Faith helps keep us knitted together. As long as we can visualize our dream, we can move forward in our journey. Faith puts our trust in God, and not in our self or our spouse. If we begin to solely depend on our own abilities and strength, we will become exhausted. Working towards a purpose is good, but if we lose vision of the end result we will never obtain it. We can get caught up in a routine without moving forward.
Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
Our faith brings us substance and evidence. This is a promise of tangible and attainable reward coming from a supernatural and unexplainable source. It brings a good testimony. One that says “I don’t know how it happened, but God did it”!
In marriage, we must remember to encourage each other in our faith. When one loses sight we must point them back towards the plan that God gave us from the beginning. We must constantly keep our faith knitted together with the purposes of God. This will bring us fulfillment, keep us united and walking together in agreement.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Our faith can move any obstacle that our marriage faces. When we apply our faith together in prayer and praise, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance. The angels are multiplied and God’s presence inhabits our praise. We are submitting to God and resisting the devil so he and his obstacles must flee!
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Our faith can remove any things that have been rooted in our marriage that are misplaced. We need to constantly evaluate what we are letting take root and if it belongs in our homes. If we allow things to be planted that don’t belong, we have the authority by faith to uproot it and make it move! We don’t have to continue to let the enemy produce fruit that has no place in our purpose.
God takes pleasure in our prosperity, but it is impossible to please God without faith. Prosperity is defined as a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition. This is not limited to finance. This includes every area of our lives, including marriage.
God wants our marriages to prosper. So let’s intentionally stir up our faith and become pleasing unto Him. He will be sure to give us a good testimony by blessing us with things that we have hoped for in ways that will give Him glory! Praise the name of Jesus!
Father, we thank You for giving our marriage purpose. Ignite our faith and resurrect our dreams. Forgive us for getting caught up in surviving and not thriving. We want to please You. We want You to take pleasure in our marriage. Activate a gift of faith that will move mountains and uproot trees. Give us a good testimony so that our marriage will give You glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!