We can confidently hold on to God’s truths and promises in any circumstance because He is faithful.
There is no greater guarantee of the reliability of the Bible than the promise, the oath, of almighty God himself. We can stand confidently on the principles and truths of God’s word because He personally guarantees it and He cannot lie (Titus 1:2). Our hope is secure because God’s trust-worthiness is beyond question.
To “hold fast” or “hold on” to something means that we tighten our grip with the intention of not letting go. To “hold” to Christ’s teaching means that we grasp it, tighten our grip, and allow it to transform our lives. Jesus said, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Unless we are in relationship with the God of resurrection power, then we cannot expect our marriages to be raised from the dead. But if we are in relationship with Him, then nothing is impossible. Even a marriage that is lifeless can experience the resurrection power of Jesus. May you be refreshed with this prayerful Marriage Blessing.
In Luke 15 we find the story of the Prodigal Son. Its the story of one persons journey from a sinful lifestyle to his repentance and recovery. When the wayward son returns from his season of debauchery, the father responds with a joyful welcome. The Father explains, “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.” My prayer is that you would experience the healing of God in your marriage – that your relationship would go from being “dead” to being “Alive again” so you can begin to celebrate!
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Col. 3:14). This is not a call to feel a feeling. As risen men and women, we are to intentionally take the love of Christ that indwells us and apply it to our marriage relationship. The result will be a marriage that is raised from the dead.
Marriages can be raised from the dead because We have been raised from the dead. The Apostle Paul reveals the amazing truth that at the moment we placed our faith in Jesus, we were spiritually raised from the dead (Eph. 1:19-20). Having been raised with Christ, Paul then urges us to “put on” the virtues of Jesus (Col. 3:1-14). By faith we are to embrace and embody the Christlike qualities of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience – forgiving each other. As these qualities increasingly find expression in our lives our marriage relationship will experience the new life Jesus brings.