You want things, but you cannot have them, so you are ready to kill; you strongly desire things, but you cannot get them, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it. And when you ask, you do not receive it, because your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures.
James 4:2-3 GNT
It really is about YOU and what YOU are willing to do. Do YOU want an abudant life? Do YOU want the desires of your heart? Do YOU want to see your life blessed, your marriage healthy, your children properous and your mind at peace? Are YOU willing to do the work?
If you are not willing to serve him, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors worshiped in Mesopotamia or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are now living. As for my family and me, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 GNT
YOU have to decide to surrender:
So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.
James 4:7 GNT
YOU have to decide to trust the Lord in all things.
In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Psalms 56:11 NKJV
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
I Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
YOU have to decide to let him love you.
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
I John 4:17-19 NKJV
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
I Peter 4:8 NKJV
So see it really is about YOU. I hope you are ready because this journey will not be easy. YOU will have to trust God as the gates of hell try to consume you. Trust him when your partner is acting a fool and you’re tired and frustrated. Trust him when your bills are bigger than your check. Trust him with your children, pray for them and believe the word of God concerning them, even when it seems like God is crazy. I know all this can be confusing and scary but only until YOU get down on your knees.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
II Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV
I love you on purpose, with purpose.