A Servant's Heart


The other day I was speaking to a family friend and she was asking how I was liking married life and I responded by simply stating that I love it. It of course has it's hard moments and not so easy times, but is that any different from any other relationship? She laughed and said "you definitely have to have a servant's heart". I agreed and we moved on. It wasn't until later that night I started thinking about that and how true it really is. In marriage EVERYTHING is a compromise and sometimes you're not going to get your way. And although everything about our human nature is screaming that it's unfair and it shouldn't be that way, it is. In these 8 months I have learned marriage is about being selfless as well as selfish; selfish of their love, commitment, encouragement, time. The man (or woman) that you said your vows with better be the one person in your life you put before yourself and if someone or something could possibly hinder their safety in any form or fashion you better be willing to fight. You fight for their heart, their well-being, their life. And at some point or another, it will have to happen and you better be ready. Armed with the word of God and the faith that no matter what, He will see you and your marriage through it. To mirror those sentiments:

When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.--Romans 6:20-23

Although the word 'slave' has seriously negative connotations attached to it, how amazing to be serving God who was SO selfish/selfless of us that He sent His son to die for each and everyone of us to show just how gracious He is and how deep His love runs for us. And how undeserving are we? To have that knowledge and still fight God in so many aspects? We have to have a servant's heart to God above any other relationship. To submit to Him and Him alone even when we can't see the final outcome (which is most of the time). I apologize if my train of thought seems a little unclear, but I hope my point is understanding. Take a moment today and read Romans 6. It'll bless you.

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Anonymous said...

Well said! That was beautiful!

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