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3 Effective Ways the Faithful Few Can Reach the Fallen

Relationships are constantly discovered in or rescued from restless ruin. But, what I find really disturbing about the ironies of faithfulness is when people fail to connect human relationships with spiritual relationships.

Faithfulness is at the heart of an exclusive relationship. “It is the main ingredient for a healthy and happy marriage recipe.”  Faithfulness requires one to commit. Usually, that commitment comes in the form of vows or a promise to love and cherish, preferably one person at a time. Sadly enough, unfaithfulness is a big problem today. 

Know this though, “no matter how much you think of yourself, there’s not enough of you to please two!”  Yet in still people still try to burn the candle at both ends, ignoring the risk of injury to the hearts of those more emotionally invested. Suppose Jesus had a problem with ke

Satan has successfully convinced the masses that there is something out there they might be missing out on. It’s the same trick he pulled on Eve in the Garden of Eden miss out on. If God is not the Head of your life, the obsession with having something new or different never ends. When will we learn that insatiable urges which plague the flesh can never be satisfied? And the reason they can’t be satisfied is that insatiable urges belong to Satan.

Faithfulness first, relationship second. You see if you can’t be faithful to God He won’t be faithful to you. You need him in your relationship, to walk beside you through the trenches of doubt, insecurity, boredom, restlessness, financial disaster, job issues; basically, we need him to get us through struggles and tribulation of all kind. Relationships are no exception.

Whatever you do don’t look for excuses in hopes of justifying unfaithfulness. Some say they’re bored, while others voice their feelings of being unhappy, even feeling trapped; or just tired of the same old ball and chain. And then there are the women who refuse to accept fading beauty, which is inevitable and accompanied by the loss of youthful glows.

Relationships are constantly discovered in or rescued from restless ruin. But, what I find really disturbing about the ironies of faithfulness is when people fail to connect human relationships with spiritual relationships.

Faithfulness doesn’t begin with human bonds, it begins with having faith in God. Yes, God wants a commitment from you first in the relationship He establishes with his sheep. He commands us to follow him as sheep follow shepherds.

Our relationship with God the primary one and it is also where we begin to understand faithfulness. In fact, we learn that He does not tolerate spiritual adultery?  That lesson is invaluable and dual purposed. In our human lives, it teaches us the importance of commitment. Even though people seem to have accepted unfaithfulness, it’s obvious they don’t like it.

Did you know God laid out a foundation for successful relationships? At the core of this foundation is an endearment, commitment, and faithfulness, this is what He wants and expects from us toward him and between each other in marriage.  

God is so serious about faithfulness being a part of everything good in our lives He prohibited “unfaithfulness” in marriages, or the breaching of marriage vows, “in the Ten Commandments.” And when it comes to our relationships with him, he has told us time and time again that He is a jealous God. Essentially God is not a serial dater, so He won’t date you forever. At some point, He wants to put his ring on your finger and claim you as his. Are you and yours ready for that?

A good man wants to put a ring on it and a good woman deserves to have it. Additionally, a good man wants her for always, even when she’s old and frail, wrinkled and worn. He is the Husband that never leaves because a good man lives to do God’s will. He obeys the Word and looks to the Lord for his strength. Like Jesus, husbands are expected to love their wives, cherish them and be faithful once they’ve committed to doing the deed.

And women are to love their husbands too and not go astray. This is how you win in marriage and grow romantic relationships. Faithfulness cannot exist in absence of sacrifice, nor will it survive in confusion, mistrust or bewilderment.

When marriage vows are made real relationships are born and God takes them very serious. You see when you vow to love someone until death; you are also making those same vows to God. He is listening and watching every move you make. I dare you to be truthful to God and then sit back and watch what happens in your marriage or romance! I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Again, faithfulness is important both in marriage and in your relationship with God. They go hand in hand.

If you don’t believe me, here are a few scriptures that give you a good understanding of how God feels about faithfulness.

Word to the wise; make faithfulness part of your life; be committed in everything that’s good and God will do the rest. “We should start with cleansing that which is unclean or negative in our lives.” Purge the evil from among you:

“She shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.”   Deuteronomy 22:21

Minister Neecy

New International Version (©1984)
If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

New Living Translation (©2007)
“If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the woman must die. In this way, you will purge Israel of such evil.

English Standard Version (©2001)
“If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
If a man is caught having sexual intercourse with a married woman, both that man and the woman must die. You must get rid of this evil in Israel.

King James Bible
If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, [both] the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

American King James Version
If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shall you put away evil from Israel.

Though we all fall short and have sinned at one time or another, we must not pretend that the sin did not exist. There will come a day when the flesh will be weak. Some will resist and pray for strength and others will fall and surrender to temptation, and not pray. However, in the end, there will be no pity, for those who simply ignored God’s commandments…..

In essence, God knows that many will choose the flesh over faithfulness even when they have other options. You see faithfulness is a gift from God and the way we get it is by asking. The minute we stop asking for it, or relying on our own strength is the moment we stop being faithful.

Addictions and excuses “for lack of discipline” will not find favor with the Lord, because His intellect supersedes that of man a gazillion times…He will not be fooled.

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