Is God Allowed in Your Marriage?
Isn’t it a little bit odd how we seem like we allow everyone else to be a part of our marriage, everyone but God? Now, I am not saying that you aren’t a Christian, because I have been a Christian since before I married my husband, and there have been times where I haven’t allowed God to be a part of my marriage.
What I mean when I say that God isn’t a part of your marriage, is that we have trouble in our marriage, we need advice, we have things that happen in our lives and we talk about it to our friends, family members, people that we work with, or even perfect strangers. Of course, we might say the quick little prayer that we all tend to say, “God, help me get through this.” But, we never invite Him to be a part of our marriage.
I have shared with this blog how my husband and my first year of marriage was rough. We were in church and I remember getting into arguments with my husband and saying these quick “God, why aren’t you helping my marriage?” “God fix my marriage!” But, I would spend hours on the phone telling my best friend and really expecting her to have the answer. Are you catching my drift here?
God created women for men. It says that they are leave their parents and become one. I think that God believe that God knows that we would have difficult eve that God knows that we would have difficult times in our marriages. I believe that God knows that we will be tempted in our marriages. I believe He knew everything when He created marriage and I also believe that He wants to be a part of our marriages.
Maybe you are a person who truly believes that God is a part of your marriage. That’s wonderful. God needs to be a part of our marriages. God needs to be present in our lives. As we allow God to be in the center of our marriages and lives, it doesn’t mean that our lives or marriages will be perfect, but it does mean that they are possible. Things that come up in our marriage are possible to get through with God.
Trust God with your marriage. Have you ever heard the quote, “Have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it?” That’s what I am talking about. We are quick to let the people in our lives direct our thoughts and sway our decisions about our relationships. And, our family and friends may mean well, but sometimes they begin to talk negative towards our marriage. So, when did we stop allowing God be a part of our marriage? When did we stop reading in to what God has to say about our marriage? He has plenty to say about marriage. He has plenty to say about the temptations we may endure during our marriage.
So, I’ll ask again. Is God allowed in your marriage?
Lord, I pray that we are allowing You to be a part of our marriages. We may be Christians, and might not understand what it means to have you be a part of our marriage. I pray that the ones who don’t understand will begin to understand. Show them in a way that only they could understand. I pray that before we are too quick to run to our friends, families, and even strangers about our problems and difficulties that we are having in our marriage, that we will begin to really search for you and what your answers are for our marriages!
Until next time…be encouraged!!!