Marriage Monday: April 9, 2018
Just as a 3 legged stool is sturdy and a cord of 3 stands is strong, so our marriage of 3 cannot be quickly broken. God + husband + wife = 1 incredible power.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV
Marriage Monday: April 2, 2018
The first thing Jesus asks us to do after He unselfishly and liberally fills us with joy and delight…is to unselfishly and liberally give it away. Start with the person you wake up with every morning.
“I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.”
John 15:9-12 AMPC
Marriage Monday: March 26, 2018
When we desire each other, God asks us to do marriage-for-keeps just like when we desire God, He gives us love-for-keeps.
God uses our earthly faithfulness to illustrate His heavenly faithfulness.
“I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the Lord.”
Hosea 2:19-20 NLT
Marriage Monday: March 19, 2018
It’s all kinds of wrong to refuse to forgive my spouse and drag my bitterness right through the pearly gates.
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Mark 11:25 NIV
Marriage Monday: March 5, 2018
God’s perfect love is sacrificial & unconditional. Man’s imperfect love is selfish & conditional. We have to receive God’s love in order to give it away.
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
1 John 4:7-8 NLT
Marriage Monday: February 19, 2018
Exterminate grudges before they suck the life out of your marriage.
“Carrying a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.” William Walton
“Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.”
Ephesians 4:26-27 MSG