Day 30 - Love Brings Unity


Today's Verse:
Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. – John 17:11
Today's Message:
This is the whole 'flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone' thing. It's reviewing the Trinity and how it relates to marriage. It's reviewing Christ and the church and how it relates to marriage. All good points. All hard to implement or follow. I think you have to focus on the ones that matter. You won't agree, or support each other on every front.
I understand the concept, and I appreciate what it's saying. It's just hard to do. Especially when there are so many differences between men and women in general. I like football…she likes the Lifetime Channel. I like steak…she prefers shrimp.
That being said…those are just 'things'. They aren't important. The important things concern themselves with what you are as a person. They are about politics and religion. They are about things that matter.
That being said, I think the thing that matters the most to my spouse is my insistence on being self-employed. I need to think about what would make her the happiest as well as make our retirement years better.
I'm looking forward to what this dare can do though!
Today's Questions:
  • Husband – What would happen in your marriage if you devoted yourself to loving, honoring, and serving your wife in all things? What if you determined that the preservation of your oneness with this woman was worth every sacrifice and expression of love you could make? What would change in your home if you took that approach to your relationship on a daily basis?
  • Wife – What would happen if you made it your mission to do everything possible to promote togetherness of heart with your husband? What if every threat to your unity was treated as a poison, a cancer, an enemy to be eliminated by love, humility, and selflessness? What would your marriage become if you were never again willing to see your oneness torn apart?
Today's Dare:
Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that He would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity.
Results:
  • Did the Lord open your eyes to anything new that might be giving the fuel to this point of disagreement?
    • Actually, he did. But not in the way that one would think. Yesterday was not a good day for me personally. I spent most of it on the couch watching football games. I used to do this with our kids, but since they are all pretty much grown up…most of it was by myself. My spouse was at work…and I just kept thinking about how I allowed my self to get into this position. I should have been doing something else. I could have been doing something else… IF…I only had a few bucks in the bank account. But because I have allowed others to mistreat me in my business world, this is where I am.
  • How do you intend to respond?
    • I'm going to focus more on the needs of my spouse, which in turn focuses me on the needs of my business. I'm either going to turn it around by the first of the year, or I'm going to seek employment.
  • What do you hope to see god do in your spouse as well?
    • I hope she will forgive me.
The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! (Deuteronomy 6:4)
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  1. Me and my Wife need to share day 29 and 30 for couples meeting today

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