Day 12: The Power of Marriage

12 January 2014

Marriage is a covenant relationship ordained by God created to empower and bless us – and when that covenant bond is honoured, marriage has great power.

The definition of marriage is a hot topic lately. Over recent centuries, divorce rates have escalated and generational fallout has been devastating. Many people have become disillusioned with marriage.

If you are married, do you want to strengthen your marriage? Or perhaps you haven’t found the right person, yet are nervous about marriage because of the high failure rate. Successful marriage takes commitment and effort but the rewards are great and they are generational.

Building a strong marriage is a daily decision. Resolve to sort out issues of disagreement quickly, speak words of life to one another – don’t tear each other down with your words. Finally, be commited to your partner’s success because you will reap the benefits. Your support will build intimacy and fulfilment.

One of the main ingredients of a great marriage is unity and agreement. The three key areas are being united in love for one another, love for God and love for His House, the Church.

If you are married, stop for a moment and think about what practical things you can do to strengthen your relationship. Is there some area of disagreement between you? Make the decision to sit down and discuss it calmly together as a united team, not opponents.

If you are thinking about marriage, make a commitment to building a godly character and ask God to help you with your choice for a life partner.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Gen 2:22-24
Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

PRAYER: Father God, thank You for marriage. Help me be the best partner I can be and give me the grace to rise above areas of disagreement to find unity, in Jesus’ Name.