Topic: Rekindling the Fire of Love in Your Marriage!
With great joy and happiness, I bring God’s Word your way again this month. By the help of the Holy Spirit, I will be sharing with you on a topic titled: Rekindling the “Fire of Love” in Your Marriage.
Marriage, like some others think, is not a trap. It was instituted for the good of man. In the beginning, God saw that it is not good for man to be alone; so, He instituted marriage. I believe God must have said to Himself, “I want it to be good for man; so, I will make a help meet for him.” I make bold to say that marriage was actually designed to make life great for mankind.
The subject of marriage actually begins, when two individuals, man and woman, make a decision to marry each other. However, when that marriage is not founded on God, the joy, excitement and satisfaction the couple had at the outset, are short-lived. It soon wears off. It’s like owning a car; with time, new models come out and what was once new begins to age. The car owner now desires to change the once new car for the latest sensation. Why? This is because the old one does not excite him anymore.
However, when God is at the centre of a marriage, you find that instead of getting tired of loving each other, your excitement and satisfaction increase as the years go by, making the relationship go from good to better, and from better to best!
According to God’s concept, marriage is good; though this assertion is contrary to man’s claims on the subject. Therefore, whatever man’s concept you have heard about marriage, put it aside and believe what the Bible says, because that is the only authentic view.
Buttressing the fact that marriage is good, Paul says: Marriage is honorable in all… (Hebrews 13:4). If marriage is not good, it cannot be honourable at the same time. That is why any experience that is contrary to the Word of God should be thrown away.
Ever before I got married, I discovered and accepted God’s concept of marriage at the expense of man’s concept. To the glory of God, I am not only enjoying the goodness in marriage, I am also moving towards the perfection of it.
A woman once came to my husband for counselling. She began by making a sweeping statement that every home has its own peculiar problem. My husband had to cut in to correct her by pointing out that there are exceptions. Having problems in marriage is not the rule. That you are sick, for instance, does not mean that everybody else is sick. God intends that believers’ marriages be a heaven-on-earth experience, where they can enjoy the Kingdom of God and the abundance it has to offer.
You, also, can enjoy your marriage, because the same God is rich unto all, and He is no respecter of persons!
To effectively understand and walk in the covenant of marriage, you need to accept Jesus, Who designed the marriage institution, as your Lord and personal Saviour by saying this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship(John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected]; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).