31 Oct


THE CHRISTIAN FAITH is not a bunch of rules and regulations, but rather a dynamic relationship with the living God made possible through the work of Jesus Christ.  You are to “love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut.11:13).  When we fully grasp that fact, we are well on our way to living victoriously in every area of our lives, including marriage.

Loving God fully is the foundation of a great marriage.   Loving God whole-heartedly means we obey Him, serve Him, and yield to Him.  Totally.  That’s really the only hope that two imperfect people, a husband and a wife, have in truly experiencing all that God has for their lives, marriage and family.  True success in life begins here and flows from this kind of relationship.

Let’s face it–being married isn’t always easy.  There will be conflicts, illnesses, and external challenges.  We need to learn how we fully love God and yield our wills to Him, knowing that He cares for us and that He is causing all things to work together for our good and for His glory (see Rom.8:28; 1Pet.5:7).

The peace and assurance I need to be a good husband and father doesn’t always come instantly; it’s not like flipping on a switch.  In the past, I’ve expected that Christ would instantly give me peace and strength to deal with my problems and needs and pressures.  But I’ve learned that coming to Jesus with open hands is just the first step in a long process of learning from Him and receiving from Him.

NOTE:  This article is from “Family Life Marriage Bible” by Dennis and Barbara Rainy.

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