Shinning Your Light in Marriage
Copyright © 2006 Heaven
Can you hide a fruitful marriage from others? No, you can’t. In a marriage where both husband and wife are spiritually fit and make Christ the head of their marriage, they have a fruitful and blessed filled marriage. Its beam of light can be seen wherever they go. If we live our lives for Christ, our marriage will surely glow, showing others what a Christ-like marriage can be.
We can talk about having a Christian marriage until we are blue in the face, but until we finally live our lives in Christ-like ways, our light in marriage will remain hidden from others. We hide our light in marriage in several ways. The most prevalent way we hide our light is by having a marriage like everyone else. Christians are supposed to be different in a good way, but if our marriage has the same problems that affect godless marriages, than what is that saying about our marriage? Where is the light?
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”
(Matthew 5:13 NIV)
Another way in which Christ Ones hide their light is by letting sin come in and destroy the light. When we do not rely on Christ for our marriage issues and problems, we again, behave like the crowd and handle marital qualms the way they do. But what do they do? Have affairs, control one another, become jealous, angry, selfish, resentful, addicted, depressed, etc. This happens because some Christian couples have denied the light. They have not put their full trust in God for their marriage! Are you letting your marriage get trampled down by men? Turn the light on!
How could we NOT give God the power over of our marriage when He is the One who established marriage in the first place? Christ is the light that shines in marriage! This means if Jesus Christ is not the head of your marriage, you may be hiding your light from others, and that means your marriage is like everyone else’s.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2 NIV)
Do you have a glowing marriage? Doing the “will of God” or “walking the Christian walk” is showing your light to others by being an example of Christ. Be a beacon of truth in your marriage – don’t shut your light off from the world.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)
Shine your light.