As we learn more about Christ we should also study our spouse. People are always growing and changing. Day to day circumstances can put a toll on our attitudes and disposition. Do we really know what is going on? As we seek our spouse, we must listen and pray. This brings communication to a new level. By including God, we create a 3-fold cord that is not easily broken. We must also be honest and open on the issues that we our facing as well. As long as everything stays out in the open, the enemy has no dark place to torment us with.
Joy in the Fellowship of God
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
4 Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6 When I remember You on my bed,I meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
God wants us to experience this type of joy with our spouse as well. We should be seeking, thirsting, and longing for more of them. When we are in a dry season in our marriage, the God in us should show His power and glory in our homes. We should be rich in the goodness of our love for one another and continue to bless and praise each other with joyful lips. Our marriage bed should be honorable and made exclusively for our spouse. We should be helping each other in times of need and be able to rejoice in the safety that we bring to each other. Our souls should be following closely to each other that we can help each other up when we fall.
We have to chase after our spouse as we chase after God. They are a gift that God has given us, and part of the plan/purpose for our lives. Never stop learning them. Never stop seeking understanding. Never stop communicating. Never stop praying. Let our marriages represent in the natural what are relationship with God is in the Spirit!
Father, we thank You for the blueprint of marriage that You have given us in Your Word. Forgive us for going hard after You, while leaving our spouse behind. Help us take on Your character as we grow closer to You. Help us always be kind and gentle. Deliver us from any pride our self-righteousness that would make our spouse reject us. We want our marriage to be like the 3-fold cord that is not easily broken. We want to grow in intimacy with our spouse. Give us a hunger and thirst for them just as we hunger and thirst for You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!