Malu Ortiz: The greatest lesson I’ve learned from my marital problem is: “Love God over your husband for we were created by HIM and for HIM.” If we put this to heart, we will be able to overcome all the hurts our husband inflicted on us. As we are drawn to Christ through our suffering, we no longer focus on our problems but begin to see our own sinfulness rather than our husband’s.
Q: How po. Akala ko ok na katabi ko or kasama asawa ko. Pero lagi nya ka-chat girl nya. Super sakit iyak ako nang iyak magdamag.
Sis, pag ka-chat ni husband si Ate Gurl (borrowing Diana’s term), i-chat mo si Jesus kasi sabik na sabik si Jesus to hear from you everything you feel, your hurts, joys, pains, pati yung husband mo ireport mo rin sa Kanya. Remember yung Love Triangle na Hadlang sa marriage restoration: Habol ni Jesus: si Wife Habol ni Wife: si Husband Habol ni Husband: si Ate Gurl For restoration ito yung goal: Habol ni Jesus : ikaw Habol mo: si Jesus Dahil you are the Bride of Christ. Eternally faithful, unconditinally loving, totoong May Forever kay Jesus. At magaling at marunong magmahal si Jesus. When wife does not dedma Jesus anymore but really pays attention, spends time with, gets to know, pursues, enjoys Him, Mapapansin mong nilalambing ka Nya in so so so so so so so many ways each day from morning until night. Mapapansin mong kinakausap ka pala Nya noon pa. Masaya gumising at matulog knowing you are so loved by Him binigay nga Nya buhay Nya for you to have abundant life and eternal life. “For your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.” Isaiah 54:5 NIV Do everything for Him alone. Kahit yung pag oobey Ng commands Nya to be a biblical wife, do it for Jesus alone kasi He sees it and He is your Rewarder. Wait expectantly from Jesus while expecting Zero from earthly husband. When you are so preoccupied with Jesus, slowly but surely, mawawala yung sakit ng offense Ng others to you. Hindi mo Mapapansin yung oras, kung ano ang wala o kulang kasi busog na busog ka sa pagmamahal ni Lord. Meanwhile, ikaw, nagiging consistently joyful ka in the Lord. Nawawala na yung emotional excess baggage pasan sa Likod 3 balikbayan boxes araw araw. Ang gaan mong kausap. From the heart ang obedience to Jesus Tulad Ng pag submit, gentle and quiet spirit, serve, be the helpmeet, love in action, sweet words are like honeycomb. No nagging, no preaching, no criticism. No controlling, no do this do that you should not do this should not do that. Kung gaano ka hindi pansinin o bigyan Ng tamang pagtingin ni husband, sobrang baliktad naman si Jesus Buhos Ng pagmamahal, alaga, love words—- yung bible nga love letter Nya sa yo. Ninamnam mo ba? Yung husband na nasa Prodigal Season, isurrender kay Lord. Let God deal with him because Gods will is: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4 NIV Wag na sumali sa Pinoy Idol Competition. Yung mga naghahabol Ng idol kasi sabi sa Psalm 115 pag imbes na si Lord ang Number 1 sa atin, may nangingibabaw pang tao o bagay [na kung mawawala sa atin ay maglulupasay at hindi na makakafunction at hindi na mag follow kay Lord], magiging katulad tayo Ng mga idols natin: may Katawan pero spiritually dead “They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear… They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound… Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.” Psalms 115:5-8 NIV