Invest in Your Marriage
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:28 “But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
Thought: How blessed is a husband whose wife has so many abilities and such noble character, And how blessed is the wife whose husband affirms her and is supportive of her personal development. Think of the profit you make on interest in your savings. You don’t save? That stinks! What happens if you don’t invest? You’re left with credit card debt. That stinks! But what happens if you work at a savings? Sure it’s a sacrifice, setting boundaries, giving up something to get something (a savings) in the end what is the result? That’s right you’re now invested, you’ve earned a profit. Without the stinky pooh, there is no profit. Without investing in your marriage there is no relationship.
Action: What kind of an investment can you act on today that shows your spouse that you’re invested in him/her? What kind of investment can you make this year that shows God you’re invested in Him for the good of those who need him? Now boldly go forth with trust and putting Him first. Remember, it’s not about you.
Prayer: Dear God, Help me to enjoy life with my spouse and submit to each other in the same way you ask us to submit to you. Grant me courage each day to invest in my marriage, accept the things I can not change, and wisdom to hear the difference. Change me God, so I put you and others first before I put my wants ahead of anything or anyone else.