Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.15.18

Audio Message

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Scripture

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—

Ephesians 5:28-29

Reflection

The moment you feel as though you need to stray from your relationship, get or maintain the attention of a third party, seek compliments or approval from a third party, and neglect your partner and their needs- then you have failed God and disobeyed Jesus’ instruction as to how man and woman should live their lives according to his and our Father’s command.

The moment your mind is on another not your spouse or significant other it is then under the control and influence of mortal mind, the “liar”, the “enemy”- and it is up to you to regain control and declare your allegiance to God and only God.

If you are not happy where you are in your life, pray and then do something positive about it. If you are displeased with your relationship then pray and work on it selflessly looking at how you both can grow and benefit- not just selfishly focusing on your own needs.

If your arm or leg were bothering you would you simply cut them off or would you desperately work to find a solution to the pain and discomfort? If you have a migraine do you try to find a remedy, ignore the pain, or bang your head on a wall?

If you are married or seriously considering the person that you are with to become your future spouse then no other person should ever have priority, receive any of your attention, or ever be in a position where they could cause disruption on any level in your relationship.

If you can’t be loving, respectful, caring, considerate, attentive, nurturing, protective, and faithful at all times and in all ways with your spouse/significant other then you don’t deserve them and you don’t deserve to be in the relationship. God did not bring you together for you to take advantage of and hurt this other person.

The man as the proposed leader is only honored in that position if he is walking in God’s light and deserving of that position to be followed and supported. The woman as the supporter can only maintain her position if she has someone worthy of supporting and following along the way.

If the man is not leading like Christ then he has no true support from the woman. The two must work together in God’s love with the purpose and mission of being the example of ambassadors in Christ.

You must choose to either follow God or the “enemy”– you can pray for healing or cut off your limb–so choose!

Praye

Father I pray that Your love as demonstrated through and by Your son Jesus Christ touches and warms my heart and the heart of the one I love- that we treat and love each other the way we love ourselves; that we put in the time and care to nurture each other the way we care for our bodies; that when we see something is wrong we do everything in our power to make things right, just as we would do if we ever noticed that something appeared to be wrong with our body we would try to find all remedies to solve the problem.

Father I want to protect and be protected with the concern that no one and nothing will bring harm to my loved one and our relationship. It is my belief Father that no one should ever have the ability to penetrate a relationship, enter into a home, take the attention of someone else when a couple is united in Your love and devoted to living the life You have chosen.

A person should never consider straying from their relationship if their eyes and heart are focused on You Lord. Keep us pointed in the right direction Father. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Love you all,

Natasha

Please note: This message was originally written and published on May 12, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting to include an audio message and scriptural image.
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