Monday, November 12, 2012

Marriage Monday - Love Dare 36

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

The Bible is our manual for life.  Our manual for marriage, our manual for parenting, for everything we face, the Bible is our guide.  But for many, the Bible seems too big and too hard.  I listen time and time again to people say, "I just don't know where to start!"  It seems overwhelming and so often we give up.

You must commit to it.  The Bible is worth it.  Get over the hurdle and stick to it!

Be in it.  Begin now, if you do not already, to make Bible reading a daily habit.  I know what you are thinking, "I don't have time."  Girl, you don't have time to not read!  This is eternal.  This is important.  Make time.  Make it a priority.  Start small, don't get overwhelmed.  Read a few verses a day for a month.  Then read a chapter a day for a month.  It is okay to start small.  It is important to read on your own and have that one on One time with God.  It is just as important to have God on couple time.  Read the Word and pray with your husband.  Again, it can be small, a verse or two and some prayer time. {Psalm 119:10-11, Psalm 19:10}

Stay under it.  The Bible is deep and the Bible is challenging.  It is so important to be in a solid, Bible believing church where the Word is being preached.  It is also great to get involved in a Bible study.  It can be a couples Bible study or a woman's Bible study.  But get with other believers and get in the Word. {2 Timothy 3:14}

Live it.  I love to read!  I always have my nose in a book.  Books are designed to read and enjoy.  The Bible, however, is a living book.  The Holy Spirit lives within the pages and words.  And in turn, we are to live what we read.  We are to be doers of the Word.  {James 1:22}

When your home is founded on the rock of God's unchanging Word, it is insured against destruction.  We know a house needs a solid foundation. The same is true for a marriage, family and home.

Today's Dare:
Commit to reading the Bible every day.  Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance.  If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily Bible reading with you.  Begin submitting each area of your life to Its guidance and start building on the Rock.

Sweet Blessings~

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