MAKING YOUR MARRIAGE WORK
Copyright © 2005 Heaven Ministries
What's so hard about making marriage
work? Why do some marriages work and some don't? How can you make your
marriage strong and stable? Is the commitment there? We must have
the commitment and willingness to save the marriage rather than go the
easy way out and get a divorce.
The biggest problem I see in marriage today is the lack of the Spiritual Jesus in the marriage. Even if one spouse is using their God-given knowledge to solve marital issues, the marriage will basically be standing on one leg. But if both spouses lack a spiritual source for the marriage it most likely will not have any leg to stand on and the marriage will fail.
Jesus Christ is the spiritual source for the Christian marriage. In everything he or she does, the Holy Spirit should be the Christians right hand. Jesus said He left us His Spirit for comfort and council. We aren't alone when trouble heads our way. John 14:26-27 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do no let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Wow! Jesus really loves us. Jesus wants our marriage to work! The Holy Spirit reminds us of everything that Jesus has said to us. It's all in the bible. We can go to the bible to find the answers! We can listen to our conscience and do what is right. And we can humble our self and turn the other cheek. We can do many wonderful and righteous things for our marriage that would be pleasing to God.
Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down , the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Knowing biblical truth such as this we can see that marriage can work if couples place their feet on the sure foundation of Jesus Christ. Most couples when they first marry do not deliberately seek to build on a false or wrong foundation, society literally leads couples to place their hopes and dreams on the wrong foundation if they are not careful. We shouldn't be in such a big hurry to allow the world to tell us what is right and good for our marriage even if it looks or appears to be where all the answers are.
It's like playing follow the leader. We follow the leader to seek out the truth because we want answers, but the leader hasn't gone to the correct source for the answers -- instead the leader has taken matters into his own hands, which leads all the answer seekers down a blind alley. Most marriages are traveling down this blind alley thinking this is where hope, love and peace is. Society obviously doesn't know the answers to marriage; most marriages fail. We need to stop playing "follow the leader game" with our life.
Many marriages do not work because of
error in foundation. Couples are not heeding Christ's message!! Part of
the responsibility as believers in Christ is to stop and think about
where our life is going, what is our purpose for marriage, and what are
the consequences of ignoring Christ's message? We need to seek out
the source of marriage by going back to the beginning and talking with
the designer of marriage.
Marriage was established and ordained by God from the beginning.
Genesis 1:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
The proper foundation for marriage rest with God and God alone, not with society. Couples need to find the comfort and peace for their marriage that they are looking for through THE Word of God.
Matthew 7:26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house (life and marriage) on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house, and it fell with a great crash.
Questions For Couples
1. Why do some marriages work and some don't?
2. Is your marriage working? Why or Why not?
3. Who established, ordained, and designed marriage?
4. Are you going to the Master Designer for your marital problems or going to family, friends, and worldly counselors?
5. What solutions and or advice have you gotten from family, friends, and counselors?
6. How does that advice coincide with the advice and guidance that Heaven Ministries gives you? Who are you going to listen to?
7. Where should guidance and principles for your marriage come from?
Don't Let Your Marriage Come Crashing Down!! Restore it before its too late! Seek God's Truth For Your Marriage Today!