Marriage Is Something You Build, Not Find
We don’t become one with our spouse on our honeymoon. Marriage building is a lifetime process. You don’t marry a perfect person because there are no perfect people. There are no perfect marriages, but there are strong ones.
You don’t find a great marriage; you build one. Jesus didn’t find a church; He built one.
Whether it’s a business, a country, a life, a family or a marriage, you don’t find something great; you build something great.
Matthew 16:18 (NKJV) And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Proverbs 24:3-4 (NKJV) Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs 14:1 (NKJV) The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
Psalm127:1-5 (NKJV) Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Jeremiah 29:4-7 (NIV) This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
Proverbs 24:27 (NKJV) Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house.
Luke 14:28-30 (NKJV) For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it — lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish”?