This blog is designed to encourage and help couples grow deeper in their walk with God and each other. The simple truth is that if you are not putting God first, you will not be giving your spouse your best. So, over the next couple of months we will be posting things that help us in marriage. This is an opportunity to draw strength from other couples and understand that God has to be first in your life. This was birthed during a marriage conference with New Hope Baptist Church from Yellville, AR.
It is amazing to watch how many people desire to get in shape. The cost of videos, eating right, gym memberships and new clothes can be quite expensive. People are willing to get up early, stay up late and spend time away from their spouse to get in shape. The only way to get fit is to make this a daily habit. To eat right, to drink water and to exercise are all ways to be in shape. We will begin to look at some of the things that we will need to do to create an "in shape" marriage. This will be a journey for all of us!
This week we will focus on where to start!
I wonder how many people are taking the time to be in the Word daily. In Psalm 20:7 the Psalmist writes, "Some trust in chariots, some in horses, but we trust in the name of our Lord." Is your trust in your spouse or in God? It is easy to place characteristics of God on our spouse. God may use people in your life to provide security and financial and emotional peace but the ultimate way they provide is through the power of God! Are you resting in God's presence so that you can have the presence of God in your life to provide for your spouse? We are willing to get up and go to work, willing to wash and fold clothes, but when it comes to something that will really matter it tends to be placed aside. The number one thing you can do to love you spouse is to spend time trusting in God. Trust is something that is tough to ever rebuild when broken. God will never break your trust. He loves you. It is His desire that you trust in Him. Today, how much time did you spend putting God first? Did you take time and pray? This is something that is nonnegotiable if you plan on having a M90X marriage. It begins by spending time with God.
The plan is actually very simple:
The first part of the M90X plan is to spend 20 minutes with God and your spouse in the morning before work. I know this requires you to get up early and to actually wake up and talk, but if your marriage is important to you this will not be a problem. It might be that you spend 15 minutes with God and 5 minutes talking with your spouse, just as long as you spend time with each of them in the morning. Make sure you let your spouse know you have prayed for them and you love them! Tell them something you learned from your quiet time. Tell them about what your day holds.
Today, spend time with God so you can be your best for Him and your spouse!