Marriage Monday: July 24, 2017
Making God my Everything takes the pressure off my husband. He’s freed to be my Something Pretty Special.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
Isaiah 46:4 NIV
Marriage Monday: July 17, 2017
Monday is hated and Friday is loved because of hope. We are more hopeful on Friday because the weekend is coming.
When we’re hopeful it’s easier to treat others kindly. Drink a dose of godly hope today and say something life-giving to your hubby, thank God it’s MARRIAGE MONDAY!
“Do you know why it is easier to be nice to people on Friday than it is on Monday? Isn’t it because hope is like a river that flows into us from a bright future, fills up the reservoir of our joy, and then overflows in kindness to others?” John Piper
“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”
Isaiah 44:3 NIV
Marriage Monday: July 10, 2017
God’s words are intended to shower me with growth-producing refreshment. Resist using them to drench hubby with thinly veiled hints.
“Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”
Isaiah 55:10-11 MSG
Marriage Monday: July 3, 2017
When we reject Truth we often put our spouse at risk, enticing them to play with fire. Truth will set us both free.
“When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she’d know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.”
Genesis 3:6 MSG
Marriage Monday: June 26, 2017
Marriage is a journey, for better and for worst. Our Tour Guide will keep us together through every pothole if we will just follow His itinerary.
“So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
Romans 8:31-39 MSG
Marriage Monday: June 19, 2017
The journey to harmony & peace in my marriage starts with me.
*Am I joyful?
*Am I growing in spiritual maturity?
*Am I encouraging my spouse?
“Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 NLT