ACHIEVE GREATNESS DEVOTIONAL-BIMBO DAVIDS: Healthy Marriage Tips (Part 4)
“I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” – Proverbs 24:30-34 NIV
As we round up on this series, we’ll be looking at a different scripture.
Though this scripture directly focuses on laziness, it also passes the message of the effects of not putting the required effort to one’s investment.
Marriage is like that vineyard. It has the potential of blossoming and yielding beautiful and fulfilling fruits but when left to the wrong environment, the results will be decay, hardship and pain.
A major factor that helps marriages blossom is Spiritual growth.
Your spiritual life directly affects the state of your marriage. When you’re not growing spiritually, you tend to be more irritable.
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 NIV
We walk in the flesh when we don’t grow spiritually and Galatians 5:19-21 describes those ‘fleshy’ desires which includes fits of anger, selfishness, jealousy, envy, strife, sexual immorality and the like.
This goes to say that we will definitely cause pain in our homes when we are not growing in the spirit.
So how do you grow spiritually:
God’s word; Study God’s word daily. There are several ways you can do that. You can listen to the Bible while you take your bath, read it from your device on your way to work, use a devotional like this etc. One practical way that works for me is to go over my sermon notes. Always make notes when you listen in church; write the scriptural references and go over them in your privacy. And ask the Holy Spirit for understanding
Read godly books; Reading makes a full man. By reading books from proven men and women, you gain better understanding on specific issues.
Attend church services; at times, when you seem to be struggling spiritually, just being around fellow believers boost your faith and spiritual fervor.
Have a faith-buddy; two are better than one. Have someone that you can have faith conversations with. Someone that can pull you up when you’re down and vice versa.
There are several ways you can grow spiritually but it’s important to focus on it fervently. Your family and spouse, and even yourself, will be happier when you grow spiritually.
Further readings Proverbs 31: 30, Psalm 112:1-10
Lord, I thank You for my life. I am grateful for salvation and I ask that You fill me with the spirit of wisdom and revelation.. Give me an insatiable thirst for You and Your word. Help me to last even till the very last day. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
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