Embracing the Fruit of the Spirit within your marriage “Love” Part 1

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Embracing the Fruit of the Spirit within your marriage “Love”

Part 1

Marriage is the first time-honored foundational institution designed by God. It is the ultimate endearing relationship between man and woman sanctioned by God. Marriage is an emotional, spiritual, physically expressive holy union of two hearts joining together as one. Marriage bonds the couple together in love as committed life partners as their hearts are knitted together, and is intended to last a lifetime!

Keep God as the Center of your Marriage

With God as the center of your marriage it can become a marvelous adventurous endless circle. Your marriage is or will be whatever you make it together. Since we are all created uniquely different so are marriages. Marriage takes teamwork! It is important to know what God’s principles for marriage entail. Embracing the Fruit of His Spirit helps to produce healthier marriages. When spouses honor marriage vows they also honor God. This is why marriage is called “Holy Matrimony!”

What is the Fruit of the Spirit?

The Bible teaches us that: “The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, goodness, gentleness & self control.” When you both embrace these principles you are inviting the presence of the Lord into your Marriage! The possibilities become limitless!

Although two separate individuals the potential for achieving “Oneness” in marriage should become a priority! Developing mutual respect and devotion toward one another is a plus. The spiritual aspect of marriage is too often neglected. Think about it for a moment you have made a commitment to your spouse and to God as well!

Love defined God’s way!

Love is often confused with lust. Know that there is a difference. Today many think that letting them do as they please or having whatever they want or telling them what they want to hear is love… Some have what I call “intoxicating affections.” This actually mimics love. There will initially be a strong desire to be with someone but the feelings dissipate over time, and they just don’t last.” This is why you cannot build a good strong marriage on just feelings or emotions. A great marriage in the making takes a lifetime. It will weather the storms of life and provide you with a committed trustworthy spouse.

In a God Centered Covenant Marriage your love continuously grows. It does not diminish.  To a degree you  become  inseparable.  Spiritually you grow as One. You are happy together and or apart.  Your care, concern, respect and companionship is refined and upgraded.  The way in which you express your love will vary. As you grow in love together you learn how to better freely express yourself to one another. You become less inhibited. Life becomes unexplainable in  good way…

Think hard and long before you say “I love you!”  Love is expressed by your actions not just in words. So it is important to become more cognizant of your thoughts, attitudes and actions. As you begin to truly embrace God’s love in your marriage and personal life you will see an amazing difference. God’s definition of love teaches us that; “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in Truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails!” I Corinthians 13.

True love is genuine and powerful. Love will motivate you to do what is right by your spouse. Once you have activated your Faith in God and implement His principles within your own life love can begin to abound. Love gives you hope. Hope motivates you to grow and increases your desire to want to improve yourself!

Benefits of welcoming love!

To welcome love in your marriage is a choice! Make it a priority to really get to know the likes and dislikes of your spouse. Surprise them by doing something that you know that they will really enjoy. When your spouse is happy you both benefit.

Of course there will be times that you do not agree. However, being unhappy and unfulfilled does not have to be the theme of your marriage. Seek to discover healthier ways to resolve any conflict. Nip disagreements in the bud whenever possible. Don’t go into denial. When there is an issue address it. Learn to appreciate one another. Make love deposits in one another. Be supportive with one another.

Trust and commitment are essential in welcoming love.

Wherever you are there is always room for improvement! Make it a goal to live a life of quality. When you truly love with godly love, you can also experience His joy!

There are marvelous benefits when you welcome and embrace the Fruit of the Spirit within your marriage.

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