Sunday, March 18, 2012

Education, Meditation, Application

Our pastor mentioned those three words in passing today... it wasn't meant to be any specific message, just something he said before Sunday School began. Still, it reminded me of what needs to be done in regards to so many things... especially marriage.

Marriage is all about learning (education). You learn more and more about each other every day, and you learn from others what you should and should not do. You can also learn quite a bit about marriage from reading God's Word. There are amazing books out there to help you strengthen your marriage, but reading God's Word trumps them all!!!

Once you've learned some new things, you need to meditate on what you've learned. One definition of meditate is to reflect deeply... think about what you've just learned and begin processing it all. Of course, part of meditation is also praying. Praying for your marriage and for your spouse is a crucial part of making your marriage work!

Finally, there's the application, or implementation. So, you've learned something new... you've prayed about it... now you need to DO something about it. You can read books and blogs about marriage and talk about it with your friends till you are blue in the face. But until you actually put those new plans into action, are you really going to see any change? Just like you must choose to love your spouse each and every day, you must choose to improve your marriage. You must apply what you've learned.

What have you learned about marriage and/or your spouse? Have you prayed about it? Are you applying what you've learned? If so, then you are glorifying God through your marriage!!!  :)


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