CONSTRUYENDO UN MATRIMOMIO TRANQUILO
Many times women will wear “killer shoes” just to look tall and slender or to look cute.
When we are in the middle of problems we will pull anything out of our arsenal bag to bring a peaceful ending.
God has an ANSWER to bring peace to our marriage.
There is an important part of your spiritual armor that is very necessary to have peace in your marriage.
Eph.6:14-15 “Stand therefore, having your…your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.”
Paul was telling the Christians that just like a soldiers feet had to be comfortable and protected to win their approaching battles we need that preparation and equipment to fight for peace in our marriage.
Boots were part of their weaponry. These boots protected the legs as well as had spikes on the bottom to be used as a WEAPON.
Today’s military boots are adjusted with boot stretchers and cushioned with purchased arch supports.
We will always have to put WORK and preparation into our marriages as times and seasons change our lives.
Preparation means “readiness” and we need to face the enemy with firm footing.
As a spouse and Christian soldier, your equipment is your readiness to be a living testimony of God’s Good News.
During the time of battle you are EXPECTED to do everything to keep the peace in your home.
God ordained marriage but because of our fallen world, we will always have to face concerns, fears or worries.
God tells us NOT to worry or have anxiety.
He wants us to exchange our heaviness for the Lords light burden.
CASE AND POINT: During WWII, bombs would rain down on London and Coventry. Coventry was literally flattened by the end of the war. When we lived in England in the 1980’s I remember that Coventry seemed so much newer than the rest of the Country. When I was told that it had to be rebuilt after the war, my heart broke for the families that didn’t make it through the war. When the people of England had defeated hearts as they felt they were loosing. Winston Churchill would come on the radio. This mans voice changed discouraged hearts to be a heart filled with courage and peace. They won the war!!!
This is what the “gospel of peace” does for you and I in our marriage.
Peace is a state of wellbeing!
Isn’t it funny how God put “peace” along with these killer weapon’s.
These “feet shod” protect you from the insults and assaults of the devil.
God’s peace will hold you in place when the devil tries to push you around.
Have there been DIFFICULT times in your marriage?
Is the devil trying to shove you around?
Is the enemy BLOCKING your path to a great marriage?
Keep stomping with your boots.
BIND God’s peace into your mind and emotions.
Partner with the Holy Spirit and be confident that God will provide His peace that passes all understanding.
“And the peace of God will, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil.4:7
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