What a sermon Pastor Randy shared yesterday. It seems intuitive that we should be faithful to our spouse who we professed to love for the rest of our lives. Especially when we vowed before God that we would be. But we are prone to wander. God's people always have been. But it does not have to be that way.
The struggle to be faithful is not just in marriage. It is every day of our lives when we choose who we are going to worship and live for—self or God.
God knows His people have a straying problem. Many times over he has reminded His people to "Remember" because He knew we had a problem with forgetting. This is why it is always good to think our actions all the way through. Questions like:
What will the consequences be?
Why am I being tempted to do this?
What is my real need?
Can help us to get back on track if we honestly examine ourselves and ask God for wisdom.
So often we try to meet our spiritual need with the flesh, but it just won't satisfy. Only the Creator could meet the needs of His creation. And when we realize how much He loves us and that we were made for His glory, then we don't want to do drift away from One Who would lay down His life for those He made.
Isaiah 53:6 (NLT) describes our condition before a holy God. "All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all."
If you are struggling to be faithful, you are not the only one. There is victory in Jesus Christ. He died for our sins not just to cover them, but to show us how to live a different way.
And sometimes, struggles are not all bad. We just need to learn how to struggle and defeat sin. You can read about that in my Seeing Deep blog post from today: "When the Struggle is Real". Keep fighting the good fight of faith, friend. Don't let the enemy defeat you—Christ has already overcome. You can, too.