“Meet Me in the Meadow
- February 10 -
Goodness is the practice of love;
Kindness is the attitude of love;
Care is the tenderness of love;
Majesty is the glory of love;
Giving is the expression of love;
Peace is the rest of love;
Joy is the celebration of love.
We love Him because He first loved us. I John 4:19
Daily devotional excerpt from Meet Me in the Meadow by Roy Lessin”
This was in my inbox from Dayspring. I thought it would be an appropriate one to share with you for Marriage Week. I shared it because I believe that we can all do with reminders of what love is and therefore, what it looks like. Where love abides, you will find the fruit of the Spirit in operation. See Galatians 5:22-23. St. John 15 is a great place to stop and be reminded of how to maintain our joy.
To the husband reading this: Do you love your wife enough to be willing to lay down your life for her? God wants you to love her as Christ loves the church—He laid down His life for us. (See Ephesians 5:25).
To the wife reading this: Do you love your husband enough to submit to him as unto the Lord? He was placed as the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. (See Ephesians 5:23).
My husband and I love each other very much and like all marriages we also face struggles. However, we try to live our married life according to the Bible, which is God’s Word. It doesn’t mean that we don’t mess up sometimes! What it means is that we have a guide that will always get us back on track if we follow the instructions. In God's Word we find life and learn to appreciate that life is for living and that love is for giving. Love is like cells--It keeps on multiplying. When we give love we also receive love. So let us practise giving love and watch it rotate. It will come back pressed down, shaken together and running over, when we give as unto the Lord.
Our partners are gifts to us from God. It is our duty to treat them right. Love them unconditionally and allow God to do what we cannot do. Ephesians 4:32 say, “And be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Enjoy the rest of Marriage Week(7-14 February 2013).
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