Sunday, January 5, 2014

Word of the Day.... January 5, 2014

Today my only daughter Jean is getting married and I am pleased and blessed that I am getting a mighty man of God as a son in law! As I spend time with Jesus this morning, He reminds me that in a very few hours she will be married.  Here is the Scripture that He has given me today:

Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7
My beloved speaks and says to me:
"Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death,
passion fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
a raging flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If one offered for love
all the wealth of his house,
it would be utterly scorned.

As you both start out this new life together I pray that you listen more than you speak.  Be patient with one another as you walk together day by day.   Marriage exists for the glory of God. While romance, companionship, and children are all integral parts of marriage, marriage is first and foremost about serving our Creator. To see His qualities reflected in each other, and to appreciate the differences in each other, enabling us to love as Jesus loved. It’s about working together to find ways that the talents in the marriage can serve Him.  The closer that you move towards the Lord, the closer you will be to becoming one flesh.

Find something funny every day that you can laugh together about. "It makes the tough times easier, and it's hard to get irritated at each other when you are laughing together. Also make a point of still having a “date night” where you can go out once a week and leave all the stress of the world behind for a few hours and just enjoy each other. Proverbs 22:17 states, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength."

My last piece of advice to you is to never go to bed angry.  If there is something that has upset either of you talk it through and make amends before retiring for the night.  That way bitterness will never have a chance to grow in between you. (And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, Ephesians 4:26)

Here is your father's and my prayer to you both:  Our dear Father we ask You to bless this young couple as they start off their life together as one.  We pray that they put YOU at the center of their lives so that they may walk in the light of Your love and saving grace! We ask that you give them both a real hunger for Your Word so that they can walk in Your will and way for their lives.  We pray that Andrew loves Jean as Christ loves His church and gave His life for it and that his Jean will be a loving helper that is slow to see his faults and to be a wife that brings out the best in her husband.  We pray that they never let the sun go down on their anger and that they resolve all conflict quickly. We ask that they are blessed with healthy children and that they train them up in the way of You Lord so that You will be glorified through them.  We ask You to bless them and to look at their marriage as something very sacred and precious.  May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen.  We love you so very much!!!  May God bless you both!!


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