Getting in the Trenches

Trench1When you have relationships with family and people, often their problems become your problems and that is because sometimes God requires us to get involved to help. It’s ministry.

God is showing me that often we must get in the trenches with people and be willing to fast and pray and walk with them through deliverance and that is not easy. First of all you must be self-less. You have to realize that life is not all about you. You have to be willing to love and care for others. It’s not about “your four and no more”.

I’m single, I have no children and I have my own problems and often I avoid getting involved with things that don’t pertain to me, but God is reminding me that I can’t do that anymore. Don’t get me wrong. I have walked with my friends and family through a lot of things, but lately I’ve wanted to avoid it. I was being kind of selfish. But now God is requiring more.

Look around you and see what you can do to help someone else. And the truth is, sometimes we have to get in the trenches and it’s nasty and dirty and it not easy, but God is requiring it.

Mark 12:30-31

New International Version (NIV)

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Love Series: More Than A Notion

broken coupleThis evening someone contacted me and opened up about the state of their marriage. Infidelity, porn addiction, neglect and my heart just broke. I remember this couple so well when they first married. I know when they married, the wife never expected to pass through any of this and I am sitting here thinking that marriage is more than a notion.

The state of the marriage is so bad that separation looks like it’s on the horizon. But I’m glad the wife contacted me because I feel I should join forces with her in prayer and fight for deliverance.

It’s so important that a person not get married if they have addictions. I don’t know what it is about men, but they never want to reach out and get help. Deliverance often calls for outside help, but that is not for me to figure out.

My heart is broken because of the possibility of this marriage ending and yet another family being broken up and a father not present in the family, BUT GOD! We will fight through prayer and fasting! Please say a prayer for this family that God would heal and deliver.

Mark 10:9

New International Version (NIV)

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”