How To Meet God’s Expectations in Marriage – Part 3

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For two days now, God has been speaking His expectation for marriage to us, calling on us to pattern our love life according to His love, fragrance and sacrifice. It is apparent that God is mindful of the husband-wife relationship; He has placed a demand and expects that we keep up to satisfying this request.

God is not making an impossible demand right? He is making the expected demand. God expects our marriage to thrive in love and sweetness. He abhors divorce (separation and division).

So far, we have looked at the following expectations:

Imitating God
Walking in love
Morality and purity
Cautious talking
Proving the acceptable.

Understanding God’s expectation will help you to work around how you play your role in marriage. The other key notes on God’s expectation are:

6. Couples must allow God’s wisdom to inspire their response to situations at all times.

So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the will of the lord is. Eph 5:15-17 (MSG).

God expects couples to act wisely even during disagreement or conflicts.

7. Yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit.

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Eph. 5:18 (NIV)

Being a Spiritual person already gave your spouse enough relief and confidence about journeying with you in marriage, to act or live otherwise gives room for doubt and tension.
God’s purpose and expectations for marriage is established, yet He desire that we master this calling by living and walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

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8. Speak words of comfort to each other and to your children consistently.

Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Prov 16:24 (MSG).

Likewise, Eph. 5:19 admonishes that you treat each other with Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

Let your marriage make good music, pleasant sound to the Lord and to each other. You can turn that situation into a song (melody)

9. Gratitude! You must be grateful to God for your spouse.

And you will always give thanks for everything to God the father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:21 (NLT).

God expects gratitude and thanksgiving in marriage. He expects you to be grateful for life, your spouse, the children, your ministry, your job/business, finance and for your possessions.

10. Finally, God expects, submission in marriage; submitting one to another in love.

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ Eph 5:21 (ESV).

Submission is an act of love. A man that has not submitted to God cannot love his wife (he cannot reverence Christ through her). A woman that has not submitted to God cannot respect/honor her husband (she cannot reverence Christ through him).
Submission forms the basis of God’s expectation of love and respect in marriage as in Eph 5:22-33.

God expects our marriage to flourish, likewise, He want us to flourish in that marriage.

Your union is blessed in Jesus name-Amen!!!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
My Marriage shall fulfill Gods expectation

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
My marriage will not fail in Jesus name.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God has an expectation in our marriage.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Apply your confession

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Eph 5

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