Why Do You Need to Maintain Spiritual Fervency in Marriage?
Spirituality is a growth in our relationship with God. It is not an achievement; rather, it is a journey, a process that gives room for growth and advancement.
To be spiritual is to walk with God according to His dictates as stated in His Word.
To be spiritually fervent, therefore, means to have a strong and sincere connection with God.
1. It is Commanded by God: To be spiritually minded at all times is what God expects of you. It is written: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 8:6).
Your spirituality is meant for your benefit and overall well-being. When you are spiritual, you receive divine signals which will advance your life, family, and endeavors.
Spirituality is not an issue of convenience; it is a subject of obedience. As you obey, God sets you up on high and establishes your dominion on the earth.
2. To Guarantee Your Dominion Over Wicked Forces: Your spirituality is your only guarantee for safety in this wicked world.
The Bible says: And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness (1 John 5:19).
If your family must fulfill purpose on the earth, you must learn to spiritually win the war against the opposition which is as good as winning in the physical.
Your family is too precious for you to operate in the physical alone; be spiritually connected. Until you are spiritually connected, there is no way you can walk “safe” and victoriously in this wicked world.
3. To Be Firmly Connected to Your Source: Just as plants are likely to wither and be cut off if not properly nourished and connected to the root, if you are not spiritually connected to your Source, you would lack the required nutrient needed for life’s nourishment, thereby withering. Spirituality gets you rooted, connected and linked with God. Be conscious of the fact that without God, you can do nothing (John 15:5). The well-being of your family life is dependent on your relationship with God.
4. For Productivity and Impact: Your productivity and impact in life is highly dependent on your spiritual fervency. Spirituality gives you access to unusual inspirations that give you an edge in life.
You must, however, understand that you cannot be spiritual without first accepting Jesus as Lord and personal Saviour. Salvation is the first step to receiving help from above.