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Morality is a Battle

Morality–Your Way or God’s Way?

We’ve all tried finding our soul mate our way, societies’ way and even the media’s way. When most U.S. marriages end in divorce—53-80%–it’s time to use the wisdom God gave us to figure out a better way.

 The stats are against us. More couples are deciding to live together rather than suffer the emotional and financial consequences of divorce. Incidentally, the 80% divorce stat is among couples that live together before marriage. Why is that stat so high? Simple: God won’t bless sex outside of marriage.

We all search for true love and lasting romance no matter what our religious preferences are. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Trying to find it using today’s society mores is a battle. Morality itself is a battle. There is a better way—God’s Way! A simple verse that is one of the 3000 promises in the Bible says this:

Matthew 6:33—“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all of these things will be added unto you.”  These words were spoken by Jesus Christ, Himself. The word all in the verse means all, which includes love, joy, peace, financial security, protection, wisdom, patience and yes, “all” means a soul mate. Four things for us to do and God will send you a soul mate. We have to do our parts first. Become an Ephesians 5 man and a Proverbs 31 woman.

The Battle–“…Not Looking forward to the Dating Scene…”

 I was talking to a group of friends discussing today’s dating scene. One recently divorced attractive lady in her 30’s stated, “I’m not looking forward to getting back into the dating scene again. I know men will not marry a woman without first sleeping with her because that’s just the way things are. I also know that God will not bless a relationship like this…”

True, deep, passionate relationships are built on trust and respect. Finding this in one person is a battle; a battle of faith, morals and boundaries. Yep, it’s true when everyone says that all relationships change after sex. Did you ever wonder why? Because sex has no commitment, it’s just lust and self-fulfillment. True love requires a commitment.

When we take love into our own hands without His guidance, we’re saying, “Thanks God, I’ll take it from here…” and just reach up and slap Him in the face. God’s reply: “I gave you free will and free choice. Good Luck, My child.”

Then we wonder why we get our hearts broken, build up walls around our feelings and are not willing to open up to the next person that comes along. Intimacy is unguarded openness. You can’t have one without the other. Let God heal your broken heart and then trust His heart to give you the desires of your heart.


Author: Ron Mumford  January 22, 2014  10:37 pm

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