TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
BE HOLY1 Peter 1:15
The young man was down on one knee, the restaurant was dead silent. All eyes were on the flushed girl who drew a hand to her face. ‘Would you make me the happiest guy on the planet by setting apart yourself for me? Would you share the rest of your days with me? Would you marry me?’ With one quiet, proud ‘yes’, the place erupted. And as the happy couple walked hand in hand to the restaurant door, the young man stopped, loosened his grip, and made for the young slightly blonder girl at table two. Straightening his tie, he lowered himself to one knee. ‘Darling, would you make me the happiest guy on the planet....’
How to turn a picture of romance into one of indifference! Marriage is an example of a holy relationship, a husband and wife setting themselves apart, putting other options aside, in order to devote themselves to each other. Our relationship with God should be a holy one. We should remain faithful, not getting down on one knee to every whim and fancy. We should set ourselves apart for God. Spend valued time together, share our hearts, our deepest desires, talk, laugh, journey together. And when the going gets tough, you don’t throw in the towel, you work through it. Devoted, passionate, faithful – that’s how you are ‘holy in all you do’.
Make a list of all things that would be important to you in a marriage. Which of these apply also to your relationship with God?