A Godly Goal For Your Marital Relationship (Glorifying Jesus)

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV)

As a Pastor there are occasions when the order of instruction or counsel is on marital relations. So I ask that you oblige me with your openness for this week’s blog. It is a topic that is tested, tried and true for those who are traveling toward the path of matrimony as well as those who have already tied the knot.

Consider with me the prospect of setting goals for your marriage. I submit to you that a married couple with no goals is not going very far.  You see, goal setting is not limited to creating or capturing a plan for your life or personal accountability. Goals incite intentionality and invigorate inspiration which walks us to places we never thought possible; like that dream home, car, career or college education for the kids. Your goals may even include embarking on that exclusive bucket list of exploration and exciting experiences. However, when it comes to our marriages, our goals should be heavenly-oriented as opposed to an occupation with the earthly mindsets. We must set our sights on the spiritual and silence the call of the secular. 

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3 (KJV)

Therefore, for our instruction I invite you to see some goal-oriented Greeks that sought the only One that can make all things possible!

“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” John 12:20-21 (KJV)

If you are interested in God doing something that you have resigned to be impossible in your marriage such as Christ-centeredness, communication, companionship, commitment, closeness, and connecting as one spiritually, emotionally, and physically, then I trust that you will embrace their example for your marriage.

Question: What are some of the goals that a couple should set and seek in their marriage? For today, we will touch on one goal as well as some characteristics of the Greek seekers and goal setters!

Goal: Couples should desire to seek and see Jesus in their marriage. 

Characteristics of those seeking the Lord:
1. Determination. These people displayed intention and purpose.
2. Overcomers. These people were not deterred by perceived obstacles that could have prevented an encounter with Jesus.
3. Heavenly-minded. These people did not allow cultural differences or rules to prevent them from seeing Jesus.

These commendable Greeks sought those who knew Jesus personally. Here is a thought to tie your thinking to: Only those that know Jesus know how to find Him.
Question: What obstacle(s) in your marriage obscure your view of the Lord? When we make a priority to seek and see Jesus we also will be able to find and see each other. Join me again next week when continue our discussion of godly goal setting in your marriage.
 
For the Glory of God,
 
PBKSR