MM: Marriage Monday {Keeping God the Power Source in Your Marriage}

This week on Marriage Monday at the Little Pink Casa, I got the inside scoop on how to charge your marriage with the power of God!  Grab your Bible.  This is gonna be awesome so share this devotional with a girlfriend! 

enjoy. . . 

Have you you ever had your electricity turn off? Here in Arizona, during the summer months, we experience a number of thunder storms.  We have a fancy name for that called monsoons.  

They usually start or end with ugly waves of dust storms and seldom bring rain.  That is the discouraging part.  However, when a monsoon comes, it's like a breath of fresh air from our high heat temperatures. 

Sometimes, these lightening storms can cause breakers to shut down and that means no electricity for a few hours.  We hunt for the candles and flashlights or usually sit outside to wait it out if we can.   

When the power comes back on, it's a joyous celebration.   The air conditioning turns back on to combat the hot humidity.  The food in the fridge gets cold again and most importantly the lights turn on. 

We depend so much on our natural power source to live on these days, don't we? 

Why then, do we not use God's power source in our marriage? 

Your marriage can be like a power outlet

Either you both are plugged in to God's power source or you aren't. 

With God as the power source in your marriage you are always "on" even during emergency situations.   It's only by the power of the Holy Spirit can your marriage thrive and survive through life's storms.  

The word power means, the ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority

Authority is given through the spoken word.  Proverbs 18: 21 says that death and life are in the power of of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.  The words you speak over your spouse can be:  fear or faith based; discouraging or encouraging; a blessing or a curse.  

I feel like a queen when my husband Ruben speaks words of encouragement, blessings and faith over me.   Yet, it is a constant renewing of my mind for me.  As a wife, I can tend to nag or get my opinion across in a "not so nice" way.  If you know what I mean? 

Literally, I intentionally find myself holding my tongue.  Then, I remember what my Mom told me, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all!".   Ay!  Your husband would love to feel honored and esteemed by the kind words you speak over him. 

With God as your power source you also have the authority over your marriage to speak to your obstacles or the plans of the enemy.  You have the authority to pray in Jesus Name and believe God for blessings and protection over your marriage.  
Luke 10:19 says, 

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.

Plugging your marriage into God will give you the power to guard your marriage.  

The power of prayer is mighty in the hands of a married couple.  

Use your weapon of war and fight together with prayer.  You must put on the full armor of God as a married couple.  
Ephesians 6: 10-17 tells us: 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

When those storms come, you'll have the power of God to see you through because you are connected to the true power source.  Amen? 

With God all things are possible!  Ruben and I could tell you stories over and over again to prove this verse.   I'll save that for another time.  I know you want to hear more now. . . but you gotta wait.  :)

Just know, when the hard times come, you must rely and surrender your marriage to the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Only then, can God's light shine through you for others to see and you both can be a witness to other married couples.  

Be encouraged.  Get your marriage connected to God's power source today.  

You've got the power! 

Do you have an encouraging story about how God has changed or is growing you in your marriage? 

Please feel free to share and comment below!  

You are beautiful.  

Blessings and Shalom

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