Relationship change starts first by pursuing God together.
“To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.” Pastor Bil Cornelius
Dear Jesus, thank you so much for your constant pursuit of us. Since marriage is a reflection of you and the church, help us learn to constantly pursue our spouse and those we care about. We want to better display love, compassion, and grace as we become more like you. In your name we pray, Amen.
No marriage can thrive with a lack of time together. Quality time is essential to build a stronger marriage. Write out your top three date night ideas separately, and then go over them together. Make time over the next few months to do each of them and then make a new list.
A good relationship will learn to make amazing moments the norm. There will be constant pursuit, frequent acts of service, and consistent intentionality. To start getting in this habit, find a way to meaningfully compliment your spouse, significant other, or someone you know every day for the next week. Come back to LifeGroup next week and share the results.
We all need to hear words of encourage, especially from those closest to us. Whenever something comes to mind you love, admire or appreciate about someone close to you, commit to voicing it to them as soon as possible.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 NIV
I follow close behind you…. Psalm 63:8 TLB
They…pursued hard after them… Judges 20:45 KJV
So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. Genesis 29:20 NLT
So remember where you were before you fell. Change your hearts and do what you did at first. Revelation 2:5 NCV
So if you know of an opportunity to do the right thing today, yet you refrain from doing it, you’re guilty of sin. James 4:17 TPT
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another… Hebrews 10:24-25a NLT
..Abishai son of…killed the Philistine…After this, there was another battle against the Philistines at Gob…Sibbecai..killed Saph, another descendant of the giants…Elhanan son of Jair from Bethlehem killed the brother of Goliath…In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot..but when he defied and taunted Israel, he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimea. These four Philistines were descendants of the giants of Gath, but David and his warriors killed them. 2 Samuel 21:17-22 NLT