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 WEEKLY MESSAGE | STANDING ON GODS WORD | 06/13/2018

Glory to The Lord & Blessings Upon You...

Pastors
Fred & Norma Aguilar

Why? How? Why?
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"We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."  Isaiah 53:6
 
Many of you know that Norma and I choose many years ago that this ministry that the Lord called us to would be done in our home. The main reason is to show that your home is the most important part of your walk with the Lord, your marriage and family.
 
At first I would do all the writing, with Norma helping me with spelling. Norma reading to me all the emails and letters sent to the ministry. We would work from sun up to sun down and try to call it a day by 9:00 pm, provided we did not have any late counseling appointments.
 
One evening, after dinner, we each had work and agreed to meet back in the family room at 9:00 p.m. We had spent our evening reading and hearing about prodigal spouses.
 
Do you know the primary question that many of these prodigals are asking themselves? "How did we get to this point?" No man or woman suddenly wakes up and states, "Good morning. This might be a great day to dump my family, along with my faith." No, Satan is far more subtle than that. The evil one planted a seed of temptation, watered it with opportunity, and fertilized it with selfishness. That thing continued to grow until it took over a family, and has someone asking, "How did we get to this point?"
 
After our "quitting time" that evening, the television came on. A news report was being given on a 14-year-old from foster care who had been shot and killed late at night while driving a stolen car. The report was followed by an ad for a new television program that depicted virginity as a joke. The ad was nothing short of vulgar. The second ad that followed was for an engine oil, but a locker room phrase had been carefully woven into it. That was more than I could take, so I paused the television and turned to Norma and asked, "How did we get to this point?"
 
What has happened to society, much less to the church, that we joke about what is sacred, and gloss over family tragedy? How did we get to this point?
 
I awoke several times that night, thinking about that question. How did society get to the point that we can't even decide what is right and what is wrong?
 
How did we get to the point that "men of God" are suggesting divorce to hurting couples? How did we get to the point that serial marriages are acceptable, being married to several people, but only one at a time? How did we get to the point that the child abuse called divorce is being inflicted on children by the courts?
 
Giving thought to the question, I discovered the answer to how we got to this point. One person at a time, is how we got here.
 
Every time someone walks out on their family, they damaged far more than just their family. Foremost, they hurt themselves. One link in a local church was taken out by a divorce. That weakened church also weakens society. Sadly, things are like they are today because of many and their decisions.
 
Television networks can make a mockery of virginity, marriage, even Christmas, Christians and so much more because of what one person after another does to weaken the Truth.
 
However, the Truth, will remain and the Truth will always be the Truth, God is Truth and He will NEVER change!
 
When a prodigal spouse asks their mate, "How did we get to this point?" they already know the answer. They are really asking, "How do we get back to where we should be?"
 
Once individuals become what we should be, with Jesus Christ at the center of our life, our families can become what they should be. When our families are all they should be, can't you see how our churches will be strengthened? Strong churches have always been the basis of a strong society.
 
"But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 6:22-23
 
"How do we get back to where we should be?" It matters not if it is an individual, a family, a church or a society posing the question, the answer remains the same; by turning back to the Lord God, our Creator. If we continue on the slide of self-destruction, family destruction and church destruction, we will witness society's destruction. Someone needs to put on the brakes, and that someone is me and you.
 
What is the starting point of restoration of families, of churches, and of society? By each of us turning to our Lord God, and allowing Him to make us personally to be all He wants us to be. Once we learn how to listen and to follow Him, in every way, the dominos we have knocked down will start to stand up, in succession, once again.
 
May I ask you a hard question? Where are you today? Are you sold out to Jesus Christ, ready to serve Him and to follow Him, at any cost, or are you just along for the ride?
 
May you make this a time to get serious about standing so much that your spouse will discover the answer to their "How do we get back to where we should be?" question by looking at you.
 
We got there because one or both of us took a stand and started to pray without ceasing, both of us serious about standing and willing to follow Jesus at any cost, until He healed our marriage.
 
There is a lot at stake. May you and I follow Jesus as He rebuilds people, families, churches and society according to His master plan. As Paul said:
 
"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."  
1 Corinthians 11:1
 
"God hates cheating in the marketplace; He loves it when business is aboveboard."  Proverbs 11:1 (The Message)
 
A person with integrity does not have divided loyalties (that's duplicity), nor is he or she merely pretending (that's hypocrisy). People with integrity are "whole" people; they can be identified by their single-mindedness.
 
People with integrity have nothing to hide and nothing to fear. Their lives are open books. A person of integrity is one who has established a system of values against which all of life is judged. And are never afraid to share their lives with others.
 
Integrity is not what we do, so much as who we are. And who we are, in turn, determines what we do. We are all faced with conflicting desires. No one, no matter how "spiritual," can avoid this battle.
 
Integrity is the factor that determines which desire will prevail. We struggle daily with situations that demand decisions between what we want to do and what we ought to do. Our time and our resources and where we invest these two gifts from God tell who we are and what we believe!
 
Integrity establishes the ground rules for resolving these tensions. It allows us to predetermine what we will be regardless of circumstances, persons involved, or the places of our testing. It frees us to be whole persons no matter what comes our way, or what has been our past.
 
We are FREE to be part of the solution and not part of the problem, Praise You Jesus for FREEDOM!
 
Because we will chose to choose with integrity!
 
Be consistent in all your actions, remember Watch Your Thoughts They Become Your Words...
 
Watch Your Words They Become Your Actions...
 
Watch Your Actions They Become Your Habits...
 
Watch Your Habits They Become Your Character...
 
Watch Your Character It Becomes Your Destiny.
 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1-3


Is it in you? Well if Jesus is in you than it is!

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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