The Sweet Christian Bride

What I’ve Learned about God from My Spouse

by admin on April 17, 2012 in Faith, Purpose, Relationship, Spouse with No Comments

As Chris was preparing the “What I’ve Learned about God from My Spouse” lesson for our next week’s Young Marrieds group at church, he got me thinking.  Here is my response to that question:

My life has been a string of misadventures, all in the pursuit of being known and loved anyway.  You see, I have a performance problem, which leads me to find my worth based on the successes and failures of my performance.  So being known for who I was not for what I did was something that I had desired long before I could ever put words to it.

I’ve read Scripture.  I know the Gospel.  I am confident that God’s grace and mercy is what warrants my salvation.  Despite all that, I still struggle to live each day fully grasping that I AM LOVED by the God of gods, the King of kings, the Lord of lords.  He knows me better than I know myself, yet He loves me enough, despite (or should I say for) who I am, to give up the life of His own Son for me before I had ever given Him an ounce of attention, respect, or obedience.

As I live each day in a Christian marriage, I am overwhelmed by a tangible demonstration of God’s love for me through my husband.  My snappiness is met with grace from my husband.  My failures are embraced in his sympathetic sorrow.  My dreams are supported by his faith.  My fatigue is treated by his tender patience.

It’s as if nothing I could do or not do would damage his love for me.  He loves me irrespective of how I act or what I accomplish.  For one who is performance driven, this is everything.  In my marriage, I am safe.  My husband shows me an unconditional love that I am confident only God can inspire.  Therefore, by my husband’s love for who I am, I learn more and more every day the height, depth, breadth, and width of God’s love for me, for who I am regardless of what I have done or not done.

What have you learned about God from your spouse (or soon-to-be spouse)? I would love to hear your story.

By Lindsay

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