Husbands, love your wives – Part 4

Husbands, love your wives – Part 4

Creating togetherness

My apologies, the developments in Zimbabwe were such as I could not afford to ignore. I took time off so that the events should not influence my writings. Anyway it’s nice to be back and let’s get going.

Family is much more important than work. God gave man work to do in the the garden of Eden but later realised this wasn’t enough; “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18). As we push to succeed in life, spending more time at work than with our loved ones means pressure is build upon many of our relationships, and they tend to suffer, and sometimes even die. Do you find yourself offering your family things instead of time? Then it won’t be long before you can see cracks in your family too. Workaholism kills relationships. To prevent it happening you need also to create togetherness with your family and loved ones. Here is is what God did to help Adam;

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:21-25

Marriage is a marvellous thing

The rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Who brought her to you? It was by divine arrangement, and “this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes” (Matthew 21:42). A relationship thrives when we are able to hold on to the unique person we were when we first met. Do not give up your identity, do not lose track of the person you once were, or the initial spark you had in your relationship.

Declaration of a new order

Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Change is a natural part of life so reassuring your partner is important.

Recreate your togetherness

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
This bond tends to bury our fears of feeling alone.

Facing up to our myths together

And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Shame the devil by your meditating on this scripture; Romans 8:35-39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Creating time or working together won’t happen automatically; we have to make it happen. And if it’s truly important to us, we do not allow ourselves to be separated, neither by tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, nor sword. Instead, we set time aside for those we love, and offer our support, or fight alongside them.

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