REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 4/5, 2013. Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“Guard Your Heart . . . in Your Marriage”
Proverbs 4:23-25, 27 (NIV84)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
Guard your heart! Guard it with God’s word. Guard it with prayer. Guard it from bitterness. Guard it from selfishness. Keep it away from hopelessness. But remember this: even if you failed to guard it and it is wounded, you can find forgiveness and healing in Jesus!!!
Prayer: Jesus I am weak, so I give you my heart. Let the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you today. Amen.
Proverbs 5:18, 19
“May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.”
Having a great marriage is a gift of God; but it also takes effort. Marriage takes much prayer and work. We need to understand that marriage is under attack by the enemy. Pray for your spouse and ask the Lord to protect our marriage. If you are not married, then pray that God would prepare you for marriage by molding you to be like Jesus.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, may the husbands of AMI love their wives like Jesus loved the church. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: Galatians 5-6