Whether you’ve been married 25 days or 50 years, your spouse needs to hear you say “I love you!” Coming up to Valentine’s Day, this is a great time to incorporate some “I love you”s into your daily lifestyle not only for this week, but for always.
When you were dating, you probably had no difficulty coming up with interesting things to do. You looked forward to spending every possible moment together. But now that you’ve been married for a while, doing things things together as a married couple can seem a bit more challenging.
What’s going on in your mind right now? Yes, right this very minute. What has your attention? Are you having a good day, or a bad day? If someone asked you, “A penny for your thoughts?”, what would you tell them? Do you have a stock-pile of good things to think about?
Why do we do what we do as believers? What’s supposed to happen to you as a result of being a Christian? Why are we “supposed” to go to church, read the Bible, and help others? Why do we invest in church buildings, Christian education, youth and children’s programs, Christian TV, Christian music, Christian books, missions, and all the rest of it? What’s the point of all the time and energy put into weekend programs? What’s the purpose of the Christian life, or of Christian ministry?
Sickness and disease: is it simply a fact of life on this miserable, sin-filled, messed-up planet? Is it our own fault? Can we expect healing as a result of faith in Jesus? Even those who haven’t previously sought God’s intervention often seek out prayer for healing when they or a loved one becomes ill.