Saturday, September 10, 2011

It Just Takes Time

Spouses have a temendous potential and opportunitu to help one another, from simple acts of service, like preparing lunch, to great deeds of encouragement and support, such as helping a mate find the fortitude to leave a secure but unfulfilling job and start a new career.

God gives people various talents, skills, and abilities, which He wants us to use in service to others. Some of these are listed in the Bible as "spiritual gifts." They include serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, showing mercy, having wisdon and possessing faith. These are powerful tools, which the Lord has placed in our hands to help others- and that certainly includes our spouses.

Think of the many proficiencies people exercise- each of which could be used to assist a spouse. Some organize well; others have a good head for business; some are artistic and creative; others communicate well; some have wonderful social skills; others are gifted mechanics; some are fantastic homemakers; others have great physical strength, computer skills, financial aptitudes, mathematical talents, scientific acumen- the list goes on.

Take the time to get to know yourself and what you have to offer, and consider ways in which you could use your gifts to help the one you love.

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2

**Taken from "Married for Life"

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