Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
I want to talk about roles in marriage today. I have been married for over ten years now and I have went through good times and bad times just like everyone else. But the reason why I had so many bad times at firsr was because I forgot my role as a husband defined by God and failed to understand my wifes role as well. As a husband you are to lead your house. But you are not superior to your wife. Everything you do is to support your family and to do well in the eyes of the Lord. You are to be your families example of a true follower of Christ. Now a wife’s role is to support her husbands vision to do so. A wife is not second, you work together to accomplish what God wants from us all. To love each other and fellowship. A husband should never be harsh to his wife. God brought you two together for a reason and you are to never disrespect that. I just wanted to talk about this today to help out any newly married couples or anyone that is already married and needed a small reminder. Have a blessed day.
Philippians 3:20 – 4:1 – “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.”
The reason why I love this verse and how it applies to every Christian then and now is because it reminds us that this life is temporary. We are all citizens of heaven. Even though our bodies may be weak, we will be transformed to new perfect bodies. When I think of this I know that the pain and trails I go through daily are worth it. I cannot wait until the day I see Jesus face to face. Until then I will try my hardest to be Christ like and to sacrifice any worldly desires I have to be like Him. I hope everyone has a blessed day.
1 Peter 4:9
“Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”
I want to write about hospitality and doing good deeds with everyone today. It is commanded by our Lord and Savior to love one another and to live thy neighbor without complaining. You see when you have God in you, you should be pouring out love. I know that we are not perfect and at times it is difficult to love someone. But God’s love should be instilled in you. So please take some time out today and conduct a good deed. Help someone in need or help your coworker or neighbor with something they need help with and do not complain. When you bless others the way Jesus would with the correct intentions God will bless you.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
I wanted to share this verse with you all today. Many times in our lives we feel weak or like things can never be right. But do not be dismayed, God is always with us. If you put your faith in Him, he will always strengthen you. He will cover you. So if today is one of those days please just take some time today and pray. Ask God to strengthen you and cover you with His righteous hand. Let Him guard you and always keep your faith strong in Him.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
I want to write about friendships today. A lot of times we have friends in our lives for a season and sometimes we have them for life. But just as this verse states, chose your friends wisely. Everyone has that one friend that they should have parted ways with but didn’t. Whether for good reasons like continuing to minister to them to change their life or bad ones like negative symbiotic relationships. Sometimes there comes a point when you have to say enough is enough. But what do I do? First and foremost pray for them. Secondly let them know that they are simply bad company and they are effecting your life in a negative manner. Sometimes you need to be honest and blunt. I have had this happen to me multiple times and it was not easy, but if it is effecting your family you must choose a bad friend or your family. I hope this helps someone today that is having issues with bad company.
1 Corinthians 1:10
“Brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, I urge all of you to be in agreement and not to have divisions among you, so that you may be perfectly united in your understanding and opinions.”
My wife and I conducted our morning bible study and we read this verse and I started thinking about the divisions of the church we have today. Many times I have heard other denominations speak poorly about others. Things like “they read the bible different” or “they believe different.” Did Paul not teach us not to divide the church? We as Christians for far too long have put up boundaries called denominations to separate us when we should be working hard together on our similarities. We all believe in God the Father, who, in His sovereignty, created and rules over all. We believe in Jesus the Son (dead, buried, resurrected, and ascended), who came to offer eternal life to those who repent, believe, and faithfully obey him. We believe in the active presence of the Holy Spirit, who effectively works in the lives of believers. So what makes us so different? We all stand on the same building blocks. So I urge everyone that has put up boundaries between believers to pray and ask for forgiveness and clarity. Read the scriptures with an open mind and heart. I pray that one day we can all be united as followers of Christ. Have a blessed day.
1 Chorintians 10:13-14
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. When you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
This verse goes out to anyone that is fighting a addiction. Wether it is drugs, alcohol, pornography, or even gluttony. God always gives his people a way out of whatever situation they find themselves in. All you need to do is open your eyes and let God work in your life. There is no problem too big or too small for him to handle. Just pray with all your might and let Him in to you. So please my friends, listen to this verse and I hope it brings some peace into your heart that you can and will overcome your vices. God bless you all.