Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Does a Marriage Need Milk?”

Do you want your marriage to be healthy, strong and well nourished?  If your answer is yes,  you will need to have some “Milk” in your marriage.  This week, we will focus on the second tip for having a prosperous marriage in 2018, “READ – Read something from God’s Word as often as you can.  Read it and apply it to your marriage.”  

The milk that is needed in marriage is the pure milk of the word.  I Peter 2:2 says “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” As Christians our goal should be to grow healthy and strong.  Just like babies need milk and proper nourishment to grow healthy and strong, our marriages need the same.  God’s Word is powerful!  We should read it daily and apply it to our lives.

Unfortunately, studies show that most Christians don’t read their Bibles on a daily basis. A large percentage only open their Bibles to read on Sunday while  in church and that is it.    If we don’t take the time to read it, we are missing out on the nourishment that God wants to pour into us individually as well as our marriage.

I know you are thinking, “I don’t have time.”  That’s the lie that the enemy wants us to believe.  He knows the benefits of reading God’s Word therefore, his goal is to keep Christians from daily reading.  We all have 24 hours in a day, let’s make time to read God’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

There are so many benefits to reading God’s Word but here are a few:

  1. God speaks to us from His Word.
  2. The Word of God is powerful!
  3. It changes our hearts, minds and our souls.
  4. It teaches us how to live and gives us direction.
  5. It encourages and gives us strength for our journey.
  6. We get wisdom from the Word of God.
  7. It teaches us how to forgive and love one another.
  8. It heals our body, minds and our souls. (It’s the best medicine)
  9. It is satisfying for our spiritual appetite.
  10. It helps us to mature and grow strong marriages.

You can start with as little as 1 minute and read one verse a day.  Pray first, read and ask God; “How can I apply this verse to my life?”  This can be done individually and as a couple.  Once you become consistent with 1 minute, you will want to increase your time.  I promise you, your life and your marriage will never be the same.  I pray that you will crave and drink from God’s milk daily!

Until next week,

 

Carolyn

 

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