What things make you jump for joy and Rejoice? I can’t think of one, but I watch My Little Blessings every day and they are so filled with joy over the simplest of things. An empty box they can play with lights on their faces. (Especially the long Norwex box from that Mop! That Box becomes a Limo every time!!!) I can’t remember the last time I felt that way
Do adults rejoice?
We get excited at ball games, concerts or the birth of a child. Controversies on the news stir a response as well. That tells me we are capable of Joy or rejoicing.
When was the last time you rejoiced in your marriage?
Dating was fun. The proposal brought squeals of joy. Our wedding was a celebration like none other. That first year was sweet. But those things are in the past…
Day to day life is filled with burdens responsibilities and lots of blah. Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the Joy of marriage?
Do you need some encouragement to keep pressing into that Daily Commitment?
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“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act disrespectfully or unbecomingly; it does not seek it’s own, is not provoked to anger, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices with the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, enduring all things. Love never fails.”
Warning. Today’s phrase is a tough one.
Do you (secretly) get excited when hubby get’s what he deserves? Sh, I won’t judge… I do it too sometimes.
“Love does not rejoice in Unrighteousness” means Loves does not:
- Take pleasure in doing evil to others
- Enjoy seeing evil done to others
- Find guilt when bad is done to others
There are times hubby does things that should have consequences… Do you feel that way too?
I know this is coming up a lot, but this phrase is saying I have to Forgive that man when he messes up… rather than holding out hope that he will “get his” one day. That is between him and God, not me and him.
I hope it doesn’t come across as preachy, but Forgiveness really has changed my life. I’d love to share that story with you through a Free Challenge
Instead of holding onto anger over hubby’s mistakes I chose to Forgive.
This passage is also saying we should Rejoice when hubby learns and grows from his mistakes.
Love Will Rejoice in the Truth.
Love takes pleasure when things are done right and the person grows.
I don’t know about you, but I get mad when my Christian Husband messes up. Somehow pairing those 2 words together creates a Zero Tolerance policy in my mind.
- I have very little patience with him.
- Expect him to do better, be better by now.
News flash for Tiffany… That man is human – just like me (and I mess up often). I love this Verse!
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Or the Lord will see it and [a]be displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
So I have to check my thoughts when he messes up. I have to check myself anytime I inwardly rejoice as he faces consequences for his actions. I wish I were a bigger person, but that’s the real me.
The Truth is, God changed me and God will change my Husband. The Truth is something to Rejoice about! I’ve seen real change in my husband (after God did a lot of changing to me!) It is a beautiful thing to see and I know God can do that in your Marriage As well. I’d love to share how in this 9 Week Marriage Course – Finding Hope and Joy in My Marriage!
Marriage Challenge: Do you Rejoice in Truth or Unrighteousness?
- Honest Evaluation
- List the areas where Hubby struggles
- Instead of dwelling on them in my mind (which just works me into a fit of anger), I need to pray about them.
- Resolve to watch and wait for God to work in Him.
- In His Way and His Time
- Never allow “I told you so” to come from my mouth if he does face consequences.
- That ruins everything.
- When I see him grow I will Praise God
- This is Something to Rejoice About
- Openly acknowledge and Praise Hubby where he has grown!
This Marriage Challenge requires us to use most of these Love Verbs we’ve been studying and it is Exactly what I needed today! I hope it helps you too. And I hope to connect with you in the Community!