Who would like to be married? I believe this is something we grew up with as little girls – the perfect marriage with a prince that would save us. It might be because of all the Disney cartoons we watched or because this is what we were told to dream.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing bad with wanting to be married and calling your husband your prince (KING 😊) the wrong is in the placing marriage – or your husband above God and making it your idol.
Exodus 20:3 (KJV) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Luke 10:27 (KJV) And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
God should be first in your life and your desires should be the desires God has for your life. Is this always easy? NO!
I remember when I made the mistake of making marriage an Idol and my then boyfriend a god. My desire was so strong that I did not even care if this was not God’s will for my life. I would actually pray and cry out to God often times, trying to manipulate God’s will for me and give me my want. I wanted to be married to this wordly man and did not want to take NO for an answer. No I would pray and pray and cry for God to change him and to make him a true follower of God so that I could get my will of marriage with a man in Christ. Writing this right now really brings forward – to myself how selfish and lost I was at the time.
I’m happy God did not listen to my childish tamdrums at the time, praise the Lord Almighty.
I learned allot from that time and God truly turned around anything meant for bad for my good. I’m happy with the constant care of my Heavenly Father and God not allowing me to nag myself into my want, when that was clearly not his best plan for me. God is good and his plans for our lives the best.
Matthew 7:11 (KJV) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
My root problem had always been that I had looked for my value in men and thus wanted marriage – to be valued. I knew that this man was not the one for me, he did not bring me closer to God rather further away. Yet I still wanted to marry him because that to me at the time would make me feel valued.
Last week I woke up thinking about marriage. I have been single now for 2.5 years which has been such a blessing. As I woke up with the thought of marriage I spoke to God immediately and said – ooh no God I don’t want to be that old Romy again. Please help me keep YOU IN first place and don’t allow me to make marriage an idol again. I don’t want to fail you Lord. I don’t want to start to think about a man and with that moving away from you again. God help me please! It’s then that God spoke to me and said: Romy -remember, NO man has done for you what Jesus has done for you and no man on earth ever will, never forget that. Keep that close to your heart and you will be good. I did not give you a spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 (Kjv) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Romans 5:7-9 (NKJV) For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
There will never be a greater love than the love God has for us, no matter how much people on this earth might love us. People can love us better yes; when they have God’s love for us flowing through them. But it still will never reach the perfect love Jesus had for us when he willingly went on that cross while he knew we would sin again.
Jesus went on that cross anyway, even for the people that put him on that cross. Jesus did not get mad, NO HE asked his father, even through all the pain – forgive them Father please for they do not know what they have done. WAW, nails in his hands and feet, beaten beyond recognition and yet he asked for their forgiveness while they were not even sorry yet for their sins committed towards him. We should never forget this love, we should hold this close to our hearts when the troubles of the world Surround us and when our own sins get the best of us. We should never place anything above God because he did not place any of our sins above us, no he gave his only Son so that we receive mercy and grace and can be saved ❤️❤️❤️
We should want marriage for the glory of God, to advance his kingdom. To be a living testimony of God’s love for us, to show the lost the love God has for us. Do you know how powerful a Christ centered marriage is? Look at this: one can impact a 1,000 however two might impact 10,000 and when two on earth agree together in Christ that is extremely powerful. I don’t know about you but for me I don’t want an ordinary marriage, no I want a Christ centered marriage because there are many people in this world that have no clue how much God truly loves them. Waiting on God is not a burden, no it’s an honor to wait for his perfect will and husband.
Deuteronomy 32:30 (KJV) How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?
Matthew 18:19 (KJV) Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Let me ask you, would you like to have a relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? YES???? Okay Praise the Lord. Let’s start with – Did you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour in your life? Let me tell you since I did life has been an amazing Journey – not easy but surely the best ever. You say you are not perfect and committed to many sins? Read this post again on how Jesus forgave the people that sent him to the cross, believe me God loves you and is waiting for you with open arms. Want to accept Jesus but don’t know how? Write me, I would be happy to pray with you. Savedandblessed.firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember God loves you much❤️
Saludos Romy Ras