Are you strong enough….

So recently and I mean very recently my face ran full force into a God built brick wall. Why because I was not strong enough and didn’t make the choice to be so.

Now I sit here on the floor looking around at the damaged that I caused because of that wall that He so perfectly placed in my path. It’s amazing how with blinders of the flesh on we don’t want want to see what our choices are going to cause. 

Now I’m sure you are wondering why God put a wall up? Well to be honest it was because I wasn’t living like I was suppose to be. When I was home or at church I made at pretty good show that I was but thankfully we can’t hide things from God. I was living at a two face christian…. acting one way at home and church than another way at work.

I can say that we don’t see what’s happening but inside we all know all and that’s why I say we chose not to see it. But as I sit here God showed me this….

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:5 NIV

So know all I can do is be thankful that He didn’t allow me to continue down the oath of my choices but to bring me back to him.

I want to share this with everyone to remind them how important our time with God is. Don’t be like me… never stop reading saying your tired or don’t have the time. Make the time and read when your not tired. Don’t say you can’t pray right now because right now is the time to be praying.  The armor that God gives us will never work if we don’t keep our face buried Him by reading His word, talking to Him and never stop hitting our knees. 

He is making it very clear that He is VERY jealous God and wants us close to Him at all times during our life.

For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “ Abba! Father!”

ROMANS 8:14‭-‬15 AMP

So please be encouraged by my faults and failures to not go through it and if you have or are currently going through a hard time. Always remember to hit your knees if at the least daily and talk to your father. Let Him keep you strong in your faith and live a Godly life as we are called to be. Let’s forever never stop pursuing a relentless love for Christ. I pray this has helped….. And may God bless you on your journey. 

Happy wife, Happy life.. How to make that happen..

We have all heard the saying that a happy wife means a happy life but do we really understand what that means. I don’t think that we honestly do..

None of us really want to out in the effort to find out what it means it even what it takes to make a happy spouse. I know for me it was a very hard thing to figure out. It cost many discouraging moments, many headaches. Too many long night of fighting and that’s just a few things not including what it’s done to my wife.

It’s funny that once I found out what I really had to do in order for this to happen it was super easy for me. It’s not something that I could do not is it something you can do. It’s only when we realize that, can we finally find the secret to the best marriage you can ever have.

Are you ready….. Do you really want to know…. Well here it is I will tell you….

You have to love her through Christ and you have to do as the scripture says “we must die to our selves.” I had give up my battle and start pursuing her as though I am pursuing Christ. By doing this we are allowing God to love her through us. I have found that with all the different things that I have tried to better my relationship were all pointless unless I’m doing it with Him in my sights. Christ is where we find out joy through any hardship and also any joy we have in the good times can be better through Him.

So in turn with this new in sight I find my self longing for her in ways that I never knew a man could do. There is points when the aching to be with her is so intense that it causes such an emotion I get extremely anxious. Its the best feelings I have ever had, it’s being a whole new meaning to loving someone more every day.

So let’s remember that first love we have had for Christ can be a daily feeling you can have toward your spouse. Whether Your a husband or a wife it applies both ways. With doing this we find our satisfaction within Christ and stop holding our spouse to standards they can never achieve.

So in turn the answer is to never stop relentlessly pursuing the love of Christ.