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Wednesday, 07 July 2004 11:54

Mod Is God first in your life?

Think about it?
What are you focusing on right now?
God designed this plan and it works perfectly!
Move your priorities around and watch chaos begin, guaranteed!
If you desire a solid marriage, build it on God's foundation;
constantly study God's wisdom on Christian marriage,
the roles of husband and wife,
and strengthening your walk with the Lord.
This results in a firm foundation for your marriage and life.

Keep God first in your life always!!
This means remaining faithful to God and His Word.
This means diligently seeking to understand and obey the scriptures in ones life.
Do you wonder how this works? By walking in constant obedience to God
you will have less opportunity to make the "wrong decisions"
and "reap" unpleasant side effects in your life.
Following Christ does not mean that you never face trials,
but rather when trials come into your life you will be equipped
to understand and handle them.

Following Christ is not easy though!
It is much more than saying your Christian.
Your life must be an example of the Christian life.
If you ever wonder if what you "want" to do is the "Christian" way,
ask yourself this question!
Could I see Jesus doing this or acting in this manner?
Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house,
they labor in vain who build it.

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding is is established;

Joshua 1:8

This Book of Law shall not depart from your mouth,
but you shall meditate in it day and night,
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success

Colossians 3:1-2

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.*

Look to Christ and those things that draw you to Him-
not to earthly ideas and values of people.
(NKJV, The Wesley Study Bible Footnote.)

Pray, Ask God for Help. Read the Bible, devotional & meditate.
Be Still
Let "bad moods" pass. (these are not times to make or tackle big decisions.)
Try not to speak in anger. Cool off first. Words hurt!
Take one Day at a Time!
Be good to yourself! Know Jesus loves you!
If you don't know what to do, do nothing!
Always be willing to forgive! Some of the most important words in our English Language: I'm Sorry

If you are having relationship problems with your mate, ask yourself...Am I choosing to "love" this person! or am I choosing not to love!
Do you need to put the "eyes of Jesus" on! What do you see?

Say "I Love You!

Reach back in your heart to all those "sweet memories" you have with your mate! It's fun to bring them back, then realize just why you picked this person to spend your lifetime with!

Marriage is a true blessing from God!

Next to your devotion to our wonderful Lord & Savior, your marriage should be treated as second most important thing in your life! Keeping your marriage together effects everyone; your children, your friends, your co-workers, your life! Make the time to nurture it! One of best ways we have found for nuturing the oneness we now have is to pray and study the bible together. If your world is so fast that you do not have time to spend with your mate to pray and read the Bible, you may find yourself eventually going down a road that is very unpleasant. We encourage you to examine your priorities! By keeping God first, your whole life will come together. The wisdom of the Bible will never let you down! That is the one thing you can count on in these very uncertain days!