Friday, November 13, 2009

God's Recipe for A Good Marriage

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Good Evening Everyone!

I just love this picture. It amazes me when I think about how God just spoke it all into existance.

I hope this post finds everyone happy, healthy and wise!

The Amplified Version of the above quoted scripture is: (15) for it is God's will and intention that by doing right [your good and honest lives] should silence (muzzle, gag) the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons. (16) [Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:15-16

Tomorrow's Verse of the Day (12 midnight)

18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18

The Amplified Version of the above quoted scripture for tomorrow (Saturday's):
18For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once [a]for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit,
1 Peter 3:18

Another thing which I would like to elaborate on is from last night's post. while I was looking up tonight's verses, I ran across this one in the Amplified Bible which goes right along with last night's Bible Seed: 1 Peter 3:1-2: IN LIKE manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion buy by the [godly] lives of their wives. (2) when they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to , revere him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to , deeply love, and enjoy your husband].

Now, that is definitely a lesson in itself. These are two posts last night's and tonight's, that I need to print out and read and read over again. I definitely have to work on this. I have taken my hubby for granted so much, and feel so ashamed when reading the above scripture, because I do none of those things. Don't get me wrong, I do love him, and respect him, but the other just slips right on by. I never realized how badly I treated him until just now. Thank you for allowing me to vent, and think out loud. This has definitely made me have second thoughts about where lies the "blame" with in the difficulties in this relationship. I don't mean to "air dirty laundry" or advertise problems, by any means. I'm just saying that with no children in our 23 year marriage, we have started taking each other for granted, each wanting our own way about things, never complimenting each other because we think the other one knows how we feel, and so on. I'm sure we aren't the only couple with these types of "hangups", but This past lesson last night and tonight (scripture) have really opened my eyes. I truly hope that some of these "Bible Seeds" and scriptures have helped you and opened your eyes as they have mine.

If I may put a plug in for a couple of Books. Now, mind you this is not a book review. These books are ones which I have had for quite a while and I use them for study and devotion on my own. They are "The Everyday Life Bible (Amplified Version Featuring Notes and commentary by Joyce Meyer, and the second is "Bible Seeds" A Simple Study-Devotional for Growing in God's Word, From the Creators of the God's Word for the Biblically-Inept" Series. I guess that's why I like this little book so much. It doesn't take a scholar to understand the lessons.

Good Night to All and May God Bless!



Anonymous said...

Josh and I can get in ruts too where we take each other for granted. It's always good to take a step back and realize why we fell in love to begin with.

Lynette said...

your right pj we all have our ruts. and it is important to try and pop out of them when you can. my last week was a busy one but also a rut....time for me to get back to Curves and pumped up again.

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