Imagine a situation in which a father sends his son on a journey to oversea his company in a neighbouring community.
While embarking on this journey, his son met a friend of his who agreed to accompany him to carry out this special assignment sent by the father.
What is simply expected of this duo is to do all they can to see to the accomplishment of this task.
They will have to bond, strategize, engage, think and sometimes disagree to agree. While doing this, they must not be distracted because some day, they will give full account back to the father, Who sent them on this assignment.
The same is true in marriage. Marriage involves two people on a journey sent by God, the One who institutes marriage. Marriage is solely His idea and as much as we want to have a blissful marriage, we should not shift our focus from Him.
How lovely will it be if my spouse and I can enjoy a good marriage here on Earth and see each other in Heaven with God on the last day!
One of the ways to truly know if you love your spouse is how interested you are in their Christian life because God is Love and love stems from Him.
A good marriage is not just based on the physical and emotional alone but also on the spiritual.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1John 4:7-8)
Do you just push each other to achieve earthly goals while losing sight of the ultimate goal, which is to reign with Christ in heaven?
What efforts are you both putting together to build each other spiritually or that seems to be none of your business? How far have you both helped yourselves in your spiritual growth?
How often do you stimulate each other to godliness? Yes, you are very vibrant in the Spirit but do you care less about that of your partner?
The Bible admonishes us to encourage and build each other up
My beloved of God, place God at the centre of your marriage and constantly grow closer to Him as one united in love.
Share whatever you’ve learnt from your personal times with God.
Pray for and with each other.
Learn to trust God together especially during difficult times.
Worship God together.
Serve God together.
Keep your eyes on the ultimate goal!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
God is the centre of my marriage. My spouse and I are growing consistently in our love for God and each other. Our eyes are on the ultimate goal and we won’t be distracted.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father in the Name of Jesus, help my spouse and I to stay united in the body, soul and most importantly in the Spirit.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Create time, not less than 30 minutes to discuss with your spouse ways you can build each other up spiritually.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY