Today marks our first 100 days as a joyfully married couple 🙂 Wew! Praise God for this first milestone in our married life!
It just feels like yesterday when Melvin & I said our wedding vows for each other, a sign of commitment to the Lord and to each other that we will always choose to love God above all, submit to His will and really love each other selflessly just like how Christ love each one of us. Up until today, and yes, it’s our first 100 days of being married! Our first milestone 🙂
So what are our learning or different adventures that we have for the past 100 days? Let me start this by saying that we can declare and put on display what the Bible declares: God’s standard for marriage and the family is the only standard that can produce meaning, happiness, and fulfillment in this life. Yes, we should only base our standards on God’s standards even in marriage.
We are not yet experts in this area of marriage and I guess, we will never be, because of the continuing pruning, lesson learned, and changes that the Lord allows us to go through because He wants us to see us change from God’s glory to glory. Our marriage in this first 100 days is still full of adjustments, yet still full of love and forgiveness always. We are more than excited for all the things that God will show us and let us experience in the next 100 days or in the next 100 days of being married. Here are some realization or learning that we want to share to you all 🙂
Divine direction as husband & wife. This is one revelation that we ponder together the other night as we pray, we are continually seeking and asking for His divine direction to be with us in every step of the way, in every seasons we are going to be in, because without it, there will always be confusion and without peace.
Selfless and Unbreakable love. This is true in marriage, it is selfless and yes it is unbreakable because as what the Bible says “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh” (v. 31). Gen 2:24 ” And God’s standard for marriage still hasn’t changed even in this modern time.
Purifying Love Christ loved the church sacrificially with this goal in mind:
That He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless (vv. 26-27).
Love wants only the best for the one it loves, and it cannot bear for a loved one to be corrupted or misled by anything evil or harmful. If you really love your wife, you’ll do everything in your power to maintain her holiness, virtue, and purity every day you live.
Husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church (vv. 28-29).
The word translated “cherishes” literally means “to warm with body heat” — it is used to describe a bird sitting on her nest (e.g., Deut. 22:6). Husbands, you are to provide a secure, warm, safe haven for your wife.
When your wife needs strength, give her strength. When she needs encouragement, give it to her. Whatever she needs, you are obligated to supply as best you can. God chose you to provide for and protect her, to nourish and cherish her, and to do so “as Christ also does the church.”
What is your marriage saying to the watching world? If you’ll walk in the power of the Spirit, yield to His Word, and be mutually submissive, you can know that God will bless you abundantly and glorify His Son through your marriage.
In the end, we have nothing to boast to anyone, to ourselves or even to God, because we know that this marriage is working not because of our own decisions, desires, wants, dreams or crazy prayers answered, it is merely because God is the author of this union and our marriage. This season has just begun and we are just so expectant for what God will do on our behalf. God is our ‘star’, God is the main director of our faith, we will choose to rely in His goodness and His love in all our days 🙂
Until next time my dear readers! May God’s peace, righteousness and joy be with you all 🙂
Mrs. Piza 🙂