You are welcome into God’s presence! May you be blessed as you read this article in Jesus’ name. My focus this month is on How to Keep Your Marriage Vows. Today, I will examine a major characteristic of marriage vows, which is: It Should Not Be Compromised!
God is a covenant keeper, not a covenant breaker (Psalms 89:34). As His children, therefore, husband and wife should be covenant keepers, not covenant breakers, marriage vows inclusive.
Marriage vows should be in force, as long as both parties (the man and woman) are still alive. There is no room for divorce because it is not a good experience. Only those who have experienced it can tell the experience. I consider it as marital amputation; therefore, you must do all within your power to avoid it.
Even though God gives second chances, it is better to avoid divorce than to experience it. Divorce is like a shoot-out between Siamese twins. No matter what happens, both partners become casualties.
Once you are married, the question of separation should not arise. You must settle it within yourself that there are no alternatives; there is nowhere else to go. By this understanding, you have burnt the bridge behind you, and that will help you settle down and make your home an exciting place.
So, marriage vow is for life. May be you are married, but you are contemplating running away from your home because of the challenges, hold on a while. Don’t run away and don’t give in to pressure.
You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), and light does not give in to darkness. So, stay put and ensure that your light is not put under the bushel. Let your light be on the lamp stand, so it can shine in your home and shatter every form of darkness.
Your marriage vow is meant to be in force till death. In case your spouse has already moved out and you desire a re-union with him or her, you can go to God and plead your case, instead of rushing out to re-marry. I have witnessed cases of amazing re-unions. Take this testimony for example, although long time ago.
“In 1970, my mother’s marriage with my father broke down, because of another woman. When she visited me, she agreed to follow us to church. After seeing the power of God in the church, she waited for the October Breakthrough Seminar. God re-moulded her life that period, as she had been a great source of concern to us.
When she was returning home, she took the ‘Judgment Oil’ with her and I instructed her to always anoint her house and our house in the village. She did that. In December, both my father and mother attended my younger sister’s wedding, and my father hugged her for the first time in 24 years! They are back together now, and he said he is now re-wedding his wife!”
If truly you love your husband or wife, no matter the things done to hurt you before your separation, you will forgive him or her and pray, believing God for a re-union. That’s what marriage vow is all about; it is not permitted to be compromised, especially if your wedding is done in Christ.
I see God releasing to every reader, grace to keep their marriage vows, as long as there is breath in their nostrils, for the fulfilment of their glorious marital destiny in Jesus’ name. You shall not fail! You shall not be a victim of divorce, in Jesus’ precious name.
Being born again is the only guarantee for a firm stand, when the storm of compromise arises in marriage. Becoming born again entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).