Friday, August 13, 2021

The Kitchen Table Devotional:          The Game of Life  Day 35

“Marriage”

 The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” 11 But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.      Matthew 19:10-11

The ability to dream is divine.  It’s one thing that separates from the animal kingdom.  But not all of us can delight in dreaming because our hearts have been darkened by disobedience and disbelief.  Disbelief and disobedience deaden the heart.  Living to violate rather than value ourselves and others we soon can’t see any other way to live or be married.  The heart must flex to imagine a divine life.  That flexibility is found in freedom and the forgiveness from disobedience that leads to disbelief.  Forgiveness breaks the bondage of disbelief and with disbelief gone, the heart can now believe in what God can do and bring into a marriage. 

This life was created by God to imagine and experience life with God.  That happens personally and that can happen corporately in marriage, but it takes a flexible heart.  Just imagine what life would be like for two people who can imagine God in their lives!  We need the freedom and forgiveness from what we’ve made marriage to be so that we can have the flexibility to imagine the marriage God made marriage to be. 

Marriage is more than sex, it’s a story of a man and a woman living together forever in the imagination of God for the imagination of God.  Let God heal the imagination and have the imagination of God to live, love, and laugh for a lifetime.

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