Marriage Ministry Monday

Walking in Faith

Prayer First

And the Prayer of Faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him

James 5:15

Proverbs Model for Marriage

Living the virtues of Proverbs 31 means understanding that it was written as an ideal example of Godliness that all men and women should strive for. The verses describe an ideal woman of godly character as the ideal wife to give young men guidance in choosing a virtuous wife. They are also meant to be instructions for men to be better husbands. Following these virtues of Godly Life is not about being perfect; it’s about living a life of purpose, diligence, repentance,  and forgiveness.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

-Proverbs 31:30-31

The Godly woman of Proverbs 31 wasn’t praised for her charm or beauty, she was praised for her fear of god. In the same respect, a married couple that takes everything to God in prayer is aware of their weakness, but has faith that they don’t have to be perfect to be loved by God. All they have to do is give themselves up to The Lord and their weaknesses will be covered on His strength.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

-2Corinthians 12:9

Faith is knowing the only perfect one in this world is Jesus and we are made perfect through Him. Where we are weak, He is strong.

Faith Edifies A Biblical Marriage

As each one loves and serves Him with all of their heart, mind and soul, both seek God’s will for their marriage and follow his way. They walk together in faith and obedience, seeking fellowship with the Lord. When people work together to serve the Lord, God’s best is found.

Faith in God’s will is demonstrated in the marriage by submitting to God’s plan and seeking to be controlled by the spirit of God rather than flesh. Finding God’s will comes with maintaining faith with a relationship with Christ by seeking him on a daily basis through prayer and study.

Six Ways to Make Christ a Priority

  1. Daily Prayer – Take everything to God in Prayer.
  2. Study the Bible – To know His will, read His word.
  3. Keep the Lord’s  Commandments – As he instructs.
  4. Worship with other believers – Worship Him and worship each other in your marriage.
  5. Act on your faith – Faith without works, is dead.
  6. Share the Blessings you have received – What kind of blessings has living Godly given you

In a godly marriage, the primary goal for each other is Spiritual Growth that reflects Christ and His love. They take the time to build and nurture their physical relationship. Their marriage recognizably takes precedence above all other relationships, with the exception of their relationships with God. They also treat their faith freely and do not treat it as if it were a private matter.

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