Monday, January 14, 2013

Married Couple's Devotional

Book Night Light By Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
Love at First Sight Love is of God 1 John 4:7

   Some people believe that true love can occur the moment a man a woman lay eyes on each other. But "love at first sight" is a physical and emotional impossibility because you cannot love someone you don't even know. You have simply been drawn to the package in which they live.
    A lifelong emotional attachment is much ,more than a romantic feeling. It is more then a sexual attraction or the thrill of the chase or a desire to get married. Such feelings usually indicate infatuation and tend to be temporary and rather selfish in nature. A person may say, "I can't believe what is happening to me. This is the most fantastic thing I've ever experienced! I must be in love." Notice that those who make these statements are not talking about the other person-they're excited about their own gratification. Such individuals haven't fallen in love with someone else; they've fallen in love with love.
    Genuine love is not something one "falls" into, as though he or she was tumbling into a ditch. One cannot love an unknown object, regardless of how beautiful or handsome it is. Only when a person begins to develop a deep appreciation and admiration for another-an intense awareness of his or her needs, strength, and character-has one begun to experience true love. From there, it should grow for a lifetime.

1) Do you remember thinking that you were in love as a teenager, only to have that feeling fade over time?
2) What did you think and feel when we first met?
3) How did God show you that I should be your marriage partner?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful gift of love. Grant us your blessings, Father-more than we can even imagine right now! Amen.

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