Welcome to For This Reason Marriage Ministries:

We are Pastors Fred & Norma Aguilar and we are so excited to have you be a part of this powerful marriage ministry!  We have made it our mission to help couples to stay in love forever and revive their marriages.  We provide Spirit-filled, Christ-centered training and counseling "couple to couple" in the home.....where God intended His presence to abide as the foundation of our marriages. The Word of God is clear "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." Gen 2:24

WELCOME TO THE WEDNESDAY WEEKLY MESSAGE | STANDING ON GODS WORD | 11/15/2017

Glory to The Lord & Blessings Upon You...

Pastors
Fred & Norma Aguilar

I hope this question will challenge you and keep challenging you in years to come.
 
"Thermometers" are women who only know how to reflect what's going on around them, while "thermostats" are women who help keep the climate around them at an even keel regardless of the circumstances. A maturing walk with God will lead you more and more to be influencers of the world around you, instead of being merely influenced by it. There is no way to mature without investing daily time with the Lord and asking for His peace, strengthen and counsel daily!
 
I want you to know that men are also guilty "thermometers" and only being reactionary.  
 
Here are some of God's instructions that will show you how you ought to set tones in a circumstance, rather than merely react in kind to it:
 
Even though you've been hurt or offended -
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back." Luke 6:27-30
 
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 
Romans 12:17-21
 
Even though the ways of the world seem reasonable, logical, and desirable -
 
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.  Ephesians 4:17-19
 
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4
 
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. John 15:19
 
Even though temptation, discouragement, and darkness run rampant around you -
 
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Ephesians 6:11
 
Even though the world around you may look frightening -
 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."  Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. Deuteronomy 31:6-7
 
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. "Selah". Psalms 46:2-3
 
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
 
Even though people speak wrongly of you or plot against you -
 
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees. Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalms 119:23-24
 
Even though a circumstance feels like it is squeezing the life out of you -
 
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
 
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  
 
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
 
Even though you might feel worn, weary, less-than, lost, dirty, messy, beyond His sight or His reach -
 
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married. 
Isaiah 62:4
 
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 
1 Peter 2:9-10
 
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
 
The world around us is broken and we have been called to live out of the healing power of Christ. 
 
As a man or woman who influences your family, neighborhoods, and workplaces you are privileged to be lights that shine into the darkness. Your greatest witness often comes in the smallest acts of faithfulness and obedience. When you show forgiveness to family and friends, we reflect Christ's attitude, instead of just reflecting the attitudes of the environment around you. When you go out of our way to bless a neighbor who needs help, you reject the self-centeredness that has come to define so much of our society. When you make decisions to tend to your family and marriage in a Biblical manner instead of the ways of the world, you proclaim Christ.
 
May you be a mighty "thermostat" for Jesus, bringing His love, joy, peace and patience with you everywhere you go! Especially in your HOME!
 
Questions to ask yourself:
1. Do I bring drama or peace into my home and family?
2. Do I give more than I take in relationships? Am I frequently concerned about "getting something" from my husband, a friendship? Do I keep tabs on who-owes-who?
3. Do I make it a point by leading to make sure I do not forsake the gathering of the Saints? And go to be a blessing to someone, or is it all about you?
4. Do I invest more effort seeking out ways to encourage people or do I spend more effort criticizing and analyzing the faults of a circumstance or person, yes that includes your husband?
 
Remember YOU can do all things through Christ who strengthen you!!!
 
Set your thermostat on Jesus and don't move from there!Jesus loves you so much!

 

 You are welcome to join us for prayer every morning at 6:00 am, CST.

Please if you would like more information on how to join us for prayer on the phone line, email or call and I will provide you with what you will need to join us!

 

All gifts to For This Reason Marriage Ministries are tax deductible:
 
Will you prayerfully consider supporting For This Reason Marriage Ministries with a year-end contribution in response to the blessing we have been in your life? No gift is too small. The Lord can use the $5 gift as much as He uses the $1000 gift.   
 
Your gift must be postmarked by December 31, 2016 to be credited in calendar year 2016 for tax purposes.   

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We are here to help and offer phone/ Skype counseling. Just visit the Contact Us link on our website. If we can help, please call us at (817) 605-8133 or email us to request more information on our marriage seminars, retreats that help save and build marriages.

For This Reason Marriage Ministries

P.O. Box 742

Colleyville, TX 76034

Thank you and the Lord bless you for your prayers, love and gifts of support.

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There is still a group of us gathering Monday thru Saturday for one hour of prayer at 6 am, you can join us by phone if you are interested in joining us please Contact Us so I can give you more information! Remember that is 6:00 am CST.

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For This Reason Marriage Ministries has helped countless thousands of married couples by ministering Jesus' reconciling power to the separated, the divorced, the unsaved, broken families and couples that are hurting. The proof of our ministry is in the countless married couples lives we have had the privilege to help and the husbands and wives standing for their marriage today despite their friends, family and even brothers and sisters in the Lord telling them to divorce. Divorce is not the answer and we teach couples how to reconcile, stand and believe that nothing is too great for our GOD and how to be "In Love Forever".

The biblical concept of marriage is that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman to live together in mutual love and respect for the glory of God, until death do them part.  Marriage is not about us, so it is not about me.  It is about God and His kingdom.  God ordained marriage as the foundational unit of society and everything is built on marriage.  Marriage, done God's way, creates the safest and best environment in which to rear children and covenant principles of marriage are based on steadfast love - looking out for the interest of each other.  They are about seeking to encourage and support each other, throughout life not just when you feel like being in the covenant, because you are "in the covenant" whether you feel like it or not and so we teach to please the Lord with your love, care and commitment to Him and to your spouse.

Thank you for visiting inloveforever.org. It is our sincere desire to bring hope to your marriage situation regardless the circumstances! Below you will find a powerful weekly teaching on covenant marriage done Gods way.

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