For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
The success of a happy marriage is compared to the making of delicious snacks, the type you eat and remember way after the meal in your dream. What you need is how to mix what’s necessary to produce these marvelous snacks.
A recipe for marriage is much like the recipe for making these snacks. The success or failure depends entirely on what you put into it and in the right amounts. Leave out an ingredient or use too little of it, and it’s just not the same. Here are the ingredients:
The bowl of faith: In developing a recipe for marriage, start with the mixing bowl of faith which is foundational to all of the relationships that take place in a home. It’s a proven fact–leave God out of your marriage and you’re headed for trouble.
You are a composite of the emotional, spiritual, and physical. Thus, without God, you never communicate at the same level or relate to each other in the same way.
The flour of commitment: The second ingredient that goes into the mixing bowl is the flour of commitment. Nothing is more basic than flour, and in marriage nothing is more fundamental and important than commitment.
Sadly lacking in many marriages, is the kind of commitment that was pledged at a marriage altar: “till death us do part!” Commitment means, “God brought us together, and come hell or high water, someway, somehow we’re going to get through this problem!”
The oil of communication: To the flour of commitment add the oil of communication. Effective communication is the mutual exchange of ideas, thoughts, attitudes, information and feelings.
It’s prerequisite to real love, and without it your love withers and dies. Before I can love you, I’ve got to get to know you, and if I can’t communicate with you, love is going to wither and die. Get the picture?
Commitment precedes love because if you’re not committed to a marriage, when difficulties come, you don’t care enough to try to communicate. Join me to continue this series when next we meet to continue this series. God bless you.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I am strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Amen
DISCUSSION OF THE DAY: Join me for the ongoing FAITH CONFERENCE this weekend on Facebook by 10pm. Last night was simply fire. The date again is 8th-10th of MAY. Plan to be part of it. Click HERE to be part of the Facebook group now.
PRAYER OF THE DAY: Ask God to grace your home with the flour of strong commitment and effective communication and ask Him to strengthen your relationship with your spouse
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