For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6.
In Isaiah chapter 6, we read about the announcement of the birth of the promised King. The announcement is one that changed the course of history and used four significant and important names. The second name he uses was the name: “Mighty God.”
The name “Mighty God” describes one who is divinely strong and powerful. It can literally be translated as “Hero God” – the supremely powerful and supremely wise One. This is such incredibly comforting promise for us when we realize how very weak are!
So how does this apply to our life and marriage practically? How do we move from what we believe in our heads - that God is divinely strong and powerful - to it actually become something that we live out as a married couple?
First, we must see and acknowledge that we are weak and need our “Hero God” to empower us in our daily lives, even when we may not feel weak. We must ask God to help us to see his powerful hand in the daily living of life, as we put our own desires aside and choose to love and serve our spouses. As we do this over time, it will become habitual, second nature, to call on his name for power.
Second, we must also see our need for God to work within us and recognize that he really is the all-powerful one. Translated from the Greek, the word power means “strength, mighty work, miracle, and might.”
If you are a believer, you have the same strength, power, and ability in you. The Spirit in you is the one who with Christ performed countless miracles in the Bible, the same power that literally raised Jesus from the dead. This is what we have at our disposal! God and his power are at work in and around us. But we must train ourselves to look for it. We must ask for him to transform our life and our marriage.
Put down the books written by “the experts” and spent more time on our knees in the presence of God, asking him to empower us and our spouse, our marriages would take on a life that we didn’t know existed.