God makes only good. Everything God made is for His glory, this includes marriage. No married person can remain the way he/she was from the beginning and still enjoy his/her marriage, changes must occur in an individual’s life, changes that will enable him/her enjoy the bliss God intended for marriage.
Every godly marriage would make both man and wife better people in the end. I am an example, God has taught me so much via my marriage, I have learnt so much about God and how to better relate with my husband. I can say that I am becoming a better person because I yield to the tutorship of God in my marriage.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17 AMP
As we obey God’s word concerning marriage and how to relate with our spouses, we are trained to become better disciples.
God’s word is His strongest training tool.
All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for TRAINING in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honourably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 2 Timothy 3:16 AMP Emphasis mine
I would like to mention just six of the many things marriage teaches us:
- We learn Love.
This happens as we begin living in the reality that we are called to love unconditionally like God loves us. Loving our spouses is a true test of loving unconditionally because we live with them and see all their weakness and imperfections.
Marriage gives us a sound training on love.
- We learn contentment.
Marriage teaches us to be content with our spouses. You know that you do not have the liberty to just get up and go, you know you must learn to be satisfied with the wife or husband gave you, so you make up your mind to accept God’s gift in your spouse and be satisfied with him/her.
You make up your mind to stop looking for “better” outside your marriage but to create the better you want to see in your marriage as you follow God’s leading.
- We learn commitment.
So many people struggle with commitment. But if we let God, in our marriage He will teach us commitment. He will teach us that commitment means being faithful to each other in times of misunderstandings, boredom, weariness or even anger.
If we let God, He will take every conflict the enemy meant to tear us apart and turn it around to bind us together.
We learn commitment in marriage as commitment to God.
- We Learn Patience.
Marriage teaches us patience. Many times we do not see the changes we desire in our spouses, they possess certain habits that would irritate us but if we let God, He will teach us patience as a quality of love. Since God expects us to win in our marriages instead of quitting, we must patiently wait as God works in our spouses while He works in us too.
- We Understand God’s Fatherhood.
When we start having children, we will understand a little more of the kind of love God has for us as His children. We understand why He sets boundaries and why He disciplines us. Marriage teaches us how we can better relate with God as children, as we learn and understand parenting, we understand God’s heart as our father.
I consider marriage a gift, anything that makes us more Christlike is a blessing, or isn’t it?
Are you learning anything in your marriage?
Can you share what you have learnt in marriage?
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