Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Daily devotional: Keep loving my wife

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:28 NIV

Not only am I to love Stephanie by giving myself up for her, as Christ loved the church (v.25), but I am to do this continually. I do not forget to eat or clothe myself or satisfy my needs and desires, even after months and years of doing this. In the same way, my love in action for Stephanie needs to be continual, not in spurts that lead to starvation in between.

Love Stephanie as Christ loved the church and give myself up for her. Keep doing this the rest of our lives together without stopping and taking her for granted.

Heavenly Father, I love you and give you this day and my life. Thank you for saving me and leading me. Please provide me with energy and thoughtfulness in how to love my wife well in a way that will continually please you and build her up in You. I love you and praise You, my Lord and my God! Please make Yourself at home within me, and live, love, and lead through me!

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