Hello friends! Please pardon my silence, I should have dropped a note to let you know I was taking a break till this month. Many thanks to all of you who have left messages asking after me and Teshuva, God bless you all!
I trust your year started out right and you have or are working at seeing and putting all that concern you in perspective.
Well, today, I want to write a little bit about progress. Who does not like to make progress? No one! Not you, not me, not anybody!
Progress according to Cambridge Dictionaries means “movement to an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position.”
Jehovah, Our Father, The Creator, gives us gifts and expects us to grow in and with them. Remember The Parable Of The Talent in Matthew 25?
Everything God has given us is a gift: life, salvation, health, business, wealth, and marriage. And He expects us to make these gifts progress: move them to an improved or more developed state or to a forward… not backward position.
There is a scripture that always comes to my mind when I think progress…
But the path of the just (righteous) is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18 AMP
Everything about us ought to move to an improved or more developed state, especially as Christians.
Where do you expect your marriage to move to this new beginning?
- Have you thought about where your marriage is right now and where you desire it to be?
- Have you evaluated your relationship with your spouse and imagined how much better it can get?
- Do you have the desire to grow your marriage from this level to the next?
- Have you discussed it with your spouse?
- Are you doing anything about it?
Now, you must understand that whether or not your spouse is willing is not an issue. You must make up your mind to do more than your very best to progress in your relationship with your spouse, in how you relate with him/her. How you think about your spouse, what you say about your spouse and how you act towards your spouse.
You must arise and take action towards progress, towards a better marriage, towards a better home.
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Psalm 60:1 NKJV
You must work towards ensuring that each day gets better than the next and at the end of this season you will be amazed at where you will be from where you started.
Marriage is no joke!
As you set progress goals for your career, business, investments, and all… you must do the same for your marriage. In fact, it should be top on your list, because your marriage has a lot to say about all other areas of your life.
Have you thought about your marriage in this regard, I mean like seriously?
- A healthy marriage begins with a healthy spirit which is a result of a healthy relationship with God.
- A healthy marriage imparts health to other areas of your life.
- If your marriage makes progress, you will be in the right frame of mind to do other things right.
So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. Philippians 3:15a MSG
Though the above scripture talks about knowing God, I like the fact that we ought to keep focused and work towards enjoying all things which include marriage that God has given us to enjoy. Marriage is a gift and if we do not keep focused on working it to enjoy everything God has in it for us, we would be going against God’s will and doing ourselves a huge disfavour.
…But God takes care of us richly. He gives us everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17b ERV
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4:25 ESV
Have you thought and talked about progress in your marriage?
Have you started working towards it?
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