“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1, 2
“God’s voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.” Charles Stanley
In the beginning of marriage was the Word, the very Voice of God … and the Voice was present in the heart of marriage. This Voice is the beginning and the end of marriage. Are we listening? As we listen so shall our marriages reflect the heart of God.
The Voice was the creative source in the beginning when all was void and without form. Out of nothing God said, “Let there be light and there was light.” Let there be power and there was power. No doubt there are times in the best of relationships when marriage can be defined as “void and without form”. Words are said; deeds are done that harm and splinter the hopes of union. Bitterness rises; trust wanes; love is conditional; questions blind our minds. But if out of the “nothingness” of pre-creation came “light” and genesis, is He not able to bring the same into a union needing his creative touch?
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God…” (2 Corinthians 5:16-18a). As new creations in Christ we have the capacity to do relationships in whole new way. We no longer have to see one another from our self-centered prism. This new kind of connection can especially apply to our marriages. There is now a supernatural power accessible to us even when it appears that love is dead; and “all this is from God”.
Will we choose re-creation? Will we hear the Voice?
Take time today to listen carefully to the author and perfector of our love and faith, believing He will make a difference in your marriage. He is not done speaking to you.
Lord, you are the God of creation in our marriage. Speak into us with the breath of your Voice. Speak into our ears the tender words of your love. Let us hear the laughter of lovers. Let us know the passion of your heart. Let us taste the freshness of new life in your Spirit. Romance us deep into the night. In Jesus’ Name.