30 Sep


ONE OF THE LAWS OF NATURE is that you never harvest one thing when you’ve planted something else.

You don’t get watermelons by planting cucumbers.

Whatever seed you plant “grows of its own accord” (Lev.25:5).

Marriage is a lot like that—we never get out of marriage what we do not put into it.

One man confessed, “At work I concentrate on winning, and as a result, I am a winner.  At home, however, I concentrate on just getting by.”

It’s no wonder he is losing.

The seed he planted, neglect, grows of it’s own accord.

Americans normally think of themselves as winners.

We are used to winning, but too many times, in the wrong places.

As a result, we end up losing in the important places, such as at home.

The late Vance Havner once said, “Americans  know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”

If a business goes bankrupt, the president or the chairman of the board is to blame.

Similarly, if our homes fail, you and I are to blame.

We must master the ageless art of leadership and apply it to our families.

If we ever hope to win at home, then we must consider what kind of harvest we want in the end.

If we plant seeds of commitment, to Christ and to one another, along with seeds of forgiveness and respect, we might well expect that God will grant us a great harvest.

NOTE:  This article from “Marriage Life Family Bible” by Dennis & Barbara Rainey.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help make your marriage a success.

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