“He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
-2 Timothy 1:9 (HCSB)
The marriage Yolanda and I share was not always in this peaceful place we are in today.
In fact, it almost ended!
Between the two of us, we could not make it work. I could not change her and she could not change me. A never ending fight with neither of us bringing a solution or hope to the table.
We were both weary of battle and the end was near.
One or the both of us was destined to quit.
What we didn’t realize was that we really didn’t know each other. We really didn’t know each other because we didn’t really know ourselves and who we were in Christ.
Now I ask you, how could a solution ever come from that?
The answer is it couldn’t.
Not from us.
But God, our Father in heaven, knows us better than we know ourselves. And He knows what is best for us better than we could ever imagine for ourselves.
So just imagine, allowing God to take what He knows about the two of us and making our ‘best’ work its ‘best’ for the kingdom.
Thanks to my wife, that power from God happened in our marriage.
You see when God anoints a marriage; He blesses it with a calling.
Now we were busy arguing and fighting against our own selfishness to see it but one day, Yolanda allowed God in our relationship.
My wife got rid of all her anger, doubt, worry and fear and said, “Come on Lord! Heal my marriage as only you can.” And sure enough God came in through her and that light was so bright it affected me with the same invitation for God to come to me.
I was a little stubborn so the Holy Spirit interceded and allowed God in because of my wife’s submission and her prayers for me.
And through some pain and suffering, our marriage was transformed!
Not by anything we did, but by God’s power, saving grace and mercy.
We were saved!
Despite our selfishness God saved us. And with the transformation, a ministry was born.
Allow God to turn on that purpose in your life and marriage. This purpose was given to you, “…in Christ Jesus before time began.”
We must allow God to guide and show us how to live, love and seed according to His will.
Claim your calling and submit to God today.
It only takes one of you to allow God in to work His miracle; because your purpose has already been set in Jesus name.
May God continue to give you strength, wisdom and direction on your journey in Christ name.
Until next time, live in peace!
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