“I think one way God uses our comfort zones is to understand more of Who He is, and, unfortunately, I think the typical view of God is fluffy clouds, cupcakes and puppies. You know, all the happy stuff. But, as I mentioned in a previous blog, a life with God can be ruffled and risky. It can mean being interrupted and inconvenienced. It can mean taking a chance on someone or even putting your life on the line for another. These things are uncomfortable, and, as Joyce Meyer has said, we need to “get out of the boat.”
As I look back on the past 14 years, if I had to choose the most important thing that has led to our marriage success, I would choose submission. Note, I am defining marriage success as being still married and living in peace and joy with one another. It doesn’t mean we don’t have areas of improvement. However, we are a team, one flesh in Christ, and we are improving together. Now back to submission. Submission to God and one another, in love, has been the single most transformational catalyst in our marriage (no pun intended). Through the years, God has graciously taught us and shown us His love. He has taught us both how to love one another with His Love. You have to understand, love is from God and is God. Love does not exist outside of God.