Marriage, God’s Plan for Completeness

Marriage is the picture of our relationship with God!

 

Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman together, to distinct different people, to become one flesh or in other words to operate in one accord. Marriage is a sacrifice, a partnership, and a growing experience.  The same could be said with a person’s relationship with God.

 

In Gen. 1:27 we read; “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  To know God is to have a relationship with Him. God made the sacrifice through His Jesus who died on the cross for each person’s sin.  When we admit that we have sinned and turn to Jesus for forgiveness, our sins are forgiven and we enter into a relationship with Him.  This relationship is a partnership of living our lives together with Jesus.  It is a life that is joined together with two people making the decisions instead of one. At least that is what it should be.

 

Living with or for Jesus is also a growing experience.  Each day becomes something new and exciting with the Lord.  God, who desires a relationship with us, molds and makes us into the person He desires us to be.  God always has our best interests at heart.

 

If there is something wrong in your marriage with your spouse, you must first look at your marriage relationship with Christ.  A broken marriage means a broken relationship and most likely that means that the couple’s relationship with Christ is out of proportion.  Christ must be first in our lives.  Our relationship with our spouse should be second, which means that the “I’s” have last place.

 

Let us all consider 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 when we think about our relationship with the Lord and each other.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

 

Marriage is the picture of our relationship with God.  This is why marriages are being attacked more today than ever before.  Satan does not want us to live for the Lord.  Let us make the sacrifice needed to successfully live for Christ in a partnership with Him that will bring spiritual growth each and every day.  When we get our marriage relationship with the Lord right our marriage relationship with one another will fall into place. 

 

Live for God today!