God Wants To Be Your First Love – Malu Ortiz

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Dear PW, the Lord is clearly nudging us through the crisis currently happening in Taal. The Bible tells us that He allowed the flood in Noah’s time and the fire in Sodom and Gomorrah because He was grieved by the wickedness of the people.

Instead of worrying about our husband’s sin or the volcano eruption, let this be a time for all of us to realign ourselves with God and pray for a deeper relationship with Him. Let our eyes be focused on our own personal walk with God and experience His love rather than seeking love from our husband.

God’s love is truly sufficient to meet our every need that we wouldn’t have to beg from our husbands.

Remember that we do not own our husbands. God gave them to us as instruments to draw us closer to Him and to mold our character. If our marriage was good, do you think we will seek the Lord the way we are seeking Him today?

When we find ourselves always thinking and talking about our husband’s sin and marital problems, pause and pray. Be aware of the sin of idolatry. The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:24). God sees if He is no. 1 in our heart or is it our husband. If we always think and talk about our husband, then he is the one occupying our hearts, not God. He is God’s competitor. We may be as guilty as our husband because idolatry is just as wicked as adultery.

God did not make a mistake when He gave us our husbands. We are to thank God for giving them to us because we now have a deeper understanding of who God is and we realize our need for Him through our brokenness.

The Praying Wife Forum exists because we want it to be an avenue for hurting wives to get encouragement, wisdom and counseling. Not to expose our husband’s sin or criticize the mistress. Otherwise we will be judge mental and think we are better than them when in fact, in God’s eyes, we are all sinners.

Ladies, let’s us take this time to come to know God in a deeper level. Seek the Healer, not the healing. Love the Miracle Worker, not the miracle. It’s the antidote to pain, depression, fear, anxiety, hatred, bitterness and loneliness. Someday, you will look back and thank God for letting you experience brokenness.

The Bible says, the curse of Eve was not only the pain of child bearing but her heart will be for her husband and he will rule over her (Genesis 3:16). Ladies, when we find ourselves longing so much for our husband rather than God, we are under a curse. It is like an obsession that needs to be cut.

Do you remember the cartoon Popeye and Olive Oyl? I remember a part when Olive Oyl was like under a spell, and she repeatedly said, “I love Popeye! I love Popeye! I love Popeye!” When we are so focused on our husband we could be like under a spell and we need to snap out of it. Why? Because God is a jealous God! He wants to be our first love.

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