Your spouse ought to be your best gift after Jesus, you ought to be your spouse’s best gift after Jesus as well. Since you are the one reading this, lets deal with you. The excitement in the very first marriage was exciting in itself, the way Adam exclaimed when he saw Eve is the same way we react when someone gives us a gift of something we love and have been desiring.
Adam was excited because He saw in Eve the same qualities in himself, the same God nature He possessed, he knew she was made specially for him.
But the Bible did not say Eve was excited, so does it mean Adam was not a gift to her? Just like Christ The Bridegroom of the church is a gift to the church, Adam was given as a gift to Eve.
How Can It Be?
Every man and woman is a gift God has given to their spouse. But in order to be your spouse best gift, you must be christlike. You must have your heart and life hidden in God. You must be one who submits daily to the training of The Holy Spirit; like one who submits to the trainer in the gym or the beautician in the salon.
You must be one who covets and works to manifest The fruits of The Holy Spirit, for when men or women produce the fruits of The Spirit, they will be the delight of their spouse and bring them joy and pleasure, just like a girl would take care and protect her doll, or a boy would hold on to his ball even in bed.
Our spouses ought to see the attitude and character that reveals Christ in us,, the attitudes that reflect us as gifts from The Father. Think about it, how many of you would love your spouses to:
- Always be loving towards you
- Always be joyful with you
- Always pursue peace with you
- Always be patient with you
- Always be gentle with you
- Always be good to you
- Always be faithful to you and have faith in you
- Always be humble and yielding to you
- Always be even tempered with you and towards you
You can imagine if you have all these goodness wrapped up in your spouse. You would be so pleased and happy, you would treasure him/her like you would a very special gift. If it would please you, it would please your spouse too. Therefore you should strive at being this special gift to your spouse, total goodness wrapped up in a package flesh.
If we desire God to make us our spouse’s best gifts, to help us produce His fruits, to be His gift of goodness to our spouse, if we would take deep root in Him as we earnestly and incessantly pray to and fellowship with Him, hungrily study His Word and consistently practice what we learn from it, it will not take long, we will see His fruits will begin to shoot forth from us without struggle and we would hear our spouses consistently thank God for blessing them with His best gift in their spouses.
Are you the best gift to your spouse?
How are you making sure of that?
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