First Comes Love...
Genesis 2:24, "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”Proverbs 16:24, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”
“First comes love…” Do you remember your first date? The anticipation, the excitement, the extra time you took to get ready for that special someone? Maybe you thought, “Which outfit should I wear?” “What should I talk about?” There was special intentionality that went into the planning and execution of the date.“… Then comes marriage.” With things constantly vying for our time and attention (not to mention when kids are added to the mix), the romance and intimacy in marriage often takes a back seat. But husbands, wives, whatever you did to get them is what you need to keep them! Are you planning a date night at least twice a month with your spouse? Do you regularly encourage and compliment them?“But we can’t afford a date night.” (Who said it has to be a steak dinner? Get creative! Go out for coffee and bring a board game. “He already knows how I feel.” (It’s always good to hear it again! Your words are powerful!)It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Take the time and make the effort to be romantic, intentional, and creative. Your investment will pay high dividends!
Look at the calendar with your spouse and schedule two date nights together for the next month. And have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Dear Lord, Thank You for the gift of love and romance. Help me keep a pulse on my priorities each day as I seek to align them with Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.