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3: The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4: And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6: Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7: They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8: He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9: And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
It took me a long time to understand the meaning behind marriage and what is is meant for. It is not just to be happy BUT to live holy before God. I will never say that it is easy or that you will not go through things because you will. My husband and I have had our tough spots. We have both wanted to give up on each other and just leave. But it was something that we had no idea was going on and it was nothing but the grace of God that held us together. This message is just a message of encouragement for all married couples out there, God loves marriage, He created it and He hates to see us allow our own flesh as well as the enemy tear us apart.
One day in the mist of me going through a minister asked me one question, They asked, "Anyone can leave, but who can stay?" It was the same question God had been asking me for quite some time. When we allow the enemy to come in and destroy what God has put together he has won and we are defeated. So I say to you today do not allow the enemy to separate you. God has a better plan ahead. Even though it does not look like things are going to change or the person is not going to change, I encourage you to hold on to God's unchanging hand. He will fix it for you. Allow Him to make some changes in you because just as you think your spouse is the problem you do not realize how much of a problem you are also.
We always think it is the other person that causes all the strife in the relationship but I am here to speak the truth. and the truth is it is both parties. I have not been a saint in my relationship with my husband and I can now admit that I made my mistakes and lots of them. It is a learning process. But I am here to say that I would not change a thing now because it will be used for the saving of someone else's marriage and soul. I thank God for who He is and what he has done for us. I have seen how couples get separated and do things to hurt each other. It is a ugly mess and I am glad that God kept us from doing the same thing to each other.
I love you Tuarus and I look forward to the many more years God is blessing us with...
|July 29, 2000 The beginning of a new life as one flesh.|