Category Archives: Marriage

A Manly Thing

 Men have this thing about wanting to fix things, to fix problems whether the problem is theirs or someone else’s,  to do things on their own, to achieve on their own. This is great until things don’t work out so well. When things don’t work out so well, they lose motivation and confidence.

 God wants to be a part of every project and problem that we face. Sometimes it is hard for a man to turn to God for help because they have that in them to handle it on their own. Especially when it involves another human being, the man will have to come to terms with the fact that we cannot change others. God gave them a free will and God does not cross that so what makes us think we will be able to.

 Men that are doing their best to follow God will often do what they can until things get ugly and then they will call on God. God wants to be a part of the project and solution from the beginning. If we invite Him to help from the beginning, we will save ourselves a lot of grieve.

 When men face issues that cause them to feel like failures like a child not turning out like they expected, a failed marriage, not being able to find work or maybe a job that isn’t meeting the needs for his family like he would like, etc., they may often get discouraged and lose motivation. This is a great time to be walking with God because He can remind us of who we are in Christ. We may be trying to solve an issue that involves another human being and we may need to come to terms that it is not going to happen. Maybe it is just a matter of letting go and letting God. Sometimes when we do that it allows God to work. It will be out of obedience and admitting that It can’t be done without God that the answer will come.

Sometimes the answer that we want does not come. That is when we have to decide if we are going to let it destroy us or allow God to work in it and use it to bring Him glory. This is not about us. This is about God. We are but a speck of dust that only exists for a second compared to eternity that God loves and will work to our betterment through everything that we go through but we have to let Him work. It will all come to completion and we will find joy again but it takes that step of letting God do what God wants to do it the situation. The end will be better in the long run. What good does it do to get down on ourselves and feel sorry for ourselves? We must move ahead and continue to follow in the steps that God leads us. It is not what crosses our path that matters. It is what we do with it that matters and what we allow it to do to us. Don’t be defeated. Give it to God and move ahead.

Better Love

If you think you can get better love out in the world than what Jesus gives, you will be searching and not finding.

Christ loved you from the beginning and continues to love you.

He loves you like no other.

There is nothing you have done or can do that would cause Him to love you less.

The Truth

The truth can hurt sometimes but the Truth will set you free. It can set you free from you addiction, from your debt, from your past, from any burden that you don’t need to be carrying around.

When you face the truth, you can deal with it. When you run from the truth, the burden gets heavier.

The longer you run, the larger it gets. The larger it gets, the harder it will be to unload.

Today is the day of Salvation. Unload your burdens today.

A Stable Life

Does life ever get away from you? I am pretty sure it happens to everyone periodically if not frequently. Schedules and routines are great but life doesn’t continue long without interruptions. We have to adjust ourselves to what is going on.

Even in our routines, we should be evaluating and adjusting so that we are always keeping God first. He is the most stable being in our life.

Maybe your life feels totally out of control. It may be time to reevaluate your priorities. If you don’t already have God in your life, maybe it is time you invite Him in to see what a change he can make.

God Gave His Best

He gave His Son. He gave His spotless Lamb. He gave His One and Only. This was and still is His Best. He didn’t give His best so that we could lose, be defeated, or crumble. He gave His best so we could win, conquer, and stand.

He gave his Best because He wants the best for our lives. He wants us to have His promises and His blessings. He wants us to have the life He has planned for us. Even when life doesn’t look the best, He works it out to be the best. Romans 8:28 says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. He appointed them to be saved in keeping with his purpose.”

When the race gets hard, you need to keep running the race. Don’t fall on the side lines. Don’t settle to stay in your circumstance. Stay steadfast and faithful. Better is ahead. The water stop or the downhill grade or the level ground and ultimately the finish line. You don’t finish the race by getting up one day and running.  You finish by conditioning daily.

We need to stay in prayer and Bible reading. We need to give God our best. It will never be equivalent or even close to what He has given us, but our best is what He asks for. Our best will be enough when we accept God’s Best to cover us. Accepting Jesus so that His blood covers us will make us acceptable.