Jesus’ mission on earth was to be the sacrifice that paid the penalty for our sins. At any moment, He could have called out for the angels of heaven to come and rescue him – but he stayed the course. He didn’t bail out of the plan when things got difficult. Jesus was committed…all the way to the cross and the grave. He was committed to His mission because of His love for us – a love that was so strong that even when we are still sinners, He chose to die in our place so that we could have eternal life.
How committed are you to Jesus?
How committed are you to Jesus? Are you faithful to read His Word and pray? Are you faithful in attending church? How faithful are you in tithing? Are you faithful and committed to Him when life gets difficult and overwhelming? 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of Yahweh roam throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His.” Are you completely His or is there some part of yourself that you are holding back and have not surrendered to Him?
Loving Like Jesus
In John 13:34, Jesus gave a new commandment in which He said, “love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” If we are to love others – including our spouse – as Jesus has loved us then we need to remember the commitment Jesus had. We need to remember that when being nailed to a cross, He didn’t bail on us.
Committed to your Marriage
One of the greatest opportunities we have to love like Jesus is within our marriage. Just as Jesus’ love for us kept Him committed to paying for our sins, we can love like Him through our commitment to our marriage. If God wants our hearts to be completely His, then our hearts also need to be completely reserved for our spouse.
Being committed to your spouse includes keeping yourself only for him/her. It means not giving up on your marriage when things get tough. Being committed in your marriage means honoring your marriage vows. What other ways can you demonstrate your commitment to your spouse? Take some time to reflect on the level of commitment you have for your marriage and your spouse. Are you as committed to your marriage and spouse as Jesus was to you?
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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars
by Julia M. Bruce
What’s Inside God, Love and Marshmallow Wars?
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
- Scripture to memorize and meditate on
- Conversation Starters
- Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
- Romance Builders
- Relationship Builders
- Personal reflections
- Date ideas
- Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples
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