And here’s another one on relationships to be added to “Nick’s 7 Day Challenge.” This subject is so dear to my heart because one of my greatest desires is to see families strengthened and marriages thriving with life, love, and happiness.There’s also a message here for those who are currently single.
In 1998, I developed a project called “Love Your Husband Action Pack.” I thought it would be “my life’s work.” I was so passionate about it. This was long before self-publishing became sophisticated, and I muddled through creating, printing and cutting the cards myself and selling a few online. I was also privileged to teach from them when given the opportunity through our ladies’ ministry. It was a wonderful time for me yet I never got the project off the ground. I lost the masters when my computer crashed and I have barely one complete set left in my possession. At one point, I considered blogging all 50 cards, and the one you are about to read was the first card in the set. As you will see, it’s suggestion is vital to the success of any marriage, and I happily share it here because the “trash” is no place for this priceless truth!
The greatest thing you can do for your marriage is to make sure that you have a third party, One Who is stronger than both of you together, One Who can knit your hearts together in such a way that nothing or no one can separate you.
If you have never accepted Jesus into your life, now is the time to do it. If you have made that commitment, but you have not been acknowledging His Presence with you, now is the time to do it. Please pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father: Please forgive me of all of my sins. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and make me a new creature in Christ Jesus. I accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. He is now on the right hand of the Father ever making intercession for me. Thank you for coming into my life and making me a new creature in Christ. Thank you that you will always be with me. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
Every day this week, thank God that He is always with you and that you are a new creature in Christ. Begin to read the Word and find out Who Jesus is and what He has done for you. With Him as the Third Party in your marriage, you will weather every storm, and your lives will be so entwined with one another and with Him that nothing can separate you.
Ecclesiastics 4:12 A triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
If your marriage or your relationship already has Jesus at the center, this might be a good time to add something that the two of you do together with God to strengthen your triple-braided cord. You might want to try taking 5 or 10 minutes a night extra to do one of the following:
Bible Reading time
Please feel free to let us know what you are doing to strengthen the triple-braided cord. If you are currently single, it’s a great time to strengthen your relationship with God. He is the One who will bring the right one to you to complete your triple-braided cord, and you will have a head start to the happiness that is in your future.