My husband surprised me and we have a date night, tonight! Woohoo! We haven’t had a date night in a while. We’ve both been so consumed with what we were doing and getting things done to accomplish this, that we lost sight of one another. I think we felt we were getting in the way of each others plans. Thankfully we have a loving, gracious God who helped us see the error of our ways. He recently showed us we are each others plan. He has many things planned for both of us, but we are to do them together as a couple. With us together, united as one, with God leading us together as one, nothing can stop us from accomplishing the plan God has for us. What great plans does God have for you and your spouse?
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. ~ 1 Peter 3:1-7
Off we go for our first date night in a while. The kids are gone for the night and we are headed to dinner and a movie, then back to an empty house. I’m thankful for date nights. I’m thankful for having time alone with my man. I’m thankful to have someone to share my laughter and my heartaches with. What are you thankful to share with your spouse?
My prayer for us today ~ Father God, thank you for the beautiful bond You have created between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife. I pray for protection over our marriages. I pray we would love one another in a way that’s honoring to You, Amen.