Oneness In Spirit; Oneness In Love
Many Christians are plagued with maintaining the spark and intimacy in their marriages. Some couples tend to drift apart, apparently after spending so much time with each other and “getting used” to being with each other. The basic solution to this problem is maintaining a oneness in spirit.
Couples become more strongly bonded to each other as they engage in regular spiritual activity together. This could be prayer, fasting, evangelism, etc. Mat 18:19 states: “again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven” (NKJV). This shows the interest God has in people agreeing or being one, concerning things which are in line with His will.
When couples regularly agree on spiritual issues, it builds up a unique oneness between them which later translates into their physical lives. They realise that apart from agreeing on spiritual issues, they tend to have the same mind when it comes to physical issues as well. From that point, it is no more difficult in agreeing on any issue. This oneness is administrated by the Holy Spirit. The couple finally experience in full, the meaning of becoming one flesh.
Gen. 2:24 states: “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (NKJV). Becoming one flesh poses many challenges. This predisposes your partner to be the only person in the world who can hurt you most deeply or, who can make you most happy, depending on how you harness this oneness.
The best way is to make God the head of your union by building your spiritual lives together. There is nothing wrong with couples praying individually or building up their spiritual lives separately. However, doing those things together would create a very powerful bond between the couple, and strengthen their love. Being human, arguments and disagreements may come, but the couple who are one in spirit have a better chance of surviving arguments and tend to reslove misunderstandings much easier.
In the same way that anti-Christian activities like blood covenants and many others invite the devil into lives of couples, excellent spiritual oness brings God’s love, peace, prosperity, joy and understanding into a marital union. Couples should unleash the full potential of their marriages by being one in spirit. Amen.
Anthony Osei Boateng is a writer, motivational speaker and teacher with publications on many websites and many magazines worldwide. His passion lies in e-evangelism.