Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.”
Mark 10:9 says “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
This morning I was drinking my coffee and puttering around the house when I took a second glance at my mug. “I Do” it says. Two words. Three letters. But what meaning!
God has joined you and your officer together. You are bonded together forever with a holy seal. You have big plans together because God is using you and your marriage, even when you’re not aware of it.
This week I challenge you to not take your vows for granted. To not take your marriage for granted. To take some extra time to pray over your vows and your spouse and your marriage. If you’ve been following around here for awhile then you know strongly I feel about a strong marriage and how it is a platform for everything else in life. In a culture that pushes to put work first, or yourself first, or any other possible thing-push back! Take the time to fight for your marriage and prioritize it, because y’all, you will be BLESSED and you will bless others. Take the time to reconnect. To spend extra time talking. To pray for each other. To reach out for help if you need, because we can’t always do it alone. Go back to your vows.
Lord, thank You for giving my my officer. Thank You for creating him just for me. Thank You for matching us up, for having us walk through life together, for giving me someone to pick me up when I fall. Help me focus on our vows and the power of our partnership on the days that are hard. Remind me of Your purpose for our marriage and the blessing it is.