In 2014 my marriage went to the grave. It was 6 feet under.
Do you know that we serve a God who LOVES to resurrect dead marriages and dead people?
In fact, THAT is why Jesus came. Jesus did not come to make bad people good. He came to raise the dead to life!
In January 2014 my husband and I decided we wanted to do a fast. We had been feeling stirred to fast so we thought we would fast for our marriage-it had certainly seen better days. 7 days was the agreement and on the 4th night I started fading and wondering if I was going to make it. That is when I heard so very clearly in my spirit, these words, “Do you want my best?”. “Yes, Lord, 7 days it is, NO PROBLEM!”. I knew that the Lord really was with me and wanted to help our marriage!
Flash forward to September of that year. What little my husband and I had left of our marriage the Lord had to let die completely. I can tell you exactly what that felt like too. Think of it like a bird with a broken wing. You place it in your palms, now you very slowly and gently, lower it to the ground. This was one of the first few times I experienced his gentleness. It was wonderful because I certainly didn’t deserve his help. I deserved for him to point his finger in condemnation at me. That’s just not who he is.
After this experience of realizing what my husband and I had left of our marriage was gone, a few days later Jesus showed up with very clear instructions for us. He said this, “ There needs to be a break in your relationship with Tony. I want each of you to come to me separately and let me heal the wounds in your hearts and let me do the work I want to do in you. Do these things I have asked of you and I will help you build your marriage from the ground up. Lisa, I will take your marriage and make it beautiful”.
Beautiful was his description!
Listen, there is no resurrection without death.
Unfortunately, some Christians are satisfied in their comfort zone of basic level Christianity and ‘just getting by’ so they will never experience this part of Christ. They will continue to listen to the enemy and choose fear of seeking those deeper things of God.
Are you dead? Because you have access to the one who LOVES resurrection.
This year is the year my husband and I have begun rebuilding our marriage. This time we are building it on the Rock. That way, when the rains come down and the floods come up, we will stand strong.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.