Meaningful, Messy Marriage
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(Learning to Let God Lead….. One Day at a Time)
-A Woman Redeemed
Empty.  For the most part, if you apply the word "empty" in marriage, the meaning appears very grim.  No one wants to feel empty in marriage.  In fact, that is the exact opposite reason most of us chose to marry in the first place.  We wanted companionship and an emotional and physical connection with another human being.  Most of our souls long for this.  God placed this need in our heart.  We discussed in prior devotions how two are better than one, as with two you have one to help the other up if they fall.  You have one to keep the other warm on those cold winter nights.  Two souls joined together by God, evolving into one flesh is a direct parallel of our relationship with Christ.  Once you ask Him into your heart, He becomes one with you.  

So, it is no wonder, that is can be extremely painful and devastating when you are married, meant to be one flesh, but yet you feel empty and alone.  It is that tearing of the flesh I talked about in previous posts.  It plainly hurts and the pain can be excruciating.  

So why?  Why does God allow this? Why are we sometimes left feeling "empty" in marriage?  What on earth could God's purpose for this be? 

This week we are going to focus on just that..... Please read Philippians 2:5-9

"Have this mind among yourselves, which is your in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant be, being born in he likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross." 

1. What kind of "mind" is Paul, the writer of Philippians, telling us we are supposed to have?


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2. Jesus did not find that equality with God could be grasped, yet, He WAS God in flesh.  What message can we draw from this?


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3. Jesus "emptied" Himself  and became a servant for the work God laid before Him.  What did Jesus "empty?"


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4. Jesus was made in the "llikeness" of man.  What does this mean?

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5. Jesus "humbled" Himself, to the point of death.  What is the meaning of "humbled" and how can we apply this to our marriage?


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6. Based on this scripture, do you believe God would ask us to "empty" and "humble" ourselves in marriage, even when it is excruciatingly painful?

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This is a very hard devotional, especially for those who have been wounded in their marriage.  I pray for all individuals that have found themselves.... empty in their marriage, knowing, the married to fill their heart.... not drain it.  

Peace and Blessings
Your Friend
Missy
 


Comments

01/28/2017 4:13am

Marriage means living together with two persons with one soul. But unfortunately some marriages are broken because of we are not ready to understand the other person. To lead a successful marriage life understanding and god's grace are important.

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02/25/2017 10:03pm

nice essey

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