Working on our marriage is important to us. I have to say, I am beyond thankful, that it is just as important to my man as it is to me.
We were reminded of so much important information in which to do battle with. Reminded of who our enemy is and who it is not.
We were able to enjoy uninterrupted times of communication. A rarity for us. The whole conference guides you to Christ first and foremost. I really feel like I came away from it with a realignment of my priorities. I so badly need the holy spirit to not only be resident but president in my life. I need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit because I can not make it in the energy of my flesh. Always surrendering my desires for control to the One who actually is in control.
We were able to talk about things that have been wounds in our relationship. The conversations has lead to hope and the behavior to follow I am sure will lead to healing. Forgiveness is a MUST in every marriage/relationship.
Here are some quotes from the speakers I never want to forget:
"If two people are not speaking to each other, Satan is speaking to them both."
"You can not talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into."
"Children are a gift from God, raised by the grace of God, and released for the Glory of God."
"Make the most of the best and the least of the worst."
"When raising your children the days are long, but the years are very short."
"The opposite of love is indifference not hate."
"Your chances of leaving a legacy is 100% so what kind of legacy will you leave?"
"You can not choose your heritage but you can choose your legacy."
There is so much good stuff there to chew on isn't there? I don't want to listen to Satan. I want to behave in a way that pleases my king. I want to value my husband and children for the gifts from God that they are. I am guilty of focusing on the worst at times. I want to make the most of my time with my family. The days can be so long right now but the years truly are racing by. I don't want to be indifferent especially in challenges. I want to leave a legacy that glorifies God.
I am so thankful we had this time together this weekend. Let me encourage you just how important your marriage is. If it has been a while since you have made some time to focus on it, pray and ask the Lord to provide the opportunity to do so. It is worth every single hoop you have to jump through and every single tear that might be shed. God is good and He has a future and a hope for you and your marriage that is beyond what you can even imagine. I'm not saying it will be easy. In fact it is hard work but so worth the effort. You will be glad you made the effort. It is one of the best things you can do for your children if you are a parent.