" If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?" Ecc. 4:11
God creates marriage by taking a man and a women and uniting us as one. However "love" must be willing to act alone when and if necessary, it is always better if it is not done solo. Love can function if there is no other way, but there is a "more excellent way" (1 Corinthians 12:31). our bodies were made for each other God created Eve from the rib of Adam for the purpose of being his helpmeet so he would not have to be alone. Praise God he has created it to be when one is weak the other is strong (in most cases) when one needs encouragement and building up the other is able to do this. We multiply one another's joy and divide one another's sorrows. Scripture says, "Two are better than one because they have good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one whom falls when ther is not another to lift him up." (Ecc. 4:9,10). Basicly in today devotion it speaks of the importance that we need each other in the marriage we need to be striving to go the extra mile we need to both be giving 100% in this marriage it is not up to the other mate solely or up to only us the dare for today was as follows:
" Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you. "
Wow uh I know for me this is huge I would make all my decisions I would pray and go to God yet it would stop there until the Lord showed me I need to seek husbands insight as well. I have since than started going over calendar events with my hubby and finances and asking him pretty much before I make ANY decision that involves my time away from home and or family. I also have learned this open's up all lines of communication and has helped us so very much.
one of the questions under the dare asks this :
" What are some upcoming decisions you can make together with your mate??
"What did you learn about the role of your mate?"
For me I learned we are in this marriage together and the decisions we make affect the entire family and need to at least be talked about with our mates ......because let's be honest I know in our marriage if Greg makes a decision without telling me and it affects our whole family it makes for some very heated fellowship if you know what I mean and can be avoided if we just communicate to our spouses so if we expect them to communicate things to us then how much more should we give it in return???
May God bless each of us as we continue in the good and bad times of our marriage, in fact I try not to look at them as bad times anymore however the growing learning experiences in which the Lord allows growth and maturity.
"Father thank you for another day, may we continue to learn on our journey's and may we put you first our hubby's next and then all others to fall into place. May we come together as husband and wife in all decision making and trust in you for the outcomes.
Jesus Name Amen
Until Next Time,