Life is Short
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14 NIV)
Most people at the end of their life don’t say that they should have worked more, traveled less, or made love fewer times.
Life is short and God wants us to major on the major and minor the minor and not get distracted from what’s really important. We get messed up and our thinking gets skewed as we go merrily along in life. As we learned in our last post, Satan’s task is to get us off course and confuse us about what is really important.
The entire Bible is about getting our priorities straight when you really think about it. Every time we take up the Word the Holy Spirit is trying to break through our prejudices and preconceptions about life. He is trying to shock us into reality. He says, “Hey, wake up! The Word is true. Stop doing what your doing. Do life God’s way because he loves you and knows what’s best for you.”
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:14)
What does it mean to “Wake up, rise from the dead”? It means that we should see the world through the eyes of the Word and then respond appropriately. When we “wake up” to the instruction of the Holy Spirit then Christ will shine on us. It seems to us that’s a good thing.
In marriage, Christ’s light shining on us produces love and intimacy reflecting his love and intimacy for his people. It is to see our spouse as our most important relationship outside of Christ. It’s to work at our relationship with humility, forgiveness, and hope.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery but I am talking about Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:31,32)
When we get to the end to our life, we will not say we made love too many times with our spouse. Don’t let the locust eat up the years of your youth with unimportant stuff. It took us many years to discover God’s truth about intimacy in marriage.
The purpose of our book and blog is to help you discover this truth a lot sooner than we did. May Christ’s light shine on you and your marriage.
Bible Thought: Marriage is important to God because it is the essential building block of society and a truly biblical marriage reflects Christ’s intimacy with his people.
Prayer: Father, help me to live my life to the fullest according to your Word. Help me love and respect my spouse. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Just do it,
Rene & Gloria