It’s Day 9 in the 40 Day Marriage Challenge at Refocused!
Questions to ponder as we desire to grow more like Christ in our marriages…
L- log the verse: “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?”
Philippians 2:1 NLT
O- observations: Paul poses questions to the people in Philippi before he goes deeper into challenging them to have a more Christlike attitude. He wasn’t focused merely on marriage, but the church. However, I have seen so much transformation personally through meditating on this passage towards my marriage. Grow in Christlikess at home first. Who you are at home is who you really are.
V- verse pertains to marriage: We (you and your husband) belong to Jesus. Both of you are safe in His mighty hand. No one can take you away from him. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He will comfort us and counsel us in our relationship. Check your heart – is my heart tender and compassionate towards my husband?
E: end in prayer: Holy Father, Please encourage every woman – that we belong to you. We are yours, bought with your blood, Jesus, not our own. Please comfort us with your love through your Holy Spirit. Hold us and heal us where our hearts hurt or have lingering pain. As you heal us, continually through your love, please soften our hearts so we can be tender towards our husbands and show them true compassion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.