SPOUSES GOING THE EXTRA MILE

10 May

SPOUSES GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Everyone wants to be successful but who would not turn down the chance to use a shortcut.

There was a woman who had won a long marathon years ago.  She came in first and was rewarded for her great skill, perseverance and diligence to finish this race.  Later, as they checked tapes and interviewed people, they realized that she wasn’t even in the marathon.  She jumped in at the end.

It takes a very deceptive person to attempt something like that.

As we continue in our series to be “profile peekers”, we will again take a look at the Proverbs 31 woman.

Prov.31:14 “She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”

This woman goes the extra mile for quality.

What she does, she does with excellence.

Nothing is mediocre.  Mediocre is lacking exceptional quality or ability.

Nothing that God does, or does for us, is mediocre.

God never takes shortcuts when it comes to his children nor should you when it comes to your God.

Rom.16:19 “Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you.”

Are you productive, hardworking and willing to be obedient to be successful?

We always want God’s best and blessings but God isn’t a candy machine.

Just like you are diligent and obedient at work, God expects you to be that way for His Kingdom.

This starts first in your marriage and then leads to others outside of marriage.

A common commitment to excellence is one of the most vital bonds to holding a marriage together.

You should strive for excellence in yourself, not in your partner.

You should recognize the need for raising your standards and setting new records for yourself.

I don’t think that nothing pleases me more than to find myself in a situation that does not annoy me anymore.

It feels so good to be able to function peacefully under a stressful situation.

The evil one does not relax nor does he let up attacking your marriage.

Remember, just because you have overcome in an area, don’t think that another one won’t come up in a different direction.

Tomorrow will bring new challenges but that will give you an opportunity to excel beyond what you have done today.

Are you putting your heart and soul into your marriage?

Are you giving everything you can the way you do for your hobbies or other interests?

Are you striving for total quality in your marriage?

1Tim.5:10  “Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.”

This wise woman has let the Holy Spirit do the guiding and she became the vessel.

This woman is fine with “dirt work”, because she works willingly with her hands.

When you are doing good work for your family keep your mind on it and don’t be weary.

Go the extra mile!  This is your only marriage to shine in!!

NO SHORTCUTS!!

Be cheerful!!!   You can do it!!!

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage be successful.

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4 Responses to “SPOUSES GOING THE EXTRA MILE”

  1. yvencebi May 10, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    Thank you for this posting, sister, because the Lord used it to really minister to me even though I’m not married yet. I started reading your “Love Your Spouse” blog on Sunday, and know the Lord is using it to prepare me for marriage. I am trusting in God that He is sending me my husband and that I’ll have four children. There is someone I believe is the man God has chosen for me. The Lord showed me through your post that I shouldn’t take shortcuts and that I should raise my standards and set new records and not give too much importance to my hobbies or interests when I’m married. I want to be able to say,
    “I have finished the race, I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

    God bless you richly.

    • nancysalazar May 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Yvencebi! Thank you for your comment! I loved every word!! I wish everyone would read it! God will help you find a godly man and as long as you put God first, He will direct you in the correct way!

      • yvencebi May 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

        Hi, sister. Thank you for allowing yourself to be used by God to minister to me and to everyone else you minister to and for your encouraging words too. You are right, I am trusting in God that He will send me a godly man as long as I put Him first, and that He will direct me in the correct way. I have been praying for the Lord to send me my husband, but now I see I have to look for one. It’s amazing that the Lord used you through this reply to my comment to enlighten me to the fact that I have to look for a husband. I just want God’s perfect will. That’s why I’m afraid to look. I didn’t realize I was afraid until this very moment. Now I see I’m afraid of rejection. “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.” Now I have to apply this Word to looking for a husband. The Lord is already using you to minister to me, and I haven’t even introduced myself to you in person yet, but in a way I have because I did introduce myself to Pastor Salazar because I know what he looks like. Now I know what you look like because I saw you on Mother’s Day. When I read your blog for the first time last Sunday the Lord also led me to start writing a blog for Him too. Thank you so much, sister! God bless you.

  2. nancysalazar May 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    Hi Yvencebi! So sorry! I didn’t mean that you need to go out and search for a husband. I meant that God will bring him to you at the right time. God has to prepare both for the responsibility and obligations. The Holy Ghost will give you peace.

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