Tomorrow is the big day! The one that girls dream about. The one that seems so far away to parents of a newborn girl. Denise and I have poured our lives into preparing our girls for the three most important days of their lifetime. They are the day they personally would receive Christ as Savior, their wedding day, and the day they will stand before the Lord Jesus Christ at the Bema, the judgment seat (2 Corinthians 5;10), and receive their rewards for what will hopefully be a “race well run;” the day they hear Christ say, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25;31).
With that in mind, I share with you the absolute most important ingredient to making sure your marriage is a delight:
Delight #5 – Live the Triangle
Many years ago, I sat in a freshmen level class in college and saw for the first time a diagram that I have never forgotten and have used many times. As Dr. Bellis was teaching about the features of a godly, Christian home, he share with us the “Triangle.” What a simple picture of what a marriage relationship should be every day.
The husband and wife, if they live their lives only on the bottom line of the triangle, living for themselves only, God is left out. But, if they are moving closer to God each day in their own personal walk with Him, then both and husband and wife are growing closer to each other as they move toward God. James 4:8 reminds us, Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. The greatest joy and delight of life is being a true born again disciple of Christ through the grace gift of salvation and following Him all the days of your life! So, as husband and wife grow in their personal relationship with Christ, they are growing in great delight with each other and their Lord! This is true delight. This is true joy. It is the foundation for every other delight in life. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 5:18-33; 2 Peter 3:18)
So the question is, husband and wife, what are doing right now? Are you drawing closer to Christ, or is He being left out of your personal life? Are you reading, meditating and memorizing the Word of God? Do you live in an attitude of prayer? Is Christ the goal of your life? Is He the reason you live? Husbands, are you pointing your wife to Christ in order to prepare her for the Bema?
Knowing that Allison and Andrew are truly born again (John 1:12; Romans 10:9-13; 1 John 5:11-13), I am excited to see them take this next step. Denise and I will be praying that they have a delightful marriage, living the triangle, so that Christ is their greatest delight!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass (Psalm 37:4-5).