But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
Think about a piece of gold. Did you know it goes through a refining process? With fire, the gold is heated to extremely high temperatures to remove any impurities and anything that is left over is pure. Pure solid gold.
The same can be said with our marriage. We will go through fires, have hardships, many trials and tests. Many things may cause an inner conflict as we learn to let go of our old ways and working through God’s ways. But we don’t have to do it alone. The Holy Spirit was sent to comfort you, help and sanctify you. As you go through the changes, you will become redefined, holy and pure.
Marriage isn’t designed to make you happy by just fulfilling your needs. It is to make you holy by refining you through transformation.
Now you’re a wife. You are committed to your husband. You are no longer single so the selfishness we once had is to be turned around and directed to serve, respect, and love your husband. The many different seasons of you marriage will lead you to refinement if you choose to accept your marriage as a way for God to transform you. The choice to embrace God’s way will always be up to you. And it will always begin by submitting yourself to Him.
Date: 06-30-14What is God teaching you?
1. In what ways are you set apart as a wife?
2. Currently, what transformations are you experiencing as a wife?
3. Knowing that the trials you face together have the potential to produce transformation in your marriage, how can you respond differently to your husband?