Trust Brings Grace

“God gives us the grace and the strength to lead our spouse and our children closer to God – to fulfill the mission of love.” -Jason Angelette

The greatest challenge of marriage is to lead our spouse and our children to God. This is our job as the “help-mate” – to help them strive to grow closer to God. There are special things we can do to encourage the people we are called to love into a deeper relationship with Him.

What God calls us to, He empowers us to do. This work of love is something that Christ enables us to do through relationship with Him. When Christ died on the cross, He demonstrated His love for us but He also showed us that He followed the will of God even to death. There is no need to doubt God’s love for us, and He will give us the strength to be obedient to Him.

Whatever challenge you face right now, God loves you and can give you the strength to walk through it. We can trust Jesus with the biggest and the smallest tasks – He can cast out demons and help us in our unbelief. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, He is as close as a simple prayer – “Lord, help me and give me your grace.”

A trusting relationship with God enables us to receive the grace to love others. The passion that spills out of us will then draw our families closer to God!

The Divine Choreographer

“The man – his job in the dance is to show off his beloved. His focus is on her.” – Jason Angelette

There is a special role given to both the husband and wife in a marriage – they are distinct roles, but neither is more dominant that the other. A good analogy is that of dancing. When a couple dances, someone must lead. The male leads, but the focus of the onlookers is typically on the female partner.

The man leading does not lead for himself – he leads to show the best of his partner. And as the female follows, she shows off the best of the dance. The choreography is not their own – together they follow the steps of the dance.

In a marriage, the husband’s role as leader is intended to be selfless – seeking the best for his wife, not for himself. Every step he takes should be about serving the best interests of the wife.

As the wife follows, she also focuses on the best interests of another. As she considers the best interest of her husband, the two complement each other and lift one another up! This is quite a beautiful complimentary relationship when we follow God’s choreography!