I received a very sad email the other day that moved me so much, I thought I’d share it so that we can all be reminded of how to handle forgiveness and infidelity.
She wrote that she has been unfaithful to her husband for the past ten years and had treated him badly. She also expressed her deep remorse for all of the things she has done and has recently accepted Yeshua. (Jesus) She has repented from her sins and has turned to YHVH for forgiveness and she believes by faith that she has been forgiven. Continue Reading
This article is in response to the many searches used to find this site. This isn’t meant for anyone in particular, because I don’t know WHO is searching, but I know there are quite a few who search daily. I’m going to address this question based on what I know of God’s character, and what I’ve experienced in my own walk with Him. However, I encourage you to search the scriptures and your heart and spend much time in prayer. In other words, don’t just take my word for it.
First, you need to ask yourself these questions:
- Does God love you? [yes]
- Does He want love from you? [yes]
- Is forced love true love? [no]
- Would God ever strong-arm you into loving Him? [no]
- Would God force you to obey Him, or does He let you make that choice? [choice]
Now that we’ve laid out the groundwork, ask yourself this important question: do you really want restoration for your marriage, or do you just expect the Lord to work a miracle by fixing everything to give you what your heart desires? You know that the Lord is not going to force you to do anything you don’t want to do.
The decisions we make, and the actions that come from those decisions, are our fruit, and from our fruits we can tell the kind of seed they came from. In other words, our fruit tells everyone who we are. Jesus tells us that a good tree cannot produce bad fruit (and vice versa) so in this case, the Lord is not going to miraculously alter your fruit and make your marriage work, unless you really want your marriage to work. If we are to recognize who the believers are by their fruit, as the Bible says, then the Lord is not going to tamper with your fruit (which makes known the desires of your heart) because then, we would not truly know.