Hello Readers & Followers,
I sincerely apologise for the delay in sharing this week's post. I had a very busy weekend; it was my wedding anniversary and also my birthday, it was a double celebration that was filled with so many activities.
My husband and I reflected on the beauty of marriage, an institution created by God for:
- A loyal partnership between one man and one woman,
- An institution that mirrors God's covenant relationship with His children,
- A foundation for building a family and
- An institution designed by God for sexual expression to help married couples to build intimacy.
My husband and I concluded that practically applying biblical principles will give the marriage a stronger foundation at all times.
I don't know if you have heard a saying that the first year of marriage is very difficult. This saying is actually unbiblical and has no basis in the Word of God. The Bible says that the righteous shall live by his faith and not by what other people profess to be the truth (Paraphrased) meaning that as Christians, we should not allow what some people say influence how we live our lives but rather be confident in God's Word and allows God's Word to guide how we live and do things within the marriage and outside of the marriage. To the glory of God, I can say my first year of marriage was not difficult but rather it was beautiful and full of various adventures and blessings from God.
Back to this week's post about Confessing and Forsaking.
To confess is to admit and accept that you have done something wrong.
To forsake is to renounce or give up something, to leave and abandon something forever.
God wants you to always ensure that you confess any wrong doing, bad habit and sin to Him. He does not want you to keep confessing without turning away from those things that you are confessing but rather God would like you to Confess and Forsake those sins. The Bible says in Ezekiel 33:11 that:
"Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD,
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked,
but rather that they turn from their ways and live.
Turn! Turn from your evil ways!
Why will you die, people of Israel?' "
Are you wondering who the wicked are? According to God's Word, the wicked are those who reject God, those who forget God, those who choose to dishonour God's Word by not living by what the Word of God says, those that are arrogant, proud, greedy, those that do not confess and forsake their sins, and those that do not worship God through their way of lives (Psalm 9:17, Psalm 10:2-11).
God is telling you today to repent and turn back, so that He can wipe away your sins (Acts 3:19). In other words, God is telling you to change your mind and attitude to Him, change your ways and Turn to Him so He can cleanse away your sins and restore you and also bless you. Not forsaking sins can hinder your progress in life.
The charge therefore for this week is to live a life that forsakes the things that God does not like. Also, for you to let others know the importance of confessing and forsaking their sins. God loves you and He desires for you to confess and forsake your sins.
Have a lovely week. Sage will be writing for the next two weeks.