“...Paul’s thesis that all married couples need the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. The work of the Spirit makes Christ’s saving work real to our hearts, giving us supernatural help against the main enemy of marriage: sinful self-centeredness. We need the fullness of the Spirit if we are to serve one another as we should.”
-The Meaning Of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller
I’ve begun reading this book this morning as a good friend gave it to us over Christmas. I’ll share more as I read on, but I wanted to share this part today. It struck me clearly that what I was feeling is correct. My pride and my desire to NOT be selfless for my bride is a root on which the weeds of destruction in a marriage can take hold. If I am not reflective of my savior’s love for me in my marriage, I cannot expect any kind of good outcome. If I don’t give myself as Christ gave Himself up for each and every one of us, I cannot expect a fulfillment in my marriage. As I have experienced in my life, my marriage, and my faith, there is only one way to walk, and that is in obedient submission to and with joyful expectation of a LOVING Father. His truth and His love are the filters thru which we are to live our lives, navigate our marriages, and walk in our faith. He has given us the tools and the opportunity to do this. Let’s be grateful for both and set out today to change the stronghold of selfishness in our lives and see what lies beyond that barrier as we love others in the same way that we have been loved: with grace and mercy and without condition. Forgive and understand as your Father in Heaven has done so for you.
I didn’t mean to get up this morning and start “preaching” about biblical marriage. I meant to get close to God and commit myself to Him. This is where I was lead and I tend to enjoy myself when I go where He leads me. I truly hope and pray that you wake today and know the love that is always there for you. Godspeed! ... See MoreSee Less