At Candlewood Church, we are a growing group of people trying to get closer to God and are excited about helping others get closer to God. One way to strengthen your marriage and fill your day with hope and joy is to have a quiet time as a couple.
Spending time together as a couple with God is important for your spiritual growth and relationship.
Be Encouraged Through a Quiet Time
Whether it’s on a daily basis or weekly, make it a priority to meditate on the Word together. A few ways you can to this is by
- reading the Bible
- sharing your verse and thoughts from your individual quiet time
- reading a devotional
- watching a video series on RightNow Media
- reading a book, on marriage, parenting, or other helpful life aspects, which is centered on biblical truth and research, while taking turns reading passages and talking about it
And the list goes on! Making it a practice to close with prayer can also help you and your spouse submit your hearts and day to God.
Spending time with the Lord and each other can lead you to feel closer and encouraged. Encouragement results in a positive change. Take time to pray that your marriage will be blessed as you spend time with God as a couple.
All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
As husbands and wives, we need to dive deep into the Bible. If you are not spending time together as a couple in His Word
- make it a goal
- be intentional
- and follow through
so you are equipped for whatever God asks of you and for whatever life may throw your way.
Live a Life of Obedience
Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.
Luke 11:28 NIV
Sometimes, there is a gap between what we hear and know to be true, and how we live. As believers, we need to hear God’s Word on a regular basis; however, hearing and obeying are not the same. Obeying is the path to blessing.
Challenge yourself and your spouse to not only read God’s word together but to obey what it says even when life gets rough and it is hard to be loving, peaceful, faithful, joyful, gentle, patient, and kind with one another. A great way to hold each other accountable is to discuss what you would like to and need to work on in your marriage.
The God of the universe gave us His Word that is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. We need to be a thankful people and not take advantage of our privilege to read God’s words to us. If you are having trouble reading His Word, take a moment to pray and ask Him for discipline to read it and to grant you a heart of obedience.
A Good Habit
Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer.
Psalm 5:3 NCV
No matter if you have been married one month or fifty years, your relationship can always benefit with regular time spent seeking God’s will and wisdom together.
It’s time to figure out what works best for your marriage by talking to your spouse today! Even if you can only make time once a week, make it a habit. Studies have shown if you continue an activity for six weeks, it will become a routine.
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:9-10 NIV
A wise couple asks the Lord for wisdom and understanding. You can continue to grow closer to God and closer to your spouse by studying scripture together. Intimacy in marriage can be physical, emotional, and spiritual. The more you spend time sharing your innermost thoughts, fears, praises, prayer requests, hopes, and dreams with each other, the closer you can become, and the more satisfying your relationship can be with each other and God.
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