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Marriage – On Earth as in Heaven is it Possible?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Would Jesus tell us to pray – ask if it were not possible?? Matthew 6: 9-10

What would “Marriage – on Earth as in Heaven” look like?

Can you picture a bride and groom looking at each other with eyes of love? Picture the hope and desire in their eyes, wanting nothing more than to spend the rest of their lives pleasing one another and delighting in their beloved. They are so very much in love! They are two servants wanting and willing to lay their lives down for one another.

After a few weeks/ months/years what has happened?? Our individual preferences, wants, desires became more important than our loved ones happiness. Our past hurts begin to affect our relationship. Fears, insecurity and independence diminish our love and commitment in the marriage without our even knowing why we are doing or saying hurtful things to our mates. So what is the answer?

It really begins with you. Are you willing to pay the price?

It does not happen over night. The Potter has to remove many impurities from our minds and hearts. Our pride, self reliance, unforgiveness, bitterness, and resentments. For me, my independence was a major obstacle that caused turmoil in our marriage. It wasn’t until I declared that our marriage was the single most important thing in my life, and meant it that our marriage really began to flourish and blossom into a thing of beauty.

How determined are you to see His will being done in your life and in you marriage? Are you willing to lay your wants and desires at the foot of the cross and pray with your spouse for God’s will to be done in your marriage. His will is for the two of you to become one. A marriage on earth representing Christ and His Bride loving, caring honoring and respecting each other, willing to die for the other if need be.

Seek, knock, ask, be determined to press through to know and enjoy what it means to have a “Marriage on Earth as in Heaven”