Do you have a “barely enough” marriage?
Would you like to have one that is “filled to the brim”?
John 2:1-11 tells the story of the wedding at Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine. A marriage celebration was underway, and the host ran out of wine. At the urging of his mother, Jesus instructed the servants to fill six stone jars, each holding twenty to thirty gallons of water.
The passage says that the servants filled the pots “to the brim.” Those three words offer a revealing insight into the approach God wants us to take in our relationships.
The servants had a choice. Remember, this was first century Palestine. Filling the stone jars would have required numerous trips to a well. Back and forth, bucket after bucket. At any point, the servants could have decided, “It’s all still water; this isn’t working,” and filled the jars only part way.
Instead, they had enough faith in Jesus to do something that didn’t even appear to be working. And because they did, Jesus’ blessing on the wedding party resulted in the best wine being saved for last.
A lot of couples have a “barely enough” mentality. They enjoy just enough relational connection to keep their marriage together. They’re surviving, but not thriving.
The good news is that every couple can choose to invite Jesus into their marriage and fill it to the brim with His blessings.
If you could use some help building an intimate, connected marriage, I encourage you to join me for our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Filling Your Marriage with God’s Best.”
We’re airing a conversation between my wife Jean and I and Pastor Levi Lusko and his wife, Jennie, recorded at a recent Focus on the Family event. We discussed how grace, mutual submission, regular date-nights, and sexual intimacy are all key ingredients to a healthy and thriving marriage.
Hear practical ways to fill your relationship with love, affection, and fun on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app. You can also get a copy of the program for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). Or visit our website for more information.
And while you’re online, why not take a few moments to try our free Marriage Assessment online tool? It will help you quickly determine what’s working well in your relationship and identify areas where you may need some improvement.
Levi and Jennie Lusko founded Fresh Life Church in 2007, which has grown to include locations in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming.
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