“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9
“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Matthew 19:6
Before you were married, you were single. How was that? Think back. What did you bring, as a single person, to the union of your marriage? My husband and I talked about the gift of a confident, secure, contented mate. We also chatted about how “life happens” and your marriage may cause individual growth to occur. It’s unavoidable. Yet, I truly took to heart the greatest gift you can give your spouse is a healthy, growing relationship with Jesus, and the knowledge of who you are in Christ.
As we began to discuss all the issues surrounding a typical marriage, God brought Mark 10:9 to my remembrance and heart. Who do we allow to “separate” us from the love we could experience? The coworker, the boss, the diagnosis, the children, our past, our fears, ….the list could go on forever and is unique to each of us.
Today, will you join me in the revelation of who you are in Christ–created in His image, and He desires GREAT things for you, individually. You stand before Christ as a single person. Who are you in Christ? Then transform that image and knowledge into your marriage and let NO ONE separate what God has joined together.
As you know, I’m working on inner-healing prayers. My husband and I, together, participated in the listening, inner-healing prayer time. After an hour long discussion of life and future goals, we ended in this prayer time.
God spoke to me–
First I heard a song–“You are beautiful”
God spoke to my heart–
“You are beautiful.”
How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O noble daughter! Song of Solomon 7:1 ( also in my love note from my husband)
“I have great plans for you.”
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord….. Jeremiah 29:11
“Your husband is hurting in some areas.”
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. I Peter 4:19 (we talked about doing what is right when we are faced with persecution and trials)
- My husband had one theme or thought–“Patience”
“I will heal him–that’s my job, and I will do it.”
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
Then I visualized my home filled with joy and contentment–letting nothing rob us of the Joy of the Lord. It was the sweetest visualization. Thank you Jesus.
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11