30 Jul The Spices That Make Marriage Sweet.
Hello friends! I have been away for a week or so and I know some of you might have wondered why. Well, I was at one very glorious wedding. It was the wedding of Ezekiella and Moses. Ezekiella is the daughter of my Pastor and spiritual father Dr. Sam Amaga. Never mind, I will share photos with you.
But first I must share the very uplifting words I heard concerning marriage. It was preached by Bishop David Abioye.
Bishop David Abioye is a pastor under my father’s friend Dr. David Oyedepo and was representing Dr. Oyedepo at the wedding.
I decided to share this here because I was really blessed by it and wanted to let as many people as I can get blessed too. I must admit that while taking my notes I might have missed a few words, phrases and sentences and added few words and thoughts of mine but it is basically what God communicated to my heart via the message.
- There is a difference between a wedding and a marriage.
- A wedding is a ceremony or event but marriage is a relationship.
- A crowd witnesses the wedding but only the couple will experience the marriage.
- A wedding appears like fanfare but marriage is the main great deal.
- God gave marriage but the ceremony is man’s.
It is the littles things…
- Spices might be the cheapest ingredients required for food but they are the ingredients that gives taste and colour to the food.
- The things that make things work are often very little however the neglect of these things can make the mightiest things collapse.
- It is simple steps that make complex matters work. In life, knowledge, not experience is the greatest teacher. Experience is a cruel teacher.
Affection is expressed in simple words “I love you” and with simple actions to show it too. It gives great assurance to your spouse to know that he/she is loved. The measure of real love is when it is expressed to those whom we think do not deserve it. You know you truly love your spouse if you love him/her even when they have done wrong.
Love is not a feeling, it is a decision.
God SO loved…John 3:16 So in this verse connotes a compelling of love.
…love covers all transgressions. Proverbs 10:12 AMP
Someone who loves does not see error but the need of his/her spouse to be loved.
Every kind gesture must attract appreciation.
…In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The cheapest way to destroy a relationship is the failure to appreciate your spouse. To express appreciation is to always use the words “thank you”.
It changes the look on your spouse’s face. It encourages and cheers up your spouse.
Every human being has faults, no one os perfect. The word ‘I am sorry” is scarce on many lips these days. And it is all due to carelessness and pride which can destroy any marriage.
Peace is gainful, crises is painful. Choose gain!
A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 AMP
Always acknowledge the importance of your spouse to you. Don’t make your spouse feel unnecessary or unneeded. No matter how strong one is, someday, the person will need help. Always voice your spouse’s importance to you with the words “I need you”
Two are better than one… Ecclesiastes 4:9
Everyone including you need attention. The simple words, “I care” are very important. Especially when actions always show same. The greatest care anyone can receive is from their spouse. Your spouse knows you better than any other human on earth and so is in the best position to give you adequate care. Couples must learn to give attention to each other.
Care is a great cure for loneliness and frustration. Click To Tweet
And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave youI hope this blessed you as much as it did me. Ephesians 4:32 AMP
Now below are photos from the wedding:
Exchange of rings.
Happy Groom. I think he thinks, “it’s about time…”
Love you loads!
Are you adding spices to your marriage?
Do you have testimonies of their effectiveness?
Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2015
Couple photos credit: Moments
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