The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1:3
What does it mean to walk in love? Does it mean that you hang on your mate all the time and they are the center of your world? Does it mean that with marriage you become focused on each other more than anything else? Perhaps walking in love means that you set aside your “normal” life and learn how to become dependent on each other for what it takes to make the marriage work. Or does it mean that you surrender your will, mind and emotions to your marriage instead of God?
You may think those ideas are pretty far fetched, however for some this is their idea of a perfect marriage. A marriage is not suppose to stop your life, it should support your relationship with God and begin to grow you stronger in that relationship. As the two flesh become one, it means with God in the center and not that the marriage out weighs all else in your life. God purposed for us to have a mate which is why He created woman for man to have communion with. God delights in the union of a man and his wife but He did not intend for the couple to stop walking with Him.
So to me, walking in love is grace. God graced two persons with a love that led them to marriage and now He wants to take that union and grow a relationship based on walking with Him. He longs to be in the center of your life and it should not change with marriage. If a couple seeks God first in their lives then their relationship will thrive and God will increase the love as time aspires on.
I encourage each of you who are in a marriage and you have wandered away from God being the center that you take some time to recenter God in your life. Take time this week to seek the face of God in your marriage. Are you still in love with your first love, Jesus? Do you still seek His approval over your spouses? God wants the both of you looking to Him for the answers to your marriage. Choose to seek Him now and begin truly walking in His love.