You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114Bible Offline
Our relationship with our spouse, our partner, our love ones are based on our life experiences. Our laughers, our sorrows, our heartaches, our success are all based upon family relationships. How we are raised, how we treat each other, and how we deal with other people.
Your marriage is the pottery, God is the potter. To prevent your marriage from breaking, you must respond to any external pressure with the internal pressure of a powerful relationship with the living God.
When shaping a pottery, potters apply equal pressure with their hands on both the outside and the inside of the clay to prevent it from collapsing. After pottery dries, it is glazed and then placed in a fiery stove. The intense heat perfects the clay by removing blemishes, strengthening it, and enhancing the paint colors. The once uneven, unfinished, deformed piece of clay is finally transformed into a beautiful and useful piece of pottery.
Marriage can be viewed as a similar work in progress. Like the clay, you and your spouse will constantly face various pressures from life, job changes, financial stress, decision making, and the list goes on. Your marriage is the pottery, God is the potter. To prevent your marriage from breaking, you must respond to any external pressure with the internal pressure of a powerful relationship with the living God.
Just as the pottery is fired in a kiln, so will your marriage go through the periods of intense heat. But remember that your heavenly Father is using these times to remove imperfections in your relationship and make it stronger and more beautiful. Face the difficult times together, and let the Lord mold and perfect your marriage, lifting you to higher levels of intimacy with each other and with Him.
O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you’re the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8Bible Offline, and Married for Life