“If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”
If you are like us, at the beginning of every new Year, you probably reflect on where you’ve been and make new commitments to old dreams. Something within you courageously closes chapters on what could have been and bravely welcomes new storylines of adventures. But, as days pass by and demands build, you may lose your focus and forget to pursue those dreams. This Week’s Thought
In our book, What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Marriage, Greg shares: “As a kid I dreamed of being a superhero. I tied a blanket around my neck and jumped off the footstool, pretending to save the day. “There’s no need to fear; Underdog is here!” Sweet Polly Purebred and the rest of the world were safe so long as I was on the scene. If things got a little tough, I knew the simple fix: Just open the secret compartment of the Underdog ring and take a Super Underdog Energy Pill. Simon Bar Sinister, Rip Rap, and the gang were in a heap of trouble! Oh, how simple the world was back then.
Real life is different, isn’t it? There are no magic pills to solve our problems when we’re beat up. Encouragement often lingers far from us when need it the most. To be our best, we need energy and encouragement from the people surrounding our lives. As spouses, we possess the power to build or smash the dreams of our loved ones.”
How about you? Want to turn the page and begin afresh? Are you ready to bravely dare to dream, with your spouse?
This Week’s Scripture & Application
If so, here are three ways to keep it simple:
Daily, ask God for help! Every day, invite His presence to keep you one with your spouse, body, mind and soul. Ecclesiastes 4:12 states, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks, so he is.” The truth is, we get what we expect—so, believe for the best. “But not just for your best; believe and dream for God’s best with your spouse!” Constantly take an inventory of what you are thinking about. Ask God to change any stinking thinking.
Finally, foster a safe environment for your spouse. On a weekly basis, schedule times to talk about their dreams. Encourage them by expressing your belief. Partner with them by sharing you want to help ensure their dreams happen. Let them hear you pray for the fulfillment of God’s dream for their life.
Remember, two are better than one! Support your spouse. Dare to dream, TOGETHER! This Week’s Prayer
Father, remind us to make room to dream BIG together. Share your vision for our life and marriage and wisdom on how to LIVE your perfect plan!