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You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SWEET MARRIAGE - 13 (BEAR THE WEAKNESS OF YOUR SPOUSE AND CARE FOR HIM/HER)



We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” – Romans 15:1

Few days back I was waiting at an airport to receive a guest. I bought a ticket and went into the departure area. There was not much crowd there. When the flight arrived, everyone came to the baggage belt and waited for their bags. A gentleman took his baggage and came to sit in the place where I was standing. His wife waited for another bag and once she came with the bag, her husband stood up and walked towards her with his bag.  

As both were walking, his wife suddenly stopped and looked at his baggage and then looked at his face with a smile and asked, “Where is your laptop bag?” He remembered about his bag only when she had asked about it and he ran towards the place where he was sitting moments before. As there was not much crowd, the laptop was safe in the bag and he took it and came towards her. 

I could understand from both of their expressions that he does forget things often like what happened on that day and so I was waiting eagerly for the reaction of his wife once he return back to her after taking his laptop bag.

She never looked at him angrily or in a different way. She simply smiled as he told his own reason for his carelessness. She accepted it and they both walked out happily without any argument or words that might hurt each other. 

My dear young friend, even in your marriage life, your spouse might be careless or weak in certain areas or things. He / She might have a tendency to forget certain things and because of that many valuable things might have got lost. 

How we react to their weakness is very important? The woman I saw in the airport never showed any kind of disappointment or disapproval. She accepted the way and she spoke very politely to him. Only I was standing there and she didn’t react in disrespectful way to her husband. Because of her smile and politeness, they left out of the airport so happily. The peace and the joy between them were never disturbed. 

God wants us who were strong ought to bear the failings of the weakness of our spouse. Do not show your frustration and anger upon your spouse in public when they did something wrong. Do not react madly to their mistakes. Try to understand the weakness of your spouse and support and encourage him/her to do better. Do not put him/her down in front of somebody. If you want to convey something to your spouse about his/her weakness, speak to him/her politely and show that you care for him/her. 

Do not speak to him/her in authoritative tone in such situations. That may lead to some problems and your peace will get affected. Accept the weakness of your spouse, love and respect them. Do not hurt them by your disrespectful words or behaviour. Then God’s peace and joy will overflow in your life. You will stay united.

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