Do you ever think, “I’m the only one trying to strengthen our marriage?”
Let me remind you of the sowing and reaping principle. When you invest seed into your field, you reap a harvest. When you invest love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc into your marriage, you reap good fruit in return. Have you received that counsel before? Stop waiting for your spouse to initiate a change. If you are aware of how to strengthen your marriage, then start investing right now. You will get a return. It may seem for a season that there’s no obvious response to your intentional effort to have a fruitful relationship, but the sowing and reaping principle works. God set it into place in the physical world, and He uses it for us to understand how it works in the spiritual realm.
The wife of noble character described in Proverbs 31 benefits from the sowing and reaping principle. Her husband “lacks nothing of value,” and “she brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life” (See verses 11,12). Her husband is respected in the home and in the community (See verse 23). And how does her attention to his needs affect her? He and their children praise her. Even others in the community acknowledge her contributions. “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate” (v.31).
Sowing and reaping in marriage. What are a few things you can do now to strengthen your marriage?
(Posted by Renee Beamer)