Devotions for a Sacred Marriage 2012

Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Fame Is Trumped by Intimacy

Song of Solomon 7:10    I belong to my lover; and his desire is for me.

Ladies and non Sports fans this week’s devotion probably does not cause you to connect with John Wooden one of the greatest College Basketball coaches ever.  Forget all the basketball stuff; forget the number of national championships. The devotion talks about letters he writes and how much he misses his wife after she died.   Focus on the section that says “So often, we ignore our marriages in pursuit of high acclaim” I would include in here the pursuit of money to buy stuff.   The question is do you show your mate how much they mean to you now?  Ladies what are you doing to show you man that you LIKE him.  Men what are you doing to show your woman that you LIKE her.   Goals for this next week is for the comments to be men bragging on something your woman did to show she likes you.  Ladies your comment needs to be bragging on your man of what he did to show he likes you.

I don’t want stuff like he/she is always there for me. 

This means Men do something !!!!!

This means Ladies do something !!!!


Don’t Look Back


2 Corinthians 5:17


“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!




Birth              Salvation                  NOW             ||||||||DEATH ||||||||


This devotion talks about looking back.  I would like to deviate from the
information in the devotion and look back, look now and look forward.

You know when you were Born, when your got Saved and Today’s Date.
The next part of life are events that lead to Death.  I am a lot
closer to the Death Line than I am to the Birth Line.   Looking back are there
things I would do different, Oh My yes.  Today look at your time line in a way that you Really, really, realize how the things you do and don’t do effect your spouse, your kids and those around you.  Take the time God had given you now, because only God knows how much time you have,  and give it back to those who love you.



The Gift of Fear

I feared the anger and the wrath of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 9:19

Do you remember never looking under the bed at night and being afraid to even look at the closet door for fear it would open.  These were real feelings.  Let’s make it not so scary.  Remember the fear of disappointing your parent and the fear of what would happen “if they found out”

God is gracious-yes! God is merciful-absolutely! God is kind and good and loving and caring – no doubt!.  BUT it is still a fearful thing to offend God, to fall into his holy hands, for he is a just God with the power and might and will to carry out judgments against those who offend him. 

I think something mature Christian’s do (Steve Sr.) is we lose our fear when we become so called mature Christian’s.  I am not afraid to look under the bed at night or open the closed door at night because now I am mature.   I so want my fear of God to cause those inner quivers of fear to actually cause outward expressions. 

It was many years ago when Beverly was moving back from Palm Beach Atlantic. Steven and I were driving a rental truck with all the stuff from Bev’s apartment. It started to rain and storm as we were driving back to Fort Myers. I asked Steven who do you fear more God or this storm? He sat there and was thinking about the question when all of the sudden a bolt of lightning and the unbelievable loud boom of thunder rocked the truck.  Steven shouted out God its God I fear more than this storm that is what I was thinking and going to say. 

The best gift you can give your spouse is to fear the God who made both of you.  That is truly a gift that keeps on giving. 

Do you Fear God??

God’s Son, God’s Daughter

Isaiah 49:15-16

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
And have no compassion on the child she has borne
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

Since all of you have children you can relate to the statement in this week’s devotion, “If you want to get on my good side just be good to one on my kids, Conversely, if you want
to make me angry, pick my kids”  How true this is. For Bev and I this also applies to grandkids.

The topic that is brought to the surface in this devotion is do you realize that you wife/husband is Gods child?  God as a father-in-law and you are married to his child, Wow!! 

Bev and I prayed that each one of our children would choose wisely.  As the earthly father-in-law I approve and thank God for the wise choices. 

Think about how you treated your husband or wife this past week-is that how you want your son or daughter to be treated by his or her spouse.  Never forget: you didn’t just marry a man or a woman
you married God’s son or God’s daughter.


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