endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Our marriage should have unity by the bond of peace. Peace is the glue that holds us together. Where there is peace, the cares of this world can be dealt with appropriately and without offense. So how do we obtain this type of peace?
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Peace comes by prayer with humble requests. It comes by being thankful to God and all that He is and has done for us. The verse goes on to tell us what to think about.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
When we set our minds on these things, we can see things from God’s perspective. We close the gate of our brains to the enemy to speak lies and give us false imaginations about our situations. We can have peace in knowing the truth, instead of making things bigger than our God and worrying ourselves into division.
18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again I say[a] to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
It is good to have a personal prayer time, but is important and strategic for you and your spouse to pray together. When you come together in God’s name the devil doesn’t stand a chance. God is surely with you.
30 How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the Lord had surrendered them?
When you pray together, God exposes ten times the amount of enemies. He will uncover them before they have a chance to subtlety sneak into your marriage and steal your peace.
I encourage you today that your problems aren’t too big for God. He has a plan and a strategy to bind those demons and loose his unity over your marriage. Seek His peace through prayer. Be intentional about agreeing together in prayer with your spouse, and watch God move in your marriage.
Father, we thank you for giving us peace as a fruit of the Spirit. Today we choose to seek peace through prayer. Forgive us for murmuring and complaining instead of coming to you. Teach us how to come together with our spouse in prayer to create a bond of unity. We want to put all enemies to flight by being in agreement. Help us to meditate on the truth instead of focusing on things that will cause chaos. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!