Most of us seem to think that the quality of our marriage depends solely on our relationships with our spouse. This is a logical thought because this is true for most of us. The condition of our marriage tends to go up or down depending on how well we are managing our marriage.
While obviously the dynamics between the two of you are important, there is another relationship that matters even more—your individual relationship with God.
Quite simply, connection with God makes us better spouses. Things come out of us that can even surprise us. Things come of us that surprise our spouse. What are these things? What happens when we love God first and our spouse second?
Galatians 5:22–23 (NIV) contains a list of the fruit we bear in our lives when we Love God First. These are called the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Those things describe the spouse most of us want to be.
By spending time with God, just like you are doing in this very moment (well-done by the way), something changes inside of you of that radically impacts what comes out of you.
Putting God first allows you love your spouse in a way you could never love them on your own, and that helps you to become… YOUR BEST US.
Before you reconnect at the end of the work day, pause and pray the prayer below.
God, for the rest of this day, help me to love my spouse in ways that reflect You in me.
I am a temple within God?.
No longer will I endure the torment of an image that is not mine. I am meant for freedoms. The past has left a wake of despair but my moment is in the now. What is done in that moment is what will define my next. I am tired of being scared of love. For I have known the ins and outs of a great love and let me tell you… the pain is so unbearable yet some how I find a sweetness deep within just so I am able to say Im ok. But ok with what,.. being in despair, sorry , but fudging flippiddy that.
Love is not a possession to be had but a gift that is shared by actions that have nothing to do with ourselves. Today I choose to give love to myself , to respect myself, to prove myself to me. If that makes sense.
I’m tired of trying so hard to be someone to someone else and nobody to me.
My promise is with God and that makes me smile. In the now. 😃
Jealousy is a horrible feeling. It causes such destructive thinking. It’s such a weird emotion for me to comprehend. It’s amazing how fast the craziness started to swell with in me when I saw he had befriended his ex on Facebook. At first I was like Damn she is fine and of course she’s blonde, blue eyes, is a pro diver in Hawaii has had kids and still in a bikini. Wtf. But why did these emotions get so strong like I need to be worried….I mean come on it’s is ex from when he was 18.
Maybe it’s the fact that she was a friend to him when he was learning how to be a man. 4 years in your teens is basically the time where anyone you meet is going to be important in your life. She helped shape the man I am married to today. For that I thank her. Even if he says he hates her…..why oh why is she on his friends list then. I can understand 20 years of curiousity and wanting to see into someone’s life……I feel stupid for thinking this way. 😏
There you were in your board shorts covered in sand.
As I came to a stop you extended your hand.
Right there in that spot I knew my heart would forever be in your hands.
You’ve loved me all these years in spite of all the tears.
Our past may have a lot of trash but our love is gonna last.
We may not know what tomorrow holds but we both promised we would be forever bold.
We walk this world together.
Upholding a life which is so much better.
You, me and God makes three.
Forever circling eternally.
So on that day of sand and light.
It’s you My Love that I hold tight.
Always and Forever