BY NATURE, WE PURSUE WHAT WE DON’T HAVE.
- VOW #1: I PROMISE GOD WILL BE MY FIRST PRIORITY AND MY SPOUSE WILL BE MY SECOND.
- VOW #2: I PROMISE TO ALWAYS PURSUE MY TWO.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
united: dabaq (daw-bak’); cling or adhere; to catch by pursuit; to pursue hard with affection and devotion.
DABAQ IS TRANSLATED
I follow close behind you … Psalm 63:8 TLB
… They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. Job 41:17
They … pursued hard after them … Judges 20:45 KJV
CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN INTENTIONS AND ACTIONS
1)WHEN YOU THINK SOMETHING GOOD, SAY IT.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13
Pursue her with words of affection.
Pursue him with words of affirmation.
She wants to know: Do you love me today?
He wants to know: Do you believe in me today?
2)WHEN YOU THINK SOMETHING SPECIAL, DO IT.
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17
3)WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT, BE IT.
To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.
To get what you once had, you must do what you once did.
Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. Revelation 2:5 NIV84
Talk It Over
- Read James 4:17. What’s something you know you ought to do to pursue a godly marriage? Is anything holding you back?
- What makes you feel pursued? How does this impact the way you pursue others?
- Adding to a marriage starts with asking the right questions. What do you think some of these questions should be?