God is supposed to be present in our home and marriage every time, helping us, changing the water of our marriage into wine and calming every storm.
But most of the time we forfeit His presence.
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet [is] she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
Do you know why? Simple. Because GOD was there as a witness when you spoke your marriage vows to your young bride, and now you’ve broken those vows, broken the faith-bond with your vowed companion, your covenant wife.
The scripture says that God was there as a witness when we spoke our vows to our spouse.
The vow that we will love and cherish our spouse. That we will respect and honor our spouse with our bodies, money and all.
God was there when we were making those vows. He was a covenant witness.
What do we think God’s job was?
Was He witnessing the vows so that He could count scores of our inability to meet up? Or was it to judge us whenever we miss the mark?
None of the above. He was present for neither of these. His presence was to strengthen the covenant. Make it more potent, make it more powerful and of course help us to fulfill our vows.
Don’t ever think you can ever fulfill those vows you made to your spouse on your own. That was why God Himself was present.
He didn’t send His angels, He had to be present Himself at your wedding ceremony.
Now the scripture is saying that you didn’t give God His place in your marriage and you have broken your vow.
By not involving God, you increased the probability of breaking your vows.
When God is not involved in your marriage, He will be conspicuously absent..
When God is absent in our marriages, we lose the Help of God, His ability and strength to do what we are suppose to do.
I don’t know whether you have being trying to fulfill these vows on your own?
The truth is that you can’t fulfill these vows. It is impossible to fulfill the vows in your power.
How easy is it for a husband to love his wife as Christ loves the Church when He is not Christ?
Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church–a love marked by giving, not getting.
Who can fulfill such an instruction?
But God’s ways are the direct opposite of man’s way.
That is why when it comes to marriage, you need God all the way.
Husbands, stop frustrating yourselves, you can never love your wife without the Help of God.
Wives, don’t frustrate yourselves. You cannot fulfill this without God.
Let us all repent because it is actually pride not to involve God consciously in our marriage.
When we don’t involve God, we open the door for all sorts.
May God bless our marriages.
Confession of the day
I am quick and humble enough to get God involved in my marriage.
Prayer of the day
Lord, I repent of not getting you involved in my marriage. Now, I involve you all the way.
Thought of the day
Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Pray to God every time about your inadequacy to love and respect your spouse.