ONE: A Marriage Calling
Marriage is hard, isn’t it? Navigating through all the seasons of change can be very difficult; especially when you and your spouse perceive, respond and react to them very differently. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple formula to follow that would make your marriage the most fulfilling relationship you could ever experience next to your relationship with God?
The truth is there is no formula. Instead, it is a coming together, a locking of arms to navigate through all the seasons of change. Jesus knew how important that would be. So much so, that He prayed, “Father, make them ONE, so the world will know that You sent Me.” Wow. Jesus could have prayed anything for His Bride: “help them agree; make them alike; help her to stop nagging; help him to not be so passive”, and yet, Jesus prayed for us to be ONE.
Why would He pray such a prayer? Because oneness is expressed through a common love. Our oneness proves to the world the love of God the Father to send Jesus to die for the world. What a love God the Father and God the Son have for us! Paul even said that our marriages represent Jesus the Bridegroom and the Church as His Bride. What an honor to get to represent that loving relationship!
ONE. It’s more than a number; it’s a calling that God has for every marriage. When couples discover the “one” element to their marriage, it unleashes the unity, the closeness and the passion they long for. If you want to know how to develop this kind of oneness in your marriage, join us for Together at the Springs, March 3-5, 2017. At this Shocco Springs weekend getaway, you will discover some of God’s richest blessings and promises for your marriage. To find out more, visit www.togetheratthesprings.org.
-Dale and Jena Forehand
Founders of Stained Glass Ministries, www.daleandjena.com.