How to Put Your Marriage Into the Will of God
How simple it is to live like Christ! No wonder He said His yoke is easy and pleasant (Matt. 11:30).
Many books have been written on marriage and marriage relationships, but how blessed is the man who turns to God, the author and creator of marriage.
A godly wife is constantly doing things to please her husband because she knows this is pleasing to God. If her husband doesn’t notice some things she does for him, she doesn’t get upset because she knows God noticed and her rewards and blessings come from Him. If she demands that he notice what she does for him, then she is practicing self-righteousness to be noticed by her husband (Matt. 6:1). Instead, she does all that she does in word and deed in the name of Jesus Christ to glorify the Father in heaven, as Jesus instructs her to do (Col. 3:17; Matt. 5:16).
She knows God has a book and He keeps accurate records on all the deeds she has done for His glory. She is bearing fruit for eternal life by disciplining herself according to godliness (1 Tim. 4:7). She knows that deeds done in Christ’s name result in great blessings, and that we will all be rewarded according to our deeds now, as well as when Jesus Christ returns (Rev. 22:12; Eph. 6:8; 1 Tim. 4:8). This is a double reward. She also knows that she overcomes her old nature by keeping Christ’s deeds (Rev. 2:26; Rom. 12:21).
Problems in a marriage come from a lack of communication, which results in not being close to each other. When you were fist married, you were close friends. This should never cease to be. Here are some tips on staying close: 1) Pray together in bed while holding one another’s hand. Pray for others, friends, family and loved ones who are in need. Your problems will seem small in comparison. 2) Never insist on your own way. Never demand. 3) Never threaten or give ultimatums. 4) Always forgive — always forget. Never let a bad moment turn into a bad day. 5) Always stay close to God in prayer.
Therefore, when a couple that is living to please only God has a disagreement, they tell each other how they feel, and they both ask God to help them work it out. They leave all bad feelings with God (Eph. 4:26-27). Simple, isn’t it? What’s even better, it works! Try it! You’ll like it! You’ll be glad you did, and so will everyone else.