The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of keys; if you know the keys to a particular blessing you then receive it. Jesus told Peter, …

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. – Matthew 16:19KJV

When you have a key, you have knowledge. Knowledge is key and is power.

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. – Psalm 127:1KJV

Key #1

Listening to God is vital, flowers and dinners notwithstanding. God is the corner stone to any marriage and it is important to ask the following question: “What does God say about this situation?”

Every marriage that breaks has either two people not hearing from God or one person very adamant to the will of God. Your spouse has the ability to anger you but you have the responsibility to listen to God.

Key #2

Agreement between spouses is key to longevity.

3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? – Amos 3:3KJV

You can be going in the same direction but if you’re not in sync, in unison then the marriage will crumble.

Agree on parenting

Agree on spending

Agree on how to treat guests, parents etc

Agreement means we are on the same team.

Live with one another with understanding so that your prayers cannot be hindered. (See 1 Peter 3:7). Did you know that where there is unity God commands His blessing?

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. – Psalm 133:1-3KJV

It is important that spouses be in unity. When the Bible says that “Man shall leave his father and mother…” this is to say that the bond between husband and wife is stronger than the one any spouse has with their father or mother; and because it is so, therefore no man should put asunder.

Key #3

Communication! This is what oxygen is to the body. A good marriage is seen by your communication. Listen to your spouse and when you are talking; be sure your spouse is listening.

I shall be posting the second part of this message meanwhile stay under the blessing of God and may your marriage continue growing strong.