Couples Devotional: One House Under God
Couples Devotional: One House Under God
Through the chaos of life, work, and those with kids, it can be hard to keep Christ at the center of your household. But, without Christ at the center, your marriage is open to attack. No matter what, take the time to keep Christ number one and to live as one house under God.
Keep the motto of your home Joshua 24:15,
“As for me and my house, we will serve the lord.”
There’s something so powerful about a husband and wife who serve the Lord together. Praising, praying, and worshipping as one under God. Honor and love one another with great compassion and kindness.
Lean on His Strength
Proverbs 31:10-12 says, “Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life“. Be a wife your husband can trust and enrich his life. Bring good into his life for all of your days. And same for the husband; don’t give your wife reason to doubt or question you.
The biggest thing that helps with this, is your significant other seeing how greatly you value your relationship with God. When your relationship is firm with God, you are leaning on His strength and not your own. There is something about having that full trust in God, that makes you able to have that same trust in your spouse.
Show the Love of God in the Way You Love
When you see your significant other praise and worship God with a humble heart, you can trust them more because if they do anything, they are not just sinning against you; they are first and foremost sinning against God as with any sin. When they are where they need to be with God, they have His strength to turn from any temptation, and their sight is set on serving and pleasing God.
Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Praise your spouse for fearing and serving the Lord. Beauty fades from us all, but the fear of the Lord makes someone beautiful forever. And that should always be appreciated.
Pray with your spouse. Be their support during spiritual droughts and times of doubt. Always keep them on the path to God. Live your life as a light to them; showing them the love of God in the ways that you love them.
“And the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two, but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.“
Let No One Split Apart What God Has Joined Together
No matter what happens, do not let anything divide you and your spouse. The enemy will greatly set traps and temptations to divide your marriage. You must guard your eyes, heart, and marriage all your days. Serving and worshipping God together helps you keep a firm foundation.
I have heard it said without God you have a very little chance of success with the person whom you marry. That’s because without God, you don’t have that protection, that strength, and unity under God. You must make it a priority to keep God at the center of your marriage. As you each pull closer to God, you will pull close to each other. There is nothing more fulfilling than a marriage under God.
In what ways can you place God and your spouse first? How can you honor and show more love toward your spouse?
Thank you for blessing me with my significant other. May I always be a light to them, and they unto me. I ask that you keep our focus on you all of our days. May we live to serve and worship you together as two united as one. Keep us where you want us in life. Direct our path and our steps in our marriage. Bless us with the wisdom we need to have a fulfilling marriage.
Show us the ways in which we need to put you first where we aren’t. And show us how we can honor each other more. Help us to be strong for each other; always showing each other love, kindness, compassion, and understanding. Lead us away from temptation and guard our hearts. Help us through our trials and may we always seek you first to keep the foundation of our marriage firm.
In your name we pray,
“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.”
I challenge you for the next 14 days to text each other a short, simple prayer or Bible verse. And do one thing around the house that your spouse does not enjoy doing. This shows them you care and appreciate them and what they do! Then, read one chapter each night from the Bible and discuss how it spoke to each of you. Take turns reading chapters!
Another great way to keep you each dedicated to serving God together is volunteering and helping your church. And then, in the evening or night, read one of these powerful couples’ devotionals together! Here are a few linked below as well! These will help keep you on track and will only take a few minutes of your day, but they will have a lasting impact on your marriage.
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