“For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” ( Gal 6:7) Someone asked me recently,”Does this apply to marriage?” Of course it does!!! God’s word is applicable to every situation in our lives. There are absolutely no areas off limits.
Marriage and family relationships leave much room for sowing and reaping. These are the grounds for which you spend most of your time being true to who you “really are.” A friend of mines once said to me,” My spouse treats our neighbors better than he treats me.” This can be the case in marriages where there has been a breakdown of communication or trust for one reason or the other. However, our Christian goals should be to align our walks with the law of reaping and sowing. If you don’t like what you’re getting out of your spouse then you should try putting in something different.
What are you sowing into your marriage these days? If you are sowing impatience, sarcasm, and indifference then you will most certainly reap from the seed you have sown. We can not expect to reap the rewards from that which we are unwilling to sow. The bible tells us in Proverbs 11:18 that seeds sown in righteousness will have a sure reward.
I have an exercise that I would like everyone to try today. Write down all the things you would like to see manifested in your marriage. Once you finish making your list join me over the next 30 days as we practice sowing these very things into our spouse and families.
I can’t wait to hear your testimonies of how God worked on your behalf. Remember that which is planted will eventually take root.
Are you allowing your conscience to be the guiding force in your marital decisions? If so, you are bound to make plenty of mistakes that might impede your success.
God’s word should be our only devise used in decision-making. All scripture is given by God to correct and instruct those of us who are in the household of faith. (2tim. 3:16-17) Man’s conscience alone can not guide us because it can be too easily persuaded that good is evil and evil is good. Our conscience will allow us to justify wrong doing based on our experiences, environments, and even due to the people who are in our immediate circle of support. How many times have you made a quick judgement based on your spouse’s mood or position on a matter?
Well let’s be honest here…… Man wants his own way, however God’s way is always the better way. If my husband is always moved by my feelings or moods enough to make decisions based on them alone then he is merely allowing his conscience and his emotions to guide him. Even from the beginning it is written that Eve was deceived by the serpent thus leading Adam to be drawn into sin along side her. It is too easy to be drawn into sin based on selfishness, or even being overly accommodating to the point that you go away from God’s standards for living. In today’s society we can not be guided by our conscience instead we must gravitate towards the word of God for direction. Your conscience will lie to you because it is grounded in what makes sense in the natural. If we want our marriages to truly be successful then we must rely solely on His word as the final authority in all matters.
There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:12 NLT)