Trouble is, the fight to keep any marriage together is ongoing. It requires vigilance. All around me, and you too, there is a rash of marriages that are losing the battle. And, quite frankly, it stinks something horrid. At the risk of getting all James Dobson-y on you, I believe that Satan is having a hayday trying to destroy what God created to bring Himself glory. Marriage. And the only real way to suit up for the battle is to chase hard after Jesus. True vigilance.
That's why I'm drawing a line in the sand today. Right now. Because I know that without vigilance, life and kids and busy schedules and remodeling projects and careers will take over, and I will one day find myself and my marriage to be less than what I signed up for that day when I said "I do." And.I.do.not.want.that!!!
So here's where the line gets drawn. Today.
I will not let today go by without doing one thing to serve my husband. To demonstrate my vigilant commitment to him as his wife. And each today I will do the same.
Wanna' join me? I'm gonna' call it the "Vigilant Wives Club". Anyone can join. Let's be vigilant about our marriages. So that God's purpose can be served. So that our kids can see a picture of God's forgiving, merciful, unconditionally loving character as they watch us, their parents, be married.
If you want to join in, please drop me a line in the comments here. And let me know so I can pray for you. Then come back here every Monday, starting tomorrow, and link up to share some creative way that you either plan to be vigilant or were vigilant in your role as a wife this week. I think it could be a really great way to encourage each other as wives. And I truly believe it will do some serious enemy tail-kicking.
Oh, it's on! It.is.so.on!