Sometimes when a relationship gets complicated, sagging between disappointment and boredom, it feels quite natural to seek first satisfaction, excitement or romance. Plenty of talk these days leads us to try harder, look sexier and read more about Christian marriage.
Contrary to all this noise, Jesus brings our attention to the most unlikely place. ‘Look at the birds of the air…they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them.’ While Jesus is emphasizing the basics of life like food, water and shelter, i think it safe to say that most of our worries in life are challenged in Matthew 6. At the close of this chapter, Jesus highlights the thrust of all He has said up until now, ‘Seek first his kingdom and all these things will be given to you as well.’
By looking at something other than your own satisfaction, you begin to see something very important. Be reminded of the greater work. God is doing something way bigger than making way for Christian marriage, Christian friendships and Christian fellowship.
And if you choose to care for someone only when your so-called needs are being met, marriage, or relationships for that matter, may not be for you.
All this is brought you you courtesy of To Become One , a book I’m reading, coincidentally, on Christian marriage. Hee.
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