Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm FED UP!

Ok, I said it! I am FED UP with all the negative news about all the marriages that are broken. Kate and Jon, Sandra and Jesse James, Brad and Jennifer, Jessica and Nick, Brittney and K-Fed, I could go on and on and ON.... but ENOUGH already!

Are these the ROLE MODELS our kids have to see and  hear about day in and day out? Aren't there enough kids living in broken homes ALREADY? THIS should NOT be the NORM!!!

I admit it....... I love reality TV, but our world's reality is so out of sync with God's truths.

You want TRUTH, read Ephesians Chapter 5! This chapter tells us HOW TO LIVE! Marriages are breaking up at an astonding rate. Why.... read Ephesians Chapter 5!

As a teacher, I see what divorce does to the ones left behind, the children. What kind of legacy are we leaving our children? What kind of role models? What kind of Christian witness? 

Instead of being sickened by the break-up of families, we are NUMB to it! Satan is having a grand ole time with us. He is detroying men, women, and children's lives, but most importantly, HE is leaving lasting scars on our children....  Children that will be NUMB to what GOD intends for marriage and family.

Get FED UP!  Stop believing Satan's LIE! It is not OKAY to destroy families! It should never be the norm to end marriages and break up families. 

Be the husband God intends you to be. Be the wife God intends you to be. Leave a legacy. Be a role model.  Be a witness. Be who you "claim" to be.

Don't believe the lies on TV and let it be the norm. Teach your children, divorce is NOT the answer.... read them Ephesians Chapter 5.  Teach them the TRUTH of God's word. It has got to stop!

In the past year and a half, I have had too many friends go through divorce. I know it takes TWO, but ONE can make a difference. ONE can get on their knees and pray. ONE can forgive, love and STAND for their marriage.  The power of the Holy Spirit can heal, satisfy, restore, and give hope to ANYONE!

If you've been betrayed, forgive, if you are being abused, get out! Get help! Get counseling! PRAY, PRAY and PRAY! Determine to become the person God intended you to be. If divorce happens, pray for your children to have healing, that you will be a role model and you will help create a healthy legacy.  Don't let Satan leave you wounded and feeling unworthy of every having love again.... HE CAN HEAL you and LOVE you like no other! Your life can be fuller now than it ever was before.  

Know God's love for you, know your own WORTH, and teach this to your children. Forgive, trust, believe, and love again. Read Ephesians Chapter 5! Believe Ephesians Chapter 5! LIVE, Ephesians Chapter 5!

Ephesians 5


1. Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2. and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.


3. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. 4. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7. Therefore do not be partners with them.


8. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9. (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10. and find out what pleases the Lord. 11. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14. for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:

"Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

15. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16. making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 18. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20. always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 21. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives and Husbands

22. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26. to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27. and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30. for we are members of his body. 31. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." 32. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

5 comments:

  1. You are so right! The family is definitely under attack in our society!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! That's how I found you!

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  2. Jennifer,

    Thank you for the comment. Your blog is very encouraging. God Bless ya, Sister!

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  3. I love what you have written! I have a passion for marriage being all God intended too! I'm making a flying visit now but I intend to come back! Just had to comment! God Bless You!!

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  4. You're welcome, Robyn! Thanks for the compliment. It's always wonderful to find people online who are seeking God's best for their lives! God bless!

    ~Jennifer

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  5. Elizabeth,

    Thanks for the comment. We need a radical transformation in our minds. Too many lives are affected by the break up of families. Don't you just love Lysa's post.

    God bless ya sister friend!

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