Joining us today is our guest author: Lara Williams ~You can WIN a copy of her book details below~
My man and I would both say the same thing. Our marriage has not been easy. Our unrealistic expectations mixed with poor communication and heavy baggage made us the prime target for a train wreck. And we wrecked hard. To near death.
He had great mercy on our home. He invaded and insisted with his grace. So here we stand, together in spite of the near devastation. Defying our world’s statistics.
But there still exists a daily battle to meditate upon the true things because the enemy attacks fierce. He hates marriage for it was created to reflect its Maker — full of love, forgiveness, honor, and freedom.
So whether a marriage hangs by a thread or stands a strong fortress, we all must be on guard. I must be on guard. Choosing to think on the true things.
the true things…
My sovereign God purposefully put my man and I together, complete with both of our messes. He knew the trials we would walk through. He foresaw the words we would hurl. Yet he placed us together. To transform us. To refine us. To free us.
I choose to see my man as my brother in the Lord. A fellow runner in this faith race. One whom I’m called to love and spur on towards truth. I am learning to pray rather than criticize and build rather than tear down…all beginning in my thought life.
Love expressed on the face or by the hands is not enough. It’s not love.
True love flows from the heart and pours out regardless of the other.
In spite of how you would define your own marriage today, remember…as long as God is, there exists hope.
Today’s thought-life challenge…
- Spend some time identifying thoughts you are thinking regarding marriage.
- Identify thoughts you are thinking of your spouse.
- Do those thoughts line up with God’s truth and his design?
- If not, one by one, determine a truth that you can choose to meditate upon as a replacement.
- When the lies or negative thoughts invade, declare the true things out-loud.
- What truths do you choose to think upon to counteract any lies?
- How do you want God’s Word to change you in your home?
Speaker and writer, Lara resides in central NC with her husband and three young children. You can find her online at http://www.larawilliams.org/. And you can read her blog at http://tooverflowing.com/.
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