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Devotions for a Sacred Marriage 2012

Archive for the month “March, 2012”

The Hear To

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Proverbs 4:23

While how-to marriage books and seminars certainly have their value and place, on their own the miss the key issue.  It’s not really about how to; far more often, it’s about whether we have the heart to.

We all know how to please our mate, but do we have the heart to?

Most wives and husbands know what their husbands/wives want.  Most have a basic understanding of how to please him or her. The real question is, do you have the heart to do what you know how to do?

When we first laid eyes on our spouses and decided to make them ours, we found a way to attract and maintain their attention.  We had far less knowledge of our spouses then than we have today-but we also had the heart then, and that made all the difference.

Where is your heart?  Take time to ask God how he thinks you’re doing?

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A Soul Filled With God

Psalm 27:4

The Message (MSG)

 4 I’m asking God for one thing,
only one thing:
To live with him in his house
my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
I’ll study at his feet.

Personal worship is an absolute necessity for a strong marriage. It comes down to this: If I stop receiving from God, I start demanding from others.  Instead of cherishing my spouse, I become aware of their shortcomings.  I take out my frustrations with a less-than-perfect life and somehow blame them for my lack of fulfillment.

It’s simply not fair to ask your spouse to fulfill you.  No one can.  If you expect your spouse to be God for you, your spouse will fail every day and on every account.   Only one can love you like God, with perfect, constantly steady, and giving love – and that is God himself.

The best thing you can do for your marriage is to fill your soul with God.

 And thank God for the person he put you with because you know nobody else would put up with you. 

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