Dear Lovers And Couples: Embrace the Urgency
In a not-so-distant past, we were blessed with a tiny boy, a mere handful in my palm. Fast forward to the present, he’s graduated and already working.
The pace of time is astonishing! In a couple of years, I would easily and successfully become a grandpa! What?
I am still trying to feel like a dad and now the granddad thing is beckoning gently!
The scripture in Ephesians 5:15-16 urges us to walk wisely, redeeming the time, for the days are challenging. In simpler terms, make the most of every opportunity, given the desperate times we live in.
Seize the Moment, Dear Couples
Now is the time for couples to unite and make the most of every chance. Avoid spending half your lifetime in disputes and suspicions, robbing yourselves of the power found in the prayer of agreement. The synergy between husband and wife should result in abundant productivity, touching lives around you positively.
Break Free from Energy-Wasting Patterns
Unnecessary quarrels, prolonged silences, and attempts to change your spouse are all energy-draining activities. Romans 13:11 (MSG) cautions against getting so absorbed in daily obligations that you lose track of time and God. Your time can be maximized only with God.
Rom 13:11 (MSG)
But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God.
The Dawn is Near
Romans 13:12 (MSG) emphasizes that the night is nearly over, urging us to be awake to what God is doing.
Rom 13:12 (MSG)
The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed.
The urgency is clear – time is fleeting. The dreams in your diary and the aspirations you’ve carried for years should not linger; it’s time to give birth to them.
Don’t Squander Precious Minutes
Romans 13:13 (MSG) reminds us not to waste a minute, discouraging frivolity and indulgence. Couples should work together, aligning with the purpose for which they came together, avoiding squabbles and distractions.
The Path Forward
To make the glory embedded in your union a reality, couples must decide to follow God, forgive easily, love unconditionally, and pray fervently.
I sincerely pray for your strength and unity, that the purpose for which your family came together becomes a reality.
Be blessed on this journey!