Main Scriptures: Genesis 2:21-24
More Scriptures: Matt.19:5-6, Mal.2:14-15, Pro.5:18
And he said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain (two) but one flesh. Whatever therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder (Matt.19:6-7). I will begin by saying that your marriage relationship that you have with your wife is established by God, and not your church or parents. The Scriptures say whatever therefore God has joined together. It was God who joined you both together, and the ultimate is to establish oneness with your wife. Anything to the contrary is of the devil. Husbands, are you aware that God did not make you to be an island? That is why God said in Genesis chapter 2:15-18 that it is not good for you to be alone. As great as God is He is not alone. He is with the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. You can see that God created you as a husband to partner with someone. And that someone is your wife. Your wife remains your first and most important partner because of the fact that both of you have become one flesh. It is very important that you also know that your partnership with your wife is a covenant sealed by the power of God. So from the day you declared before the people that you solemnly do swear to take your wedded wife to love and to cherish till death do you part, you have entered a covenant relationship with her. Partnership with your wife is your fastest route to overcoming obstacles of life. Be it barrenness, financial emptiness, evil forces, unruly children or extended family crises. In Ecclesiastics chapter 4 verse 8, the scripture makes it clear that being alone opens you to unending labour and struggles. But when you partner with your wife, it provides you with a safety net for strength and comfort. Rekindle your friendship with your wife. Make her your best friend. Don’t deal with her wickedly but in knowledge and wisdom. Remember that she is your project that you will present before God on the judgment day according to Ephesians 5:20-27. To discard her is to discard God and no one discards God and ever remains intact. But how do I make my wife my covenant partner for effective relationship? Treat her with respect at home and outside the house. Intercede for her often especially in those areas of her life where she needs help. Serve her with your time, body and finances. Be open to her about your visions and dreams. Be her teacher, coach, and mentor. Be kind and faithful to her. When you do these things, then you would have succeeded in making her your covenant partner-one flesh
· Father, destroy every force of ignorance working in my life
· Father, baptize me with fresh zeal for a deeper fellowship with my wife
· Father, help me to understand Your Word as I study and empower to teach my wife and children
I am one flesh with my wife because I am made in the image and likeness of God as a good and godly husband in Jesus mighty name. Amen.