It’s true that exposure is our friend, but its strength is drained if there is no will to change.
Jehovah points things out for a reason, but He won’t wrestle you to the ground to change your ways.
Our God needs a willing heart.
Do you fear exposure? Are you too deep a companion of pride? It’s a cruel taskmaster, you know. It’s an enemy, an accuser, and an executioner.
How do you escape such bondage?
Be willing to change.
Ask the Lord to show you how. Ask Him to cover you in His Cloak of Humility and forgive your fearful, proud, resistant heart.
He will… and then exposure can be your friend. Change – when powered by Jesus – will open the door to freedom in your life as you’re transformed to Christ’s image, just like Father God planned…
… but only if you’re willing to change.
Our God needs a willing heart.
[Review Part One]
“I expected her to be appreciative and say so,” he answered. “What I told her was a really hard thing… for me, anyway.”
“So you felt you were being vulnerable, is that it?” the counselor offered.
Jessup sipped his coffee with his eyebrows raised, “Yeah, in a way, I did. I trust her to have the biggest part of everything; not just of me, but of everything I own. I mean, shouldn’t a husband do that for a wife if he loves her?”
The counselor looked up from his notes, sympathetically.
“Jessup, when you have a serious relationship with the Lord like your wife, your focus is not on the things of the earth. The main thing… the main Person in your life is Him. Can you understand that?”
The new husband put his coffee cup down. “In spiritual things, yes; but this is about our marriage. In the things about marriage, I thought it was God Who said that the husband belongs to the wife and the wife belongs to the husband. Is that not true? It was all I was saying to her.”
The counselor scooted forward and said, “Yes, as it pertains to sexual relations and intimacy, man and wife do belong to each other, Jessup. But you didn’t specify any of that. I hope you’re not saying this now just to make more sense to me. I hope you realize your wife is simply saying God has total charge of your lives in every area, and it’s only by His permission that your bodies are given to one another in matters of intimacy. Actual ownership of everything you two are belongs to God. That’s what she is saying.”
Jessup crossed his legs and slumped slightly in his chair. “So are you saying I shouldn’t love her this much, or want her to love me in return like that? Are you saying there should be limits or boundaries to how much I love my wife?”
(TO BE CONTINUED…)
There is never a planting season that is not followed by harvest. It is impossible for there not to be a harvest of what is planted. Seeds are sown and fruit is reaped after its own kind. Plant good seeds, reap good fruit. It is impossible for these things to stop, for it is the command of God that they continue unceasingly.
What you sow you will also reap; keep sowing good seeds, my friends. Be gentle, kind, and understanding. Love the unlovable and pray unceasingly. Even if you have to cry – and you will – always sow good seeds and put your faith in the Maker and Creator of Heaven and Earth. We have the eternal promise of harvest, and He Who promised is faithful.
“And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal.6:9)