Marriage is defined as “an intimate and complementing union between a man and a woman in which the two become one physically, in the whole of life”.
Above definition is being challenged by recent happenings in our world; it has also been altered in some dictionaries. The traditional and long-held meaning of marriage has not changed and will not change in the Christian’s compass (the Bible). God is the originator of marriage and like every inventor, has the blueprint for His invention. He made marriage and also made laws to guide it. His standards for marriage will not change because of man’s idiosyncrasies. He is the same yesterday and today and forever, Hebrews 13:8.
The ultimate aim of marriage here on earth is to prepare us for the marriage supper of the lamb, Revelation 19:7-9. Seeing and accepting marriage in this light will help us to focus on getting it right from the beginning; from courtship. However, for those who are already married, every waking day presents us with an opportunity to make it right, to make it work. God is interested in your marriage – whether you are just beginning or have been in it for decades. It’s a tough call trying to ‘work it’ without God. He alone can equip you and give you the grace to make your marriage work. Ephesians 5: 24-33 highlights the relationship between Christ and His Church and sets this as an example to married couples.
Have you noticed how effortlessly and pleasantly you get along with your spouse when your prayer altar is alive and flaming? Personally, I feel the love of God around me and everything around me falls into their proper place. It’s easy to give and receive of ourselves when we are having a closer walk with Jesus.
We have to first love God, have a relationship with Jesus Christ, before we can truly and devotedly love our spouse. The love of God in us flows out, first to our spouse, and then to people around us.
Are you in a troubled marriage? Are you ready to give it your best shot? Are you ready to have a relationship with Jesus Christ? He alone can bring wholeness into that marriage. If you do not have a relationship with Jesus and you think you have a great marriage, invite Jesus into your life/marriage TODAY, and experience bliss.
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