I don’t know how you feel to see that single parenthood life is becoming more admirable and an alternative to marriage, and the church seems to be getting more comfortable with it. Financial independence seems to be the only required ingredient to a family unit. Is God as comfortable as we seem to be?
A friend’s marriage was falling apart for many genuine painful reasons, but one day she made a decision to involve God to help. She prayed to God to save her husband and make him a pastor.
She spent six continuous months in serious prayers until God answered her desire and today, her husband is a good pastor, a wonderful husband and father.
But before God changed the husband, God dealt with this friend first. She quit complaining and determined that she was to do her part as unto God.
God is not blind, brethren. God transformed her attitude to one of not fault finding or revenging. She saw her husband as one in need of God, not one full of faults.
May God help us realize that much as we would like to own our marriages, marriage is as sacred as life since it is not a man’s idea, but God’s.
If we honor God seriously and care for His institution, we will be concerned and view our marriages not as our own, but God’s property.
Before we give up on our marriages, have we taken time to involve the Initiator of it all on a serious note?
May God help us individually to make a decision to work on our marriages with God as the interested party.
In marriage, we sign up to succeed, and the beauty of it all is that one can refer to the Initiator for help.
And God is very much willing to help and is able to sustain a victorious marriage, helping us to understand that love does not give up!
by Mumbi Vickie Ngangu