Yes I Do

“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 (NIV)

Marriage can be a catalyst for growth and reflection of an individual’s relationship with God. The intimacy in marriage reveals the couples potential intimacy with God. The sacrifice in marriage aligns with an individuals sacrifice to God. The communication between a husband and wife can reveal how well they communicate with God. The level of trust between the couple reveals how much they trust God. The list goes on and on.

A marriage that thrives is based on two individuals that first have thriving relationships with God.

A marriage that thrives is based on two individuals that first have thriving relationships with God. Check out this poem as it echoes the commitment that a couple must have to one another, and how that commitment should parallel their commitment to God.

I know I say I love you
I know I say I care
And I know I’d do anything To prove this love we share.

Yes I do, promise you love forever and a day.

I think about our lives
How they’re intertwined.
Your love has brought me out Of where my hearts confined.

Yes I do, promise you love forever and a day.

I know I say the words
But words are not enough From this day forward
My life will show our love.

Yes I do, promise you love forever and a day.

Questions:
How could a deepened relationship with God improve your marriage?
What is God prompting you to do to deepen your relationship with Himself and your marriage?

Prayer:
Father, thank you for marriage. Help me to seek to thrive in my relationship with You and allow that intimacy to grow my marriage. Teach me more about You through the intimacy of my marriage. May I sacrificially serve, unconditionally love, vigorously trust, and seek to honor you in all I do.

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