Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Husband I Promise to...

Abide in Christ, for without Him I can do nothing, not even for you. (Jn. 15:5)

Beautify our home with the treasures of heaven. (Pro. 24:3-4)

Commune with you - body to body, mind to mind & spirit to spirit. (Song 2:3-4; 5:16)

Devote myself to doing you good all the days of our lives together. (Pro. 31:10-12)

Express my gratitude to the Lord daily for gifting me with your love. (Phil. 1:3-4)

Forsake all other binding relationships and cleave only to you. (Ps. 45:10-11)

Govern our marriage by the Law of Love. (1 Pet. 4:8)

Help you in all you do, complementing and completing you. (Gen. 2:18)

Image Christ before you, the purpose for which I was created. (Gen. 1:26; Phil.2:5)

Journey with you wherever you go. (Gen. 12:4b-5; Ruth 1:16)

Kindle fires for you - in the hearth, in my heart & in our human oneness. (Pro. 5:18-19)

Laugh with you, for laughter is a gift from the Lord that binds hearts together. (Job 8:21; Pro. 17:22)

Manage our home, cultivating life and love there. (Pro. 14:1; Rom 12:13)

Nourish and nurture you & all who enter through our door. (1 Tim. 5:9-10; Titus 2:4-5)

Outlaw bitterness in my heart & nurture forgiveness in our relationship. (Eph. 4:31-32)

Pray for you always - for your spiritual, physical & emotional well-being. (3 Jn. 2)

Quiet my anxious thoughts with God’s precious promises. (Phil. 4:5b-7)

Respect you as the God-given head of our marriage. (Eph. 5:21b-24)

Serenade you with a gentle, quiet spirit that trusts in the Lord. (1 Pet. 3:3-5)

Treasure Christ above all else, even above you, my Darling. (Phil. 3:8a)

Uphold God’s design for marriage by yielding to your leadership. (Eph. 5:21-24)

Value each moment we have this side of heaven, knowing that life is but a vapor. (Jms. 4:14)

Withhold not love, but rather initiate reconciliation regardless of who is at fault. (Eph. 4:26-27)

X-amine the log in my own eye before looking at the speck in yours. (Matt. 7:3)

Yearn always for your manly love. (Song 3:4)

Zealously guard my love for Christ so that you will be the Zenith of my earthly love. (1 Jn. 4:19)
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