Do you remember the day you got married? Love was in the air. You were excited, happy and couldn’t get enough of each other. You said yes to love, no matter what!
Marriage is a wonderful blessing that we should embrace and keep deep in our hearts. When God brings two people together in holy matrimony it’s like a new life being born into the world.
So, what happens two, three or even five years later? Some become lonely. Some become frustrated with their spouse. The silent treatment becomes the norm and the days of gazing into each other's eyes is a far distant past.
Then the question arises “do you even still love me?”
When two become ONE we must remember that the enemy is hunting you down like a roaring lion. There is nothing more upsetting for the enemy to see than a married couple loving God and loving each other. Oh, and don’t let them have loving kids and a loving family. This is definitely a target!
We must NOT allow the enemy to steal our joy, our peace or our marriage. We cannot afford for the enemy to get into our minds and have us thinking that the one thing that was good is now a bad thing.
Listen to us, DON'T DO IT!!! It's a LIE. Your marriage is a GOOD thing!
This reminds us of how Jesus came into the world as a beautiful baby boy to a virgin named Mary. This was a GOOD thing! He grew older and stepped into His purpose and mission. This was a GOOD thing! He performed miracles, signs and wonders among the people. This was a GOOD thing! They followed Him and fell at his feet. This was a GOOD thing! They praised Him on a Sunday as he entered Jerusalem saying “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”-Matthew 21:9 This was a GOOD thing! However, by Friday they were yelling “crucify Him”! Wait....what just happened? Why did the people say a GOOD thing is now a bad thing?
This is how some of you are approaching your marriage. The one disconnect or discord, you are ready to throw in the towel. This should not be. You face one temporary test and trial and your ready to give up. This should not be. This cannot be the approach for marriage.
Will you have differences of opinions? Yes. Will you have to agree to disagree at times? Yes. Will you need to extend grace toward each other? Yes. Will you need to leave room for error? Yes.
It’s all apart of the married life experience and unfortunately we are missing this fact. Marriage is a journey, not even a marathon and definitely not a sprint.
Here are 5 Tips to help you keep a GOOD thing GOOD:
1) Don’t give up on what you know is a GOOD thing
2) Give love a second chance
3) Reflect on your commitment
4) Attack the problem and not the person
5) Seek God’s wisdom for clarity, correction and correspondence
You will have peace and God will restore what has been broken, if you keep your word and approach marriage God’s way.
Give it a try! It can and will work in your favor.
Question for You? What is God trying to teach you in this season of your marriage? There is a lesson in everything. Share your thoughts with us!
Live in Peace,
Billy & Yolanda
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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