I was scrolling through Pinterest and read a quote from Marquis Clarke that says, “I want my life and my marriage to look less like the world and more like Christ.” So, with that reading that statement, I really began to think about what my marriage looks like and how my marriage looks to the world. Does it reflect Christ or is it more “worldly?”
I would like to say that my marriage reflects something that was created by Christ. I mean, I believe God created marriage but we have the capability of either letting our marriage look like it was created from God or having our marriage look like it was created from God but looks like the world got a hold of it.
I would say that at one time in our marriage, it would look very messy. People wouldn’t think we would make it. It was completely out of control. But, that is one of the reasons why I wanted to create this blog. I wanted to encourage them and show them what a marriage looks like. Now, with me saying that, I am by no means saying that my marriage is perfect…nor am I saying that my marriage has always been perfect. Obviously, if you have been reading this blog, you know it’s not.
So, what does your marriage look like? Would you say it looks more like Christ or more like the world? That might be hard to answer, especially if you and your spouse are not in the same spot. At one point in my marriage…my husband and I were not. I was in church and he wasn’t. So, I believe that in that point in our marriage that it was messy!
I just believe that the “world” is all around us! It is on the radio, on TVs, out in the store. We can be influenced by so much that is around us. That is why it is important for us to stay focused on what we are surrounded by. I believe the world creeps in a little at a time.
John 10:10, I know I have quoted it before, but it is one scripture that I constantly have to remind myself of. “The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy…BUT God comes to give us life, so that we may live more abundantly.” We have to be on guard for the enemies and what he is throwing at us.
So, what do you say? What does your marriage look like? How has the world influenced your marriage? How can you change that?
Lord, we are surrounded by temptation, we are surrounded by things on the television, things on the radio and the worlds all around us. Let us be more aware of our surroundings and what the enemy is trying to throw at our marriages because sometimes the enemy throws things that we don’t realize and before we do realize it, it’s too late. Help us to have a more Godly, God-centered marriage. When the world sees our marriages, may they see you in the center of it and want a marriage like the ones we are showing them instead of the marriages that are on the television. Show us where we go wrong in our marriages.
Until next time…be encouraged!!!!