Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One... two... unity...

Rough start to our morning. Didn't feel like praying with my wife this morning, but I did. She prayed and what a prayer it was. She got right to the point. I had a rough day yesterday at work and it again spilled over into our morning. This time more on my part than any other individual in the house. I gotta tell ya, God listened and I was feeling better when I got to work. I also prayed all the way to work. Seemed like today I was really focused on my praying and what I was bringing to God. My wife and I had lunch today and we discussed my bad day yesterday and how it is spilling into today. We started to question if God was pointing something out in his sometimes ever so gentle but obvious way. Maybe God was asking "Had enough yet?". Interesting thought isn't it? Keep reading here.. the point is coming.

Mark 10:9 What God has joined together, let no one separate.

How many times have you been at a wedding and heard that scripture read. We also have heard the scripture at weddings in

Ephesians 5:21 - 33
21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

I am on day 30 of Fireproof. It talked about having unity in our relationship with Christ how that is in direct relationship with our spouse. Like it says in Ephesians 5:21-33 I am discovering more than ever that being unified in every aspect with my wife is so important. We find ourselves in a place for the first time in our marriage. I just want to say here that I am amazed at all the firsts that we are experiencing. But this is the first time together that we have truly started asking God what his will is for us. My wife said that she was praying this morning and just felt like God was asking "You guys had enough yet?" I looked at her and said "Yes I have had enough and it is time for us to seek his will." I have felt from the very beginning of this journey that God had something in store for us. I think through all of this, God will start revealing his will for us. I believe God has laid the ground work, now it is time to start building on it. We don't know what it is yet, but I believe we will know in God's timing. If there are things we need to sacrifice, than we will. If there are tough decisions that we need to make, than we will. If those are the things God wants us to do for his purpose, than we will and we will trust God to provide.

My point today and there are probably many I could "point" out, is that God brings a man and woman together for a reason. God has a purpose and plan. Maybe you got married for the wrong reasons. But now that you are, God can use it. You just gotta let him. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God righted this ship called marriage and now he is going to use it for his purpose and glory.

OK so here is what to pray for. Pray that we will continue to seek the Lords will for us. Pray for our kids, they are adjusting well, but one still struggles. Pray for our marriage that God will continue to strengthen it.

Father thank you for your love for us. Thank you Father for all that you do. Thank you Father for getting our attention with the ways and means that you use. Father thank you for caring for us. Help us to always know that you are in control and you will provide beyond what we ask.