When I was praying about this speaking engagement, I kept asking God to place on my heart what He wanted these mamas to hear. An image I kept getting in my head over and over again was one of our physical homes–apartment, condo, house, whatever it is. Each night we lock the doors and windows, securing our families. I cannot tell you why, but the Lord kept bringing my mind to the verse in 1 Peter talking about how our “great Enemy, the Devil” prowls around like a lion, looking for someone to devour. I continually was picturing Satan prowling around our marriages, looking for a crack in the door. If we let our guard down, if we fail to secure our homes, he will find a way in and pounce. That crack may be a moment of discontent, of comparison, of bitterness…anything that the devil can use to put a wedge between and husband and wife. We are all imperfect and vulnerable.
Satan CRAVES broken marriages. He works overtime to tear down what God has joined. But just as fiercely as Satan craves them broken, God longs for them to be thriving and healthy. Healthy, God-centered marriages very often produce healthy, God-centered children. And healthy, God-centered children? CAN CHANGE THE STINKING WORLD. Let’s not let these treasures go unheeded!