In marriage, at the alter, you are pronounced man and wife. You’re married right at that moment, right then and there, and nobody can argue that. But, at the same time, from that point on until the end of your lives you will be working out your marriage. Your two wills become one. This is just like salvation. At the moment of our conversion, we were saved but at the same time from the point of our conversion we continue to work out our salvation. Our relationship with God is like a marriage. More than anything God desires our love which is why the greatest commandment is to love Him with all that we are. Our lives in this relationship to God requires a constant yielding of our will to God’s will.