When we take our first steps into marriage, we walk onto a smooth pavement of fresh, new, adventurous, love. We walk into a new beginning, we walk into an era where our hearts are merely showered in an intimacy so deep that just makes us want to keep the freshness sealed. Isn’t that the beauty of marriage after all? But what happens when the pavements get hot and our feet begin to burn? What happens when the pavements get rocky and we can no longer see the road at the top of the hill? Do we just call it quits? Do we just give up on each other? Or do we step into our faith and step out of our doubts and remember what marriage is all about? I think you know where I’m going with this one..
Over the last few months, my husband and I began to receive a spiritual revival; in our lives individually and nevertheless in our marriage. Mind you, before this revival took place, I began entering myself into a closet of secrecy. By secrecy, I mean insecurities, doubt, loneliness. I pulled myself into a place where I would meet with my insecurities each day and go over everything that was wrong with me and do a mental jot down of what needed to be changed.
The Bible tells us that Satan is the father of lies and that there is absolutely no truth in him (John 8:44). When you’re trying to locate Satan in any situation, search for the lie. In my case, the lie was that I wasn’t beautiful enough, and I wasn’t able to be all that I wanted to be due to certain circumstances. In many marriages today, the lie is that what’s broken can’t be fixed, what’s wounded can’t be healed, and what’s open can’t be sealed. The truth is, God can do all things. The more you invest in your marriage, the more valuable it becomes. Read these tips below on sealing the bond in your marriage.
“I want my life and my marriage to look less like the world, and more like Christ.” – Marquis Clarke