Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday in the Word.

Our wedding day...June 2002
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“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—
but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also
must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. 

Ephesians 5:31-33

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I'm feeling an urgency to say CHERISH YOUR SPOUSE.

It's apparent that the enemy of our souls, Satan, does not want unity in our marriages. He wants strife and distance and anger and bitterness and discontent. He wants separation. And divorce. He wants families torn apart...ripped in two...shredded to pieces. He wants sadness and despair and brokenness.

But this is not what God calls us to when we enter into the covenant of marriage. He calls us to love and cherish and uplift and encourage and support. Our vows say for better or worse...for richer or poorer. Marriage is for always...in the good and the bad. It's a union of the heart, soul and body...it's making two people as one. Isn't that beautiful? It is poetic if you really stop and think about it...that God created something so amazing to be shared between a man and a woman; something so personal and intimate...strong and fragile all at the same time. Only God can make such things.

Marriage is beautiful...a gift. And may I gently remind you to treat it as such? Don't take your spouse for granted...they are so very valuable.

Praying today...for you...and for me. For your marriage...and for mine. I pray you see things in a new way today...that God remove any blinders and that you can see clearly...and remember why you fell in love in the first place. I pray those memories warm your heart...and remind you how much you love that man of yours. xo

4 comments:

Michelle said...

:::hug:::

Lisa Gallup said...

Thank you...I really needed this today! xoxo

Middle-aged Momma said...

You are very wise. And I agree, marriage is very sacred and should be valued as such. Thank you for your insightful thoughts and feeling the prompting to write about it.

Christina said...

Such beautiful truth.
xo