Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.21.12

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:31

Pray
Father today I send a prayer for all of Your children, for every man and woman considering marriage, and for all persons who are married. I pray that You show us how to love each other deep enough to commit fully to our unions.

Father let husbands and wives realize that their spouse is their partner, and that together they are one, and should take their walk as one. Never should they allow someone else to lure their attention elsewhere, never should they give their time to another, never should they be weakened by a seducer, and never should they risk their union on a whim or under the influence of fantasy.

Father Your children are in trouble. We need You Father. The union of marriage is under attack. Some of Your children are taking vows they don’t truly believe. Some of Your children are more committed to maintaining and fixing personal property than they are their marriage. Some of Your children are suffering from greed and selfishness, wanting both their spouse and their forbidden lover(s), wanting to play out their fantasy as they hide from reality, wanting their addictions more than a healthy life, and they are too blinded to see the err of their ways.

Loneliness, frustration, fear of failure or success, nor insecurity is a reason to stray outside of their union. But we hear stories of men and women, Your children Father, who make up numerous excuses for why they can’t be faithful.

Heal them Father. Show them the way out of darkness. Show them to Your light Lord. Help them to see that the decisions they make affect a multitude of people, and can even have a generational impact. Help them to make things right in Your eyes. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
If you feel or absolutely know that you can’t be faithful to one person then don’t enter a committed, monogamous relationship, and definitely don’t get married. If you want to date and have sex, or be intimate with multiple people, then don’t enter a relationship with a person who expects monogamy on every level. Don’t pretend to be something or someone you aren’t.

God says that once you are married you are one union, one body, so why would you harm that body? To hurt your spouse is to attack yourself.
Why would you purposely and intentionally ruin someone else’s life, and the lives of others, because you choose to lie to the person who loves you? Why would you purposely and intentionally hurt your family and friends?

Don’t say it’s not intentional, because the moment you make the decision and continue to make the decision to cheat on your spouse you are intentionally doing it, and are now committed to being a liar and cheater. When you intentionally make and take calls, send and respond to letters, emails and texts, participate in online chat, give and receive gifts, spend time and travel with someone other than your spouse, then you are purposely harming the person you exchanged vows with. You are purposely and with the fullest of intent disobeying and disrespecting God.

If you lie, cheat, and sneak around…you are a liar, cheater, and deceiver. If you want peace you must bring peace, you must be about peace. Seek God for that peace. Stop hurting yourself. Stop hurting the people who love you. You are no longer a child and no longer under the protection and control of your human parents, so you must stop thinking and acting like a child. Seek God’s help to make things right in your life.

Love,

Natasha

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