I Have Been Married For Close To Half Of My Life!
I Believe In Having A Happy Ending, Do You?
Pride Destroys Unity
Pride is truly one of the worst destroyers of unity known to marriage. Pride has many evil tendencies, but the worst one is angry words that separates us, causing us to sit apart. When unity is divided, it gives an open door for the enemy to come in with pride and deepen the wedge between us by strengthening our pride and building thick walls of egotism that block us from being one in heart, one in soul, one in spirit. Pride terrorizes marriages, it evokes angry words and leaves broken hearts in its pathway. The worst side effect of bucked up pride is the shutting off of communication, leaving behind the nagging drip of bitter silence.
Arrogance Shuts Out Kindness!
Arrogance loves to slam the doors of our hearts shut to kindness. The communication of love, kindness, encouragement is what daily nurtures the heart of our relationships, pride cuts through these lines of caring and leaves behind a hurt, a deep cut in your heart that can only begin to be mended when pride squelched with three humble words: I Am Sorry! A repentant heart is a changed soul condition, it is pride trumped by personal humility.
Selflessness Is A Treasure!
Pride has to be sat down, the right to be right has to be let go of, the will has to be bent in the direction of selflessness, it is only then we forget who was right or who was wrong and dig deeper to mend the heart of our unity and begin the nurturing, healing flow of love between us once again. A repentant heart is truly a treasure of selflessness. Being willing to give in and forgive, takes one, but always breaks through proud silence and brings forth the fruit of two, clinging together. New beginnings always start with humility and end with unconditional love mending the relational tear and strengthening the bond.
Humility Is Necessary!
Humility is a necessary heart characteristic for a happy ending to occur. We see the greatest act of humility come out of the Savior of the World, as He humbly with great meekness of spirit, takes all of our human frailty, short comings of our sinful nature and puts them on Himself and asks for forgiveness for our sins. He owns our sins, He forbears sorrowfully for them and suffers pridelessly, selflessly for our sins, laying down His glory, rights, privileges, prerogatives and life for our wrong doings, so we could have a happy ending.
We Are Promised!
This is our Bridegroom, we are His Bride and we are promised a very happy ending, so keep the lines of communication open, and let your heart be nurtured by Your Bridegroom, who has proven just how much HE believes in a Happy Ending!
Dig Deeper! Learn Deeper! Live Deeper!
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:7-9
I hope this Worship Manna today has blessed your heart with a desire to have a love that forebears, an unconditional love that will endure, that will survive, that will have a happy ever after! Enjoy the heart treasure of selflessness. Please share this with other married and engaged couples that they too may be blessed. Use the social media buttons to share with others and leave a comment to encourage others too. I pray God blesses your marriage, strengthening the bonds of love in that special way ONLY He can! God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac
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