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Intentionality by John Hagee

Intentionality by John Hagee

Nehemiah 2:18
So they said, ‘Let us rise up and build.’ Then they set their hands to this good work

The borders that God establishes bring blessing to those who choose to honor them. One of the boundaries most in need of repair today is the broken border of marriage.

Biblical, God-honoring marriage between one man and one woman for a lifetime is under threat. The sacrificial love of which the Bible speaks, that inspires one person to give his life to another and to raise children in the fear of the Lord, has been forfeited. This breakdown of the family unit erodes the foundation for our future.

Great relationships require effort, practice, and intentionality. Good husbands, good wives, and good families are not born of luck. They are built by hard work.

For single people who desire to marry, you are working on your future relationship. Are you preparing to be a superb spouse? Or just hoping for the best? If you are a broken person before you marry, marriage will only further break down what is already broken. Wholeness is only found in Jesus.

For those who have been married for decades, be gracious enough to share how God has led you through the difficulties to find strong, peaceful marriages. You are surrounded by people who need help in the tough times. Make yourselves available to pray or have a conversation.

Let us commit to do good work in our marriages. Let us use words that encourage and build up. Let us cut away all bitterness and strife. Let us seek to love our spouses more than we love ourselves. Let us determine to strengthen these relationships that God has given to us. Let us rebuild the broken borders of our marriages. We’ve got work to do…good work.

Blessing:

Heavenly Father, thank You for the spouse that You have given to me. Help me do the good work required to build a strong marriage. Help me to grant forgiveness and show mercy. Help me always build up – never tear down. Help me love my spouse in the same way that You love me. In the name of Jesus…amen.

Today’s Bible Reading:

Old Testament

2 Kings 4:18-5:27

New Testament

Acts 15:1-31

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 141:1-10

Proverbs 17:23


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