2 Corinthians 13:14 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all (NASB).
I am sure you have heard that marriage is a 50/50 partnership. Well, the reality is that marriage is a 100/100 partnership with each giving a 100% to make it work. Today’s verse shares about Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit all working together with us - three in one - working together. There was a time in our marriage when I felt that I was giving more than my share, and then there was a time when I knew I was not. Finding the balance of 50/50 was never going to take our marriage to where God wanted it to be. Nope - it was going to take 100% on my part no matter what percentage she was giving and vice versa. You see, if we men are to love our wives as Christ loves the church, then we must be willing to go all the way like Christ going to the cross. Christ went all the way knowing that who He was going for would fail at times, would miss the mark at times, and would on some days, give less than 100%. So I pray we take a serious look at our marriages, our relationships, and really mean I DO for better AND for worse.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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