2 1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Woman, [a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. [b] 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.8 then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, – John 2:1-11 (NIV)
FrustratedHow long does it take you to do what He says? Submission and Obedience are all great words to describe what is required of a believer in their “walk” with Christ as a totally surrendered believer to God’s will and purpose for our lives. As we read in John 2, we were yielded to look at the servant’s point of view at the “wedding banquet”.  Not only were they in the midst of a celebration, unbeknownst to them, they were in the midst of the “ONE” who “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess, that He is our Lord” (see Romans 14:11 ) Now here is where you and I are inserted in the story. Jesus’ mother was at the banquet too, she was aware that a “need had arisen”, and she also need who could fill that need. It amazes us that the scripture doesn’t say, she knew of His past works, or He had done this before, but it only reads, “They have no more wine”.  Know questions were asked, the writer doesn’t depict her pacing the floor, or worried, she just graciously and effortlessly listens to Jesus reply, and then turns to the servants and says, “; Do whatever He says!” frustrated_wife2How hard is it for you to do whatever He says??? God is directing our daily walk in marriage and trusting us as husband and wife to move according to His instructions. The servant’s listened to Jesus, filled the jars to the brim with water, poured some out and took the jars to the banquet master. Easy right?? Wrong! Many of our lives are filled with easy instructions, to love our husband/wife in spite of their pasts, to serve in our marriage a walk of submission and obedient, To be the godly example of a covenant husband and wife in our community and our homes. These are very simple instructions, but many of us still will not, “fill the water jugs to the brim”, if you will……
Vows1Disobeying your marriage vows, or pushing past our own selfish desires and walking faithfully according to the godly instructions given is more of a chore than a righteous act of obedient submission to our marriages. Blatant disobedience and lack of submission are leading our marriages down roads of temptation, adultery, selfish desires, and communication wedges that do not allow for the marital longevity of love, faith, honor and covenant love to grow. God wants our marriages to grow and we have to do it God’s way and not that of our own. Are you ready?? Good!  og3If you are praying with us today, than we know, like us, you too are trusting God to be the 1st wheel in this marriage road of life. We must understand that our ability to recognize the constant signs and wonders and instructions that He gives us is viable to the miracles that He has in store……So friend, listen to Jesus in your marriage today, go, grab the pot and fill it to the brim with Trust, obedience, and Faith in Christ for your marital love…..Like us, we are trusting that what comes out of the pot from here on out will be a love that will flow everlasting with God’s miracle working power…….Happy Cleaving, xoxo –iCleave.™

Today’s iCleave.™Husband&Wife prayer- January20th, 2014 You alone are God. You are the only one who knows my deepest most intimate secrets, fears, hopes and dreams. In you I rest. In you I believe. In you I trust. In you I live, and with you I am in Love. In love with love. In love with who you chose for me as the LOVE of my life, my spouse, my forever covenant mate. My committed friend & teacher. The one who I share Marriage with. This moment is dedicated to thanking you for the love that you have given me for my marriage. My covenant spouse was chosen by you to help me heal in areas that only they can pinpoint, and I for them. Thank you. Thank you for allowing them to reveal in me those areas where I am weak, and through your power help me to grow and flourish in the lessons learned. Thank you for allowing us to be students in our marriages, learning daily that there are always lessons that we can build upon to transform our married love into the great and lasting love only You God could create. Thank you. Thank you for choosing me to speak the words, “I do” to my spouse. Speak words of affirmation, joy and covenant love to my forever love committing my heart and soul to learn more and more about your purpose for me God in the kingdom. Every anniversary we find out that every lesson, every conflict, every heartbreak, and difficulty only makes us stronger. We welcome these to our Marriages, trusting that with every lesson given there will be a lesson learned. We stand in humbly grateful for the lessons. We sit under your covering in our Marriages, trusting that through it all, in it all, your Hand, your anointing, your favor and blessings, will never leave our sides. Thank you for Marriage, thank you for the Love that you have for us as Husband and Wife, and most importantly thank you for sending your son Jesus to die for all of our sins. Teach us to die to our selfish desires, and live, together as husband and wife in covenant married love through you. You are our rock and our redeemer, this and everyday in Jesus name ~Amen


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