Saturday, July 15, 2017

What is the Most important thing in Marriage?

When read the story of the woman at the well in John 4 we often use it for an example of witnessing to someone, and for sure the Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect example of how to share the gospel! Many use this story to teach worship, which is certainly mentioned here. But as we carefully read it we can learn several things as to the Lord's perspective on marriage.

The first thing that stands out is that the Lord Jesus has compassion for those who are struggling or have failed in marriage. An over all principle to remember is that marriage was created by God and is only successful when it honors His plan and includes His presence. So the most important issue in marriage is whether you have a personal relationship with God the Father through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ!

We have four basics needs: Acceptance, Identity, Security and Purpose. Let's look at each one briefly.

Acceptance means "I am loved and accepted for who I am." Most people love us based on what they don't know. God is the only one who knows your every thought and will always love you no matter what! Read Romans 8:35:39!

Indentity means "I am special, unique and significant." Read Psalm 139 to see just how unique each person is. God has planned every day of your life before you were born. He is the only one who knows why you were created.

Security means "I am safe and secure from harm." Take a look at Psalm 91. When you understand how secure your relationship with the Lord is, it does not matter what is going on around you, because your security is in Him (John 10:27-28).

Purpose means "I have a significant purpose and there is a reason for my life." Looking at Jeremiah 29:11-14 we can see pertains to Israel, but we can apply it here to each of our lives! God's purpose for your life will fulfill the desires of your heart. He won't lead you to do something that He hasn't prepare you to do.

These are a few of the lessons that come out when we look into the story of the woman at the well. These things were missing in her life and no wonder her five marriages failed! Are these four things missing in your life? Is your marriage struggling? If so turn to the Lord today allowing HIm to accept you as you are! See yourself the way He sees you throught the finished work of Christ! Realize that your relationship with Him is secure in Christ and live from that truth! Fulfill the purpose that you have been created for which is to walk daily with Him! When we live out these four principles it will beging to affect our own lives, our marriages and the lives of all those around us!

Tim Hadley Sr.

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