Does God have a role in your marriage?
Put God on the Mantelpiece!
Some friends tell this story of the husband's journey to faith, a very tentative one. It goes something like this: "I know God gave himself as a gift to us when we got married. I didn't know quite what to make of this at the time. He was one of the wedding gifts I put away in the cupboard under the stairs, not really valuing the gift or knowing quite what to make of it. As the years have passed, things have changed a little. Sometimes I take that special gift out from under the stairs, dust it down and dare to put it on the mantelpiece and allow it to be a real part of our lives." Just as a room seems different and special when we fill it with our treasures, so our lives can be brightened and changed when we give God a place of honour in our lives together.
There are a lot of books around about Christian marriage, but we all have to work out our own relationship with Him. To some, even Christians, it may come as a surprise that God wants to be involved in our day-to-day married lives. To others, He is there right at the centre.
Where is God in your marriage? Is He the wedding gift tucked away and forgotten under the stairs or is His gift to you given place of honour at the centre of your lives?
Tip by Kate