God can bless and do whatever He wants with whomever He wants, whenever He wants.
He doesn’t need your parent’s permission, He doesn’t need your Pastor’s validation, your Boss’ authorization. When God is in it or over it whatever people think or say won’t matter.
Who and what have you placed before God?
Only looking for people to confirm what God ALREADY said. Their opinion is not necessary.
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”– John 8:32
(32) And ye shall know the truth.—In the great Intercessory Prayer of John 17, Jesus prays for His disciples: “Sanctify them in the truth: Thy word is truth” (John 8:17). In the answer to the question of Thomas in John 14, He declares, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 8:6). It is this thought that is present in the connection between continuance in His word and knowledge of the truth here. These Jews professed to know the truth, and to be the official expounders of it. They had yet to learn that truth was not only a system, but also a power; not only something to be written or spoken, but also something to be felt and lived. If they abide in His word they will indeed be His disciples; living the life of truth, they will gain perception of truth. “Being true,” they will “in love grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
Source for Commentary: “ John 8:32 Bible Commentaries.” BibleHub, Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers, biblehub.com/commentaries/john/8-32.htm.
It is impossible to experience peace when you are expecting perfection. The enemy of your peace isn’t other people, the place, the pace or the problem. You can’t receive peace if your expecting perfection. The enemy of your peace is your insistence on perfection. Shift your perspective!
There’s only a few people in the world that can witness your development and still treat you with dignity. Some people/friends were only there for who they thought you were. Those who are still there, through it all, with no judgement or hesitation are those who matter and really care.
Don’t be surprised if God runs off your unbelieving spouse. You have to completely surrender what you had in mind of how your marriage/relationship should turn out. We have to remember, it is God’s will not ours.
It is a lot easier to believe in the Devil’s lies/in what you see and not in God’s word. Stay strong and focus on His promises. It takes a lot more faith to stay on the boat than it is to get off and walk away. Therefore, pray for God’s purpose for you in your situation, know your assignment and walk it out with confidence. Look back and see that the last time you were confused, worried and not knowing how you would make it through……BUT YOU DID! He will continue to bring you through so don’t get caught up in what you see before you and just press through DIFFERENTLY than you have before and know that He will bring you through THIS TIME TOO. Until you pass the test in the way GOD wants you to, it can and will repeat. Being in the middle, I’d like to describe as you not being where you used to be and you’re not quite where you want to be but you can see that light at the end of the tunnel and you’re almost there. My testimony and to help others to get to the other side, I say PRAISE God. Praise Him not because He got you OFF the boat (out of your situation) but praise Him because He got IN the boat (came into your situation) with you. He is bringing you through and all you need is His presence.
Often times we look for the person that makes us feel good, who we click with. What happens when we check with God first and really listen to what He says? Can we walk away if God says no (that’s not the one) or stay? Even if that person is not your ‘type’?
Relationships carry ENOUGH challenges, you do not want to add the fact of ‘am I suppose to be with this person’ – in that equation.
“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” – Proverbs 18:22
A discussion on faith in marriage, traditional families and blended families. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12