It's time to think about the romance in our marriages and how we can bring the romance to our marriage, keeping it fresh and balanced. This month, I thought I would go one direction, but while out and about, with my Honey last week and listening to some good music, I was struck by how the words to a song reminded me who I was when we met, how I was living and how far we have come from the teenagers we were.
The song was a Pat Green song called "Wave on Wave". As I listened to part of the song, I thought of what my behavior and habits were at the time I met my husband. I was 16 at the time, he was 18. We were no angels. But, we seemed to bring out the peace in each other. It was an "at home feeling", that made the world a less lonely place. We didn't have God at the center of our dating or marriage for many years. Yet, God was able to bless each of us and even save each of us, from some things that weren't His best for us through each other. I got teary eyed when I realized once again what a gift my husband has been and is to me. I prayed that I would always grow in my ability to love and care for him. I have come lately to realize we can not rest on our laurels of the love we have for each other. But, we have to pray and ask God to help us love the one He gave us in a way that helps them, blesses them, and is fresh, not left overs, not stale.
Having a thankful heart for them is a good start. Praying every day for them, and even asking God to show you how to pray for them is a good start, too!
I guess I want to leave you with the thoughts that 1) God ministers to each of us through our spouses and through us ministers to them! 2) That being grateful and considering the strengths our spouses bring to the marriage makes up for a whole lot! and 3) Pray for them, pray that God would fuel and direct your prayers, and when in doubt pray and give thanks! and 4) even when we were two lost people dating, and later married, all the way to this day - we never approached our relationship with what could he do for me? Or what can she do for me? We both looked to what we could bring to the relationship, NOT what we could get from the relationship.
Now, go! Bless your spouse! Surprise him with something he enjoys that you get no benefit from, something totally unselfish! It will feel great!
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