If I knew back then what I know now I would never have gotten married. Don’t get me wrong I know my children and all that God has done in my past is part of my purpose. But to be able to devote my entire life to God…..sigh bliss. I will raise my children to be Kingdom focused and I am praying for their spouse to also be Kingdom focused. I will prepare them to seek out Gods calling on their life and to know the importance of being yoked with another that has the same calling. Marriage is a gift. And I know that a married couple equally yoked working for God will advance the kingdom in fierce ways, that many single people can’t. A chord of 3 cannot be broken. Marriage shows beautifully what it’s like to be yoked with Christ. If done properly.
Jesus died to bring me to God. A man is to love a woman as Christ loved the church. To love someone so much you devote your entire life preparing, building up, and then binding that relationship with the sacrificial love. When our order within a marriage is off…eventually the kingdom you’ve created will break. Its can run pretty well for awhile, but everything not done the way God intended will break. And the true purpose for the union will not be reached. I think of how Paul said to Timothy finish the race. I’m envisioning this couple running around the course in three legged race. At times when they are in sync with God’s design your unable to determine whose leg is in control of the third, (which one has dominant controls) then there’s the other couple. The dominate one is easy to see bc they’re carrying the other….until they’re unable to anymore and then they need to rest. Which means they stop the race collect their strength and then begin again. Can they advance Gods kingdom absolutely God’s word will not return void. So finishing the race still earns them a ribbon for participation. But they forfeit any prizes associated with the winners who placed in the race.
Which marriage represents yours? Are you running the race with excellence? Or have you settled to just finish satisfied with the ribbon?
~sometimes I just gotta write~