Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials or many kinds.
“Are you going to get a divorce?” I hear my son ask after he just witnessed a growth opportunity (read: argument) between my husband and I. I tell him no and I reassure him that although there might be times that we don’t get along, I will always love Daddy. Then I go on to tell him that when we go through a hard time, God is teaching us something. It might be how to communicate better or how to show love in a different way. He walks away feeling content and secure. He has found joy in this security.
And I pray that I will always remember that truth as well. That God wants to refine our marriage so that it is a Holy relationship that will show the love of Jesus here on earth. Each trial will bring us closer to the feet of Jesus and a closer walk with Him. This will bring us our ultimate joy.
Pray that your spouse will remember the eternal reason for trials and that he or she will grow through the hard times. Pray that you might be a source of support and a refreshing draw back to the Word of God where only true joy can come.
To see a list of all of the devotions for 31 Days of Prayer for Your Spouse, click here.
Make 2014 the year that you add the most important ingredient for a wonderful and fulfilling marriage…grace! Dr. Kimmel’s new book Grace Filled Marriage is a great place to start!
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