When you say “i do” you really say “i do” to many things.
Courtship (best face forward)
Honeymoon (um, wow!)
And suddenly, a whole lotta life hits you in the face.
Marriage gets real and it demands to know what your really made of.
A flat tire is nothing compared to the soul reaching trials that marriage brings.
I have discovered that Satan hates my marriage and he hates yours too.
But, the Lord gave me a special wedding gift.
This present was one of many….
But this one was a tool to stay married.
“Julie are you willing to keep the attitude of always looking at yourself during conflict?”
That was my gift. I reopen it during every conflict. Sometimes my husband doesn’t know I am opening it but I am. In my inner meditations I open this gift over and over.
“Lord, please help me again. I have failed. Kindness was not on my tongue.”
“I will. I love you. Speak kindly to your husband.”
“Thank you Lord.”
I desire also for my marriage to teach me to love without fear, to love like Jesus did. To love when it’s not deserved. Satan hates this kind of devotion to the gospel. He hates when we suffer for righteousness sake. He loves when we put on a little mask and pretend all is well. But my God says to confess your sins to one another so you may be healed.
He says to bring everything to the light so darkness loses it’s power.
By your grace God…I will.