As I was preparing this post, a passage came to mind that has been very meaningful to me throughout our courtship and engagement. It’s the parable that Jesus gave about building a house upon the sand or building a house upon a rock. The Lord gave me that passage the day that I began courting Erin, over a year ago. I wanted this passage to guide our relationship and be the key focus in our preparation for marriage. The passage is found in Luke 6:46-48.
An amazing analogy can be drawn from this passage in relating it to building a marriage. A marriage that is founded upon Jesus Christ (truth) will prove to be a marriage that will not crumble when the storms of life arise. I know that a marriage is never “perfect,” just as we as individuals are never perfect. There is always something to work on and there is always something to build in our lives and in our marriages. Our
foundation is Jesus and His Word and we are continuing to build our marriage together. The Lord challenged me with the realization that I needed to focus more of my energies into building our marriage. One area that God has convicted me in is my prayer life. I get so caught up in business that I forget to bring those things that are on my heart before the Lord. This past Sunday, in Sunday school, one of the teachers shared how prayer unites believers. One of the best ways to unite as couples is to simply have times of praying together. This really spoke to my heart and has given me a new fervor to pray with Erin and to make sure my priorities are right as we continue to build our house together. =)
~ hf…Psalm 121:1-2
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