Married life is awesome. Praise God for all He’s given me through marriage so far and for all that is to come. I have never felt so in tune with God my entire life as I have this past week, and yes the fact I am now married is at the root of such a great week.
Peace of mind, comfort, respect, closeness, beauty and love nicely packaged in a godly woman I get to share each day with. Elizabeth was wonderful before we got married, she’s become far more since using the word of God as her guide book.
“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” (Ephesians 5:22-24)
Just as my wife abide by these verses, I am dedicated to live according to the verses that follow. It is important to note Paul emphasizes on husbands to love their wife rather than rule over them. The kind of love that has husbands lay down their lives for their wives and serve them even if it involves suffering.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:25-31)
I admit I am happiest when involved in a relationship and am aware some people are not wired that way. God has a plan for each one of us, He has work for us as married couples or single individuals. Men and women with families answer a call to serve with their own children or other kids while singles get more exposure with coworkers and friends.
Whoever you are, you have a mission, a purpose in this life. Whether single, married, widowed or divorced, we are all called to continue serving the Lord joyfully whatever situation we’re in.
I invite you all to answer the call to serve our Lord as we approach Christmas and to remember we are surrounded by people in need. The homeless could use warm blankets from the thrift store nearby, an elderly neighbor might need a ride to church, a friend could use a phone call and encouraging words…
“I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.” (Matthew 25:43-45)
Don’t know what your mission is yet? Try finding the buried treasure in love, care and good nature. Live each day as Jesus did and you will find your way. I was a faithful servant to God before marriage, I feel His strength multiply with me each time I say yes to His will. This is what I desire for you and all of God’s children.
Find beauty in every day life, feel joy above anything else, and praise God for all He’s given you. Single, married or faithfully somewhere in between.
We praise you for your Grace
And for your blessings in our lives,
For your guidance and your patience
And for your ever present love.
Lord we pray that you will continue to look after us
And provide for us all we need in this life,
We pray that you will spread your light onto our friends,
Our families and all those who seek you.
God we ask that you put us to work for you
Because of the relationship we want with you,
And the relationships we want in our lives.
Thank you Lord father for all that surrounds us!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre