Good day beautiful human beings
Today’s post is the final section to our seven part series on the life of Ruth. A massive thumbs up to all those who’ve managed to read through all 7 parts, and also to those who have got through bits and pieces, I hope you’ve ALL been blessed by this Bible study. Today’s topic of focus is the importance of involving others in your marital journey (ESPECIALLY God). All marriages encounter challenges of their own which is why it is important to select the right people to support you in your journey. I believe that in life it’s important to have a good support network around you at all times! The best support you could ever have is God. He also sends people into our lives to help encourage and bless us during our time on earth.
I believe that Ruth was a very wise woman, one reason being because she involved her mother in law Naomi in her journey towards marriage. There is GREAT danger in excluding everyone from your life when you decide to enter into courtship, especially if it is your first experience courting. I say this because sometimes you need the guidance of an outsider in order to avoid getting involved in an abusive relationship. You may see a behaviour as normal due to not knowing any better, but someone else may be able to identify narcissistic behaviour. If someone tries to isolate you from your loved ones and keep you all to themselves please see this as a warning sign/RED FLAG!
Ruth 3:16 “When Ruth went back to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, “What happened, my daughter?” Ruth told Naomi everything Boaz had done for her,”
Having the right people in your life can also help hold you accountable to your decision to honour God during your courtship phase, and even more so during marriage. Now it’s EXTREMELY essential that you select the right people to hold you accountable. This person could be a qualified counsellor, leader at church, family member, or an older married couple. The choice of an accountability partner is entirely down to both you and your spouse, but just ensure the selected person/persons is trustworthy, and will encourage you both in God’s word, and not gossip about your marital concerns.
Marriage is not simply a union between two people it’s a covenant made before God, so God SHOULD be included in your relationship. Christ should be your marital foundation, and your love for God should draw you and your spouse closer together. A three cord strand is not easily broken, so my greatest piece of advice to you is ‘DO NOT omit God from your relationship’! Don’t shut Him out. He will help you through the good and the bad moments in your life. Also marriage between a man and wife ought to reflect Christ’s love for the church. Christ was willing to lay His life down for the body! Marriage is all about sacrifice, a commitment to sacrificially love one another all the days of your life.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 ~ A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
We can see how much Christ loved the world (the church included) through His death on the cross.
John 3:16 ~ “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Lastly in all your endeavours and decision making involve the Lord. Include Him in EVERY aspect of your life! In ALL of your ways acknowledge Him!
Proverbs 3:6 ~ In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
So be blessed, keep safe, and continue shining your light for Christ!
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart