Making Love Matter
The word of God instructs us about love throughout the Bible. Love is no doubt the foundation for which God intended for all mankind to build their lives. My favorite scriptures about love are found in 1 Corinthians chapter 13:4-8
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
The above verses should be our guiding force in how we treat our spouses. Most of us married our spouses with the intentions of loving them “until death do us part.” However, anyone that has been married over a year knows that marriage can sometimes be very challenging. We constantly have to die to self in order to honor God’s mandate to love one another as He loved us. This can especially be difficult because we know that Satan is always seeking to destroy everything that is good.
The words “I love you” have become so insignificant in marriages and relationships more than ever before. What good is telling our spouses that we love them if our actions are not lining up with the words that are coming out of our mouths? If we really love our spouses then we must commit to change. It is so often that we like to play the “blame game.” We blame our spouse, our past, or our current situations for why we are the way we are. Make your love matter today by committing to change. While we all know that it takes two to make a marriage work, it only takes one to start the ball rolling in the right direction.
Will you be that one?
I challenge you to make 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 the foundational scriptures for which you use to grow your love this year. I look forward to hearing your testimonies and sharing my own.
Remember……..Marriage is good!