Jesus Was Born For Your Marriage. - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Jesus Was Born For Your Marriage.

Jesus Was Born For Your Marriage.

Jesus was born for your marriage.If your marriage is or was anything like mine then you would have had some days when you discovered that it was nothing like you had dreamed. Even though you knew it would require some work for it to be blissful, you never imagined it would place on you this much demand . All the fantasies in your head did not play out exactly like you imagined and you wondered if you could go through with your vows.

If Yours Is/Was Like Mine.
If we have so much in common, like me you would have made up your mind more than once, that you could no longer cope and you wanted out, you might have, at one time, taken off your ring and slammed them on the table right before your spouse in declaration that it was all over.

If the similarities in my marriage and yours are that much, then as time went by, you would have discovered that you were the problem… Your perspective, stubbornness, raging flesh, disobedience, unyielding nature…
You would have discovered that because you refused to do marriage like God had commanded, you found it too hard and unenjoyable.

Good understanding wins favour, but the way of the transgressor is hard like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp.
Proverbs 13:15 AMP

A Story.
There is a story I read of the first ever miracle Jesus performed. I know you know the story, even if you have never read it, you MUST have heard it told.

A wedding was taking place in a city in Galilee called Cana. Jesus and his disciples were at the wedding, and Mary Jesus’ mother was there too. Unfortunately, at some point during the ceremony, the bride and bridegroom ran out of wine, Mary being a mother and understanding how distraught the bride and her groom might be, ran to her son and Lord, the invited guest who happened to be our Lord who can do all things, they institutor of marriage. She said to Him, “the ceremony is getting sour, they need some sweetness.” (Paraphrased)
Though it was a wedding miracle, it can be related to marriage too. You understand that the wedding ceremony is quite different from the marriage itself…

He Responded.
Notice when you read (In John Chapter 2) that though according to His calendar, it wasn’t time to show His glory, He couldn’t resist the faith of His mother. He intervened and brought sweetness into the marriage. He provided supernaturally the best wine the guests had had in that ceremony.
He did all this because He was invited, called upon and allowed to intervene. He always responds to a call of faith.

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The moment my husband and I realized that we both had a hand in the hardness we faced early in our marriage, we  surrendered to God’s will and way for our marriage. We began to deliberately do our marriage according to His word and decided to work in obedience to His marriage laws, we both began to enjoy sweetness like we never imagined or even fantasized, and we are still discovering and doing marriage in ways His word has stipulated, growing our relationship by His word.

Jesus came to breathe life, eternal life that comes with love, joy and peace into every area of life, including our marriages.

…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 AMP

As we celebrate Jesus this season and always, let us  remember that our marriage is one of the reasons He was born, to make our marriages enjoyable and pleasing to The Father.

  • Let us reflect on the purpose of His birth.
  • Let us be grateful and give Him thanks for caring about our marriage.
  • Let us constantly commit our marriages into His hands.
  • Let us constantly follow His blue print for marriage.
  • Let us always “allow” Him to intervene when the enemy wants to sow dryness or bitterness in our marriages.

Have you let Jesus into your marriage?

Do you enjoy His sweetness in your marriage?

I pray that you constantly enjoy the sweetness of eternal life that Jesus was sent to breathe into your marriage.

Have a joy filled Christmas as you remember WHO, WHAT and WHY we celebrate this season as it relates to your marriage!

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2014

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Vernon
    Posted at 00:29h, 06 January

    Oh how I remember when God let me know my wife wasn’t the problem; it was me. I would have never thought. 😀

    I always enjoyed the story about the wedding at Cana it help me to understand that Jesus valued the celebration of people at a wedding. I’m glad you pointed out that there is a difference between a wedding and a marriage. Weddings are temporary while marriages are a life time commitment if you’re willing and have the courage to look at yourself honestly.

    Thanks my friend!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 11:39h, 06 January

      It is so reassuring to know that Jesus values our weddings and marriages. And yes, I know how we often think our spouses are the problems…
      Thanks a lot for coming by, and have a very memorable New Year!

  • Sykik
    Posted at 14:23h, 28 December

    Compliments of the season ma’am .

    Your articles have been a source of inspiration throughout the year 2014.

    God bless

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 11:45h, 06 January

      Same to you! Thanks so much sis!

  • Frances Okoro
    Posted at 13:30h, 24 December

    I am not married but I can so relate with this, more so because something happened in my home today and it took the Holy spirit’s whisper for it all to go down and let us allow God’s love to overshadow our hearts.
    I am understanding more and more God’s role in marriages even though I am not married yet.
    God bless you and all your ma.

    Merry Christmas

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 15:19h, 24 December

      Great testimony! God does care about our marriages and relationships, and He sent His son to show it.
      Have a very Merry Christmas Frances!

  • Ronke Okojie
    Posted at 16:40h, 24 December

    Lovely write up ma. I pray for every marriage under strain right now to begin to enjoy the sweetness of Jesus. May the celebration of His birth bring joy and peace to every marriage in Jesus name, Amen. Merry Christmas!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 17:18h, 24 December

      Amen!!! Thanks for reading and praying ma. My love to your family, and you all have a very Merry Christmas!

  • ebiichyke
    Posted at 15:02h, 23 December

    Even though I had never flung my ring but there had been times when I had not seen clearly due to real and perceived hurt and wondered if this was the man I married only to discover after calming down that I was actually at fault.My husband and I have concluded that there is no place called out so we stay and make it work WELL knowing that absolute obedience to God ‘s way is the recipe.This is a pleasant reminder.Thanks MamaJ.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 18:04h, 23 December

      Praise God ma! We cannot go wrong following hard after God’s word, our marriages CAN be heaven on earth if only we do.

  • Deola
    Posted at 13:23h, 23 December

    As usual am always blessed with your writings Mum.. More insight.. Only His word Can Mend broken relationships n friendships.. His word is indeed a lamp unto our feet.. Grace..

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 18:03h, 23 December

      Yes indeed Deola. You have a very Merry Christmas!