Christian Wives: “For Better, For Worse, In Sickness and In Health” Our Vows Made in Covenant of Our Marriage “In Christ“: Forgiveness
by La'Toya Watley 02/01/09 For Sale Author requests article critique
“For better, for worst, in sickness, and in heath.” Do you remember those words that we agreed to, on our wedding day. After all, we went to God, and asked him, to bless the union of the us together. Just like when we were once single women, and our husbands were Jesus Christ, and we were baptized into Him. In marriage, the two flesh becomes one. Think for a moment of the similarities of the two unions. And like the union, we are one together in Christ body. We two flesh, becomes as one, in the union of man, and woman. That is a true merger. And like Christ tells us “put off the old man and put on the new.” We must because Christ must teach us of his ways, so we can lead, Christ like lives, in Him. The same as the two, in marriages. The unique characteristics of the man, and woman in Christ is that they both fall, into subjection of the will of Jesus Christ in their lives. And the vow that they made is a covenant in the eyes of God. God reminds us in His Word to do not make a vow before Him we do not keep. The prays of a husband or the prays of a wife can be hindered, and not go before God if the two sin against each other. That is why in a marriage, you do not give way for the devil to tempt you to sin one against the other or even possibly not forgive each other. Forgiveness is the ground work for a marriage and submitting to the will of God for your marriage was your vow to Him. He is now in the center of the marriage because you invited Him in by asking for His blessings on it. That is why the adulterer gets the wrath of God. For God is in the center the marriage, it is no longer yours. The two has lock bonds in becoming one. Forgiveness is a topic I find most wives have a hard time with. They will hold something the husbands did to them up to their throats and use it as a weapon in their relationship. That is not Christ like sisters. Think of all the things God expects of us. And when we was not in His body the ways in which we hurt Him? He was longsuffering enough to forgive us of our sins against Him. So how is it that you cannot forgive your husband? If there is strongholds in your relationship with Christ that is hindering your forgiveness. Repent and ask for God forgiveness. Just like you belong to Christ, your husband does as well. Do you know that if God will avenge his enemies. You would become his enemy because “In Christ” we know better to forgive. That is why as couples you must pray and study Gods’ Word as a couple. Talk and also exchange what is it the reading has taught you both on an individual level. Do you know you will learn a lot about your partner if you open the bond of communication and remember you both are on the same team. So do not play against the other by not allowing the chance for you to forgive the other of a hurt. Wounds heal but unforgiveness grows into a bigger infection. Just like our walk in Christ. The enemy is after your relationship. Spousal miscommunication, and oneness is growing in the “Body of Christ” because someone in the relationship allow the devil entrance and no one is willing to pray him out.(Be blessed in your heart and in your marriage life.)
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