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A Fresh Start for Your Marriage

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It takes three to make a marriage last. Not two – three. You, your spouse and Jesus.  

So, ask yourself: is God at the center of your marriage? Is he your foundation? Is he in the middle of the decisions you and your spouse make? Do you go to him first when you and your spouse have a conflict? Do you pray for your spouse? How about with your spouse?

Colossians 2:2 “I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  

Those who gather in person at Seminole Church live in hurricane country. We all know that if you don’t have a strong foundation and a plan, when the hurricane comes, your home is going to fall apart. In the same way, your marriage must have a solid foundation and a plan because you’re going to face a lot of hurricanes in life.  

You’re going to have some health hurricanes. You’re going to have some financial hurricanes. You’re going to have some emotional hurricanes. You’re going to have all kinds of different problems and stresses and storms and hurricanes in your life, and if you don’t have a solid foundation for your home it’s not going to be stable.  

What is the foundation? Jesus Christ. The best thing you can do for your marriage is open your life to Jesus Christ. If you want a strong marriage, become a godly man. Do you want a strong marriage? Become a godly woman. 

Ideally, you and your spouse are both chasing after what God wants for your marriage and your life. But, if your spouse isn’t there yet, don’t let that stop you from putting Christ in the center of your marriage. Because, here is the truth. You can’t control your spouse or change them. BUT, you can allow God to change you. You can begin to see your spouse through the lens of Jesus. You can begin to respond to your spouse how Jesus would respond to them. These changes in your life will transform the marriage. 

So, I encourage you, commit your life and your marriage to Jesus. 

Here’s another truth. You can read your Bible all you want and pray all you want and your marriage isn’t going to get any better. Why? Because, it takes more than reading your Bible and prayer. You’ve got to actually DO what the Bible says and work on the things that God tells you to work on. 

If you will both do what God tells you to do in marriage – you can have an outstanding, incredible, great, strong, healthy marriage no matter what the past has been like. It’s your choice.

Good marriages don’t just happen. They are intentional. What you put into it is what you’re going to get out of it.

Today could be a fresh start for your marriage. Choose to put Christ in the center.

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