HELP FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
Do you ever call on the power of the Holy Spirit to be in the center of your marriage.
Married couples forget to call on this help for their marriage.
Every day we encounter problems at our workplace, raising our children, finances and an array of problems.
Most of us have attended a marriage seminar or read an article and told ourselves that we will now work towards the perfect marriage.
The next thing we know, we find ourselves in a debate that ended without a win-win result.
Don’t condemn yourself because all is not hopeless.
Learning marriage principles is great but we need the power of the Holy Spirit if we want a long-term change.
In Malachi 2, it says that marriage is God’s “Holy Institute.”
Anything “Holy” is a target for the enemy.
CASE AND POINT: One day I was studying on my bed. My husband was exercising in our garage and was coming up the steps. As he was coming up the steps, I turned my head and in a flash I saw a demon crouched down in my bedroom ready to attack my husband. Now I don’t believe Christians can be demon possessed and my husband is a very Godly man. Good marriages are his major target. I shared this story in my marriage class. I thought all the women would walk out and think I was crazy. After my class was over, one wife came up to me with tears in her eyes. This may sound funny but she told me that she was so glad to hear that. She said she feels like her marriage is always being attacked and felt she was the only one. To hear that a demon had the nerve to come into my bedroom made her feel she was not alone battling for a good marriage.
On our own we cannot consistently pursue a great marriage.
2Cor.13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
You need the communion of the Holy Spirit in your marriage.
Jesus was giving his disciples a new leader:
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
John 16:13 “When He , the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
The minute you accept Christ as your savior, the Holy Spirit comes into your life.
God loves the Holy Spirit so much that he chastised the children of Israel for their disobedience.
“But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; so He turned Himself against them as an enemy.” (Isa.63:10)
David knew that the secret of his greatness was not him but the power of the Holy Spirit.
“Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.” (Psa.52:11)
Let your natural reactions be replaced by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die…” (Rom.8:13-14)
The Holy Spirit produces fellowship with God and an affective relationship with our spouses.
This is how the Holy Spirit impacts your marriage:
- He empowers you to fight sin (Gal.5:15-16)
- Helps to produce fruit of the spirit in you (Gal.5:22-23)
- Daily directs your life (Rom.8:14)
- Assist your marriage to glorify Jesus (John 16:14)
- Convicts you of sin (John 16:18)
- Gives power to be Christ-like (Eph.3:16)
Ask the Holy Spirit right now to help your marriage succeed.
The Holy Spirit will teach you not to quench His Spirit.
He will teach you how to keep your marriage fresh and vibrant!
You have tried everything else, Give Him a try!!!!
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