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Be Overcomers

By Donna Martin

“In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 (NIV)

Our world is crazy.  Have you noticed?  Each day I am amazed by the things I hear on the news.  People are so confused.

Heterosexual couples want to live together, but don’t want to get married

Gay couples want to have the right to get married.

Unwed women want to abort their babies because they don’t want a child, while married couples struggle with the agony of not being able to conceive a child

Couples enter marriage with the belief that if it doesn’t work out they can just get a divorce despite the fact that they repeated vows that stated they would love each other “’til death do us part.”

So many people are self-centered, lazy, and want to blame everyone but themselves for the problems they experience.

So what does this have to do with marriage?  As married couples, it is so important for us to live out our faith in our daily lives and in our marriage.  Here are some suggestions for living out your faith as a couple:

  1. Read the Bible and pray together daily and ask God to guide you as you live for him each day.
  2. Go to church together and get involved in a Bible study group.
  3. Look for ways to serve together to help others.
  4. Be committed to your vows to love each other and do not ever mention the word divorce.
  5. Be thankful for what you have and live a life of praise
  6. Teach your children Biblical principles daily and live out those principles in your own life.
  7. Take responsibility for your own actions and do not blame others for your problems
  8. Ask God to open up opportunities for you to share your faith with others
  9. Get to know your neighbors and love them as you love yourself
  10. Live a life of integrity at home and at work

Jesus used ordinary people to change the world.  Let Him use you.  Stay salty and let your light shine.  Matthew 5:13-16. 

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