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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Marriage - The Anticipated Birthday Gift

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Marriage - The Anticipated Birthday Gift -  Dawgelene Sangster

James 1:17 - tells us that "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of heavenly lights, with whom is no variableness (change), neither shadow of turning."

Do you remember what birthdays were like when you were a child? You anxiously awaited your birthday gifts so you could unwrap them. You didn't really know what to expect sometimes, but the excitement of getting that gift was well worth the wait. There would be times when you got your presents on your birthday and others, well they were a little belated, but you still received them and were extremely happy. 

Your spouse is like that much anticipated birthday gift. Didn't you anticipate your wedding day and looked forward to getting with that spouse and bonding as one? Oh yeah, you know what I am talking about! I bet you couldn't wait to unwrap that gift that you were blessed with on your wedding night. You bragged about your special gift and cherished it initially didn't you? What has changed so much in how you value that gift? 

Spouses come in all shapes, sizes, colors and packages, but they are yours and were given by God, just for YOU! Sometimes as with birthday gifts, they are not perfect and may even "break," but you work to fix the broken part, so you can get many more years of enjoyment out of them. You have waited a lifetime for that special someone to love, cherish and honor for the rest of your life, so isn't it important and valuable enough to keep working to fix it when times get tough?

Think about it, don't you have some toys or items that you may have received when you were a child that you have cherished for many years? They may break, tear or even rip, but you fix them and salvage them because they are special to you. Your marriage is that same special toy that you should cherish and strive to keep fixed every day.  Strive to make it work and make the commitment to do your best at trying to make it work.

Remember, God put so much time, effort and thought into choosing that right gift in your spouse for you. He really didn't have to do it, but He did because he values you and loves you so much, that He took time to choose this special gift for Y-O-U!

Do yourself a favor and cherish that gift in your spouse for a lifetime. Why? Because James 1:17 tells us that 'Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of heavenly lights, with whom is no variableness (change), neither shadow of turning."

copyright (c) 2009 Dawgelene Sangster http://www.themarriagereport.blogspot.com http://www.themarriagereport.org Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dawgelene_Sangster  Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2446048



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