Welcome to Wednesday in the Word!!
Today I am sharing a song I recently heard at a Casting Crowns concert.
As soon as I heard it, it melted my heart!
Take a listen…
(you may actually have to go to YouTube, but come right back!)
Often times we find ourselves believing that our marriage is (or will be) a “fairytale.” I have to tell you…marriage is NOT a fairytale! Not that I don’t love all of it, but what the world thinks you are supposed to get from a marriage is far from what it actually consists of.
A marriage is two broken people who establish a union with God to know him and make him known as a cohesive unit. It’s not a game where the man works, the woman cooks, cleans, & takes care of the kids, and everyone goes to bed every night with sweet dreams. Yeah, that may happen some days…but that’s not what marriage it about. It’s about living life, REAL life together…for the Lord.
The song you listened to above says :
“Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete, could we just be broken together.”
And I believe that.
I have no doubt that God created Luke for me & me for Luke.
However he was not made to complete me.
I bolded, underlined, AND italicized that word because only ONE thing can complete us.
….and that is GOD.
Colossians 2:10 states:
“So you also are complete through your union with Chist, who is head over every ruler and authority.”
So many days we look to our jobs, friends, responsibilities, and HUSBANDS to fill us but that will never ever happen.
Friends, I want to make one point very clear…a significant other can only fulfill us so far.
We were created to honor the one and only, living God.
I was bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:30) and his lovingkidness is better than life (Psalm 63:3).
How can I honestly expect some-one to fulfill me in that way?
How can we truly believe that our husbands (fiancee or boyfriend) will do that for us?
Not that I am saying he wouldn’t do absolutely everything in his power for me, but we cannot say that his lovingkindness is better that life or that he bought us with a price.
Ladies, we are married to sinners. Period. We are broken. He is broken. Our marriage is broken…unless it is centered around Christ.
This song says it best…
“the only way we’ll last together is if we are broken together.”
Do you believe that today?
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 tells us that God will fulfill every desire for goodness so that he would be glorified through us. My application this week is that I would truly believe that & that my marriage..my relationship with my husband would bring glory to Him.
Let’s pray that together this week. No matter what stage – married, engaged, dating, etc….Let’s pray that God would be glorified in our relationships with others.
Thanks so much for joining me for this week’s Wednesday in Word & I hope you were encouraged today!
Frankly my dear…be broken together.