Marriage Minute: Don't Run on Empty

Before the Apostle Paul laid out His divinely-inspired directions for Christian marriages and families, in Ephesians 5:22-6:4, he expressed the importance of the marriage and family being grounded in the Spirit-filled, worshipping community of God.

“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; submitting to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:22-33).

Remember: Successful Christian marriages are grounded in a Spirit-filled, worshipping community. Without the instruction, encouragement, equipping, and accountability found in the fellowship of the Church, a Christian marriage will die a slow and agonizing death.

Question: Husband, are you fulfilling your God-ordained role as the spiritual leader in your home? What is holding you back from getting connected to God’s institution for spiritual growth in your marriage…a church community? What is the next step you need to take?

Action Point:  Take the next most important step. Go to church. You and your spouse will draw support from a church community. Attend a weekly couples group or Bible study and learn more about God’s plan for your life and marriage.

As you seek God and put Him first in your life, by participating in a church, may you be drawn closer to God and each other, and continue to fall more “in love” with Him and each other.