Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“God Is A Keeper!”

Happy August! This is a special month to me because, in just a few days (August 8th), my husband and I will celebrate 24 years of marriage. There have been some ups and downs, but God is a keeper! Marriage takes intentional work, but God is a keeper! Being single and trying to maintain abstinence is challenging but God is a keeper! Do you want to be kept? God is able!

What does it mean to be a keeper? There are several definitions, but two that resonate with me are: 1) A person who is responsible for the maintenance of something. 2) A person charged with responsibility for the preservation and conservation of something valuable. Marriage is valuable to God therefore, He wants to help you maintain a good marriage. Ultimately, God is the Keeper. One of the things that I love about God is when you are going through a storm, He will preserve you and bring you through just like you never went through. You don’t have to look like what you have been through, because God is the Keeper! God is a gentleman, and He doesn’t force Himself on anyone. Therefore, if a husband, wife, or a single person wants to be kept, God will do it!

Psalm 121:5-7 (Amp) says, “The Lord is your keeper, the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil. He will keep your life.” This passage reminds us that the Lord is our keeper. There are some things that will come up against you and your marriage but God is your keeper! If you are single and want to maintain abstinence until marriage, God is a keeper. Commit your body to the Lord and He will keep you. I know because He did it for me. He is a very present Help and you can count on Him!

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26) Remember God is KEEPER!!

Until next time,

Carolyn

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