Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Will you choose the narrow way?”

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Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Every day we have to make decisions that affect our lives, marriages, relationships and our careers.  We are often presented with two basic ways of doing life, God’s way and the World’s way.  One way is narrow and one way is broad.  Which way will you choose?  

Matthew 7:13 says, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  On Tuesday morning, I meditated on this verse for my devotion.  Shortly there after, I went for a walk.  While on the walk, I looked up and saw this line in the sky (see the picture).  As I looked at the line, I kept hearing, “CHOOSE THE NARROW WAY!”  So I wanted to share this with you (perhaps someone else needs to hear this).

Since this blog is all about relationships I asked God: “How does this apply to relationships?”   He began to give me examples such as: The world and some Christians are practicing sex before marriage.  This is an example of the broad way because many travel on this road.  Waiting until you are married to have sex is God’s way and therefore the Narrow way.  When a man and woman get married and don’t step outside of their spouse, this is the Narrow way.  Those who marry and have a woman or a man on the side are choosing the broad way.  Choosing a dress that exposes your breast, belly, butt and everything else to the world is the broad way.  The dress may succeed at catching a man’s eye however, choosing a modest dress that covers your private areas is the Narrow way.  Which way will you choose?

I don’t know about you but when I look at this line that was in the sky, I am reminded that not many will travel this way.  It is not very wide therefore, only few will travel this way.  It’s the Narrow way and it’s difficult because it’s not popular, you may be talked about or criticized but God wants us to choose His way!  The Narrow Way!  Don’t settle, and don’ feel like you have to do what every one else is doing.     Choose the Narrow way! It leads to life!

Until next week . .  .

 

Carolyn Tatem

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