"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Friday, February 18, 2011

One Flesh

Yesterday I was speaking about submitting.  Today I kind of want to continue on with that. 
Bear with each other & forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  Colossians 3:13

There were some things said yesterday about me not wanting to submit in EVERYTHING because there were times my husband spoke hatefully to me or didn’t want to help out.  Well, I should say that I am also guilty of that too.  I can be lazy too and when we got in an argument, words would fly, and we would just try to see who could hurt each other more.  Now it is so much different.  Now I take time to just be quiet, to think or pray about what we just said and then come back to each other and talk it out.  Now, not saying there still aren’t those bad times but they are coming less and less now!  That is only from God’s loving hand and His words. And as it says, we are one in flesh.  So what hurts one, hurts the other!  So in turn when we are treating the other with disrespect then we are doing it to ourselves as well.

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. Ephesians 5:31
 
There are several other mentions of this in the bible so you know He really means it!  Smile 
Genesis 2:24

Matthew 19:5

Mark 10:7-8

Loving each other the way our Father wants to is a lot of work sometimes, but it is so worth it!   It’s harder to do when only one of you is wanting to please the Lord but the more and more you do it the easier it becomes and that seed does get planted in the other to do so as well.  I am not saying that we have the perfect marriage, a lot of times it is far from it, but it is so much better than it has been in years!  I thank God for that!  I need to remember to thank Him for that everyday.  There are some days that I thank Him for other things but our marriage should be one of the top on that list!!

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with a singing.         Zephaniah 3:17


I want Him to continue to sing over us!  So I will do my best to continue to let Him quiet me with His love! Winking smile Pin It

4 comments:

Tiggeriffic said...

Bottom line is LOVE~! Love one another as if we were the other. WHen I worked at the school as a custodian~ I would write this on the blackboard after I finished cleaning the classroom one evening. I had 19 classrooms I cleaned.. At the end of a week it was still written on the board.. Amazing~! Getting along is so important and sometimes we just need to be quiet..
Love your blog and Love the post~!
Ta Ta For Now From Iowa:)

sophieandmomma said...

i love reading your post---this is an issue i am learning too~ do fall a lot too...so i will keep coming back for help and encouragement! :)

MTJ said...

Hi Nicole,

As I read this, I thought about what Paul wrote in Colossians 3:23:
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." (NLTB)

I don't believe you'll find anyone professing a perfect marriage, but like you, I have to work at being a good husband. What has often sabotaged me, are my expectations and disappointments; I've placed to high a premium on what I expect rather than accepting her for who she is.

This is totally opposite of how I want to be viewed, and how God views me. I look for a place to hide if God looked at me with my attitudes of my wife. I do appreciate that she loves me, and that her love is uniquely hers; not mine. My love has been selfish, but God is working on that for me, so I give Him the praise.

I hope you three have a good weekend with warmer temperatures.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Nicole said...

I LOVE you all too! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for stopping by. I replied to you all in an email too! :)

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