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"We do not earn or merit anything by taking refuge in God. Hiding in something makes no contribution to the hiding place. All it does is show that we regard ourselves as helpless and the hiding place as a place of rescue." John Piper

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Husband I Promise to...

Abide in Christ, for without Him I can do nothing, not even for you. (Jn. 15:5)

Beautify our home with the treasures of heaven. (Pro. 24:3-4)

Commune with you - body to body, mind to mind & spirit to spirit. (Song 2:3-4; 5:16)

Devote myself to doing you good all the days of our lives together. (Pro. 31:10-12)

Express my gratitude to the Lord daily for gifting me with your love. (Phil. 1:3-4)

Forsake all other binding relationships and cleave only to you. (Ps. 45:10-11)

Govern our marriage by the Law of Love. (1 Pet. 4:8)

Help you in all you do, complementing and completing you. (Gen. 2:18)

Image Christ before you, the purpose for which I was created. (Gen. 1:26; Phil.2:5)

Journey with you wherever you go. (Gen. 12:4b-5; Ruth 1:16)

Kindle fires for you - in the hearth, in my heart & in our human oneness. (Pro. 5:18-19)

Laugh with you, for laughter is a gift from the Lord that binds hearts together. (Job 8:21; Pro. 17:22)

Manage our home, cultivating life and love there. (Pro. 14:1; Rom 12:13)

Nourish and nurture you & all who enter through our door. (1 Tim. 5:9-10; Titus 2:4-5)

Outlaw bitterness in my heart & nurture forgiveness in our relationship. (Eph. 4:31-32)

Pray for you always - for your spiritual, physical & emotional well-being. (3 Jn. 2)

Quiet my anxious thoughts with God’s precious promises. (Phil. 4:5b-7)

Respect you as the God-given head of our marriage. (Eph. 5:21b-24)

Serenade you with a gentle, quiet spirit that trusts in the Lord. (1 Pet. 3:3-5)

Treasure Christ above all else, even above you, my Darling. (Phil. 3:8a)

Uphold God’s design for marriage by yielding to your leadership. (Eph. 5:21-24)

Value each moment we have this side of heaven, knowing that life is but a vapor. (Jms. 4:14)

Withhold not love, but rather initiate reconciliation regardless of who is at fault. (Eph. 4:26-27)

X-amine the log in my own eye before looking at the speck in yours. (Matt. 7:3)

Yearn always for your manly love. (Song 3:4)

Zealously guard my love for Christ so that you will be the Zenith of my earthly love. (1 Jn. 4:19)

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