You, Too, Can Be a Supernova
By Sabrina McDonald
For less than $55 you can have a star named after you. How cool would it be to hear reporters say: NASA has been studying Super Nova Sabrina McDonald and now knows the secret to black holes!
Or, what if instead of GPS, people had to follow a star to get to your house? When they say “Where do you live?” You could say, “Oh, just follow the star in the east.”
That’s what the famed Three Wise Men did to find Jesus. Some scholars believe the Bethlehem star was the Shekinah glory of God. The Holy Spirit shined until it brought the seekers to worship.
There should be stars in marriage, too. Bright lights of the Holy Spirit keep bringing us back to Christ. In the middle of battles and intense moments of stress and irritation, we all need guides to bring us back to Jesus—especially during the holidays.
Here are three “stars” to keep your marriage coming back to worship:
Prayer. Pray together as a couple. It doesn’t matter when or how: in the morning, before meals, before bed, and for any length of time. Good prayers don’t have to be long. What’s important is seeking God together.
Accountability. You each need that one friend to discuss marriage issues with. But it should be someone who will encourage and admonish. Proverbs 27:6 says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” Find someone who will hold your marriage accountable to God’s Word.
Scripture. Jesus said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock” (Matthew 7:24-25). How can you keep His Word unless you read it? Study the Bible together to connect spiritually.
The good stuff: When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13)
Action points: Talk to your spouse about praying together daily. Agree on a time, and start today. Make a list of friends who are the kind that can keep you accountable. Then cut it down to two who most love your marriage. During the holidays, read Luke 2 with your spouse and discuss it.
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