#MarriagePrayers: Colossians 1:10

#MarriagePrayers || 31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage || Scott and Teri Lynne Underwood

#MarriagePrayers || 31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage || Scott and Teri Lynne Underwood

We’re almost halfway through, can you believe it?? In case you missed any of this week’s posts, we prayed through John 15:13, Hebrews 11:1, Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 4:12, James 1:19, and Philippians 1:6. Scott and I have both deeply appreciated all the encouragement and ways you have shared these prayers. Thank you for joining us for #MarriagePrayers!

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Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. — Colossians 1:10

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A few years ago I fell down in a parking lot. Casiday was with me. It was a fantastic fall … tears in my jeans and all. We still can’t go into that store without rehashing just how I fell and reliving the whole experience all over again. We laugh about it because nothing really got hurt {except my pride}.

I’ve walked though that parking lot countless times without falling. But it’s the time I fell we remember.

We can have that same selective memory about our walk with the Lord, can’t we? Focusing our attention on the ways we’ve fallen, the times we didn’t get it right, and in the process, we can lose sight of the value of that day-in-day-out faithful walk we’ve cultivated and grown.

Paul is reminding the Colossians {and us!} how our walk matters. He doesn’t mention here the trials and falls and suffering and failures. Instead, Paul points out the value of our faithfulness to abide in the Lord.

  1. Wen we walk with the Lord, we please Him. 
  2. When we walk with the Lord, our works bear fruit for Him.
  3. When we walk with the Lord, we grow in knowledge of Him.

I don’t know about you, but those are three things I want to be true of me and my life.

My marriage is one of the most visible ways others can see the Lord’s work in me. When I am faithful to my commitment, when I seek his interests over my own when I make helping him my priority, my walk with the Lord is revealed. Because staying in commitment isn’t something the world values and does — staying in my marriage, working through the hard seasons, bears fruit for God. Because seeking the best interests of someone else over myself isn’t what the world says matters — places Scott’s interests about my own pleases God. Because the world says for us to help ourselves and do for ourselves and seek for ourselves — when my aim to to help Scott it reveals my knowledge of God and His plan for marriage.

Walking worthy is rarely about one big amazing moment  … it’s really about a thousand little choices we make every day. It’s taking out the trash so he won’t have to do it. It’s putting gas in her car because she doesn’t like to do that. It’s eating someplace you don’t like because it’s his favorite. It’s watching a movie you’re not interested in because she loves the actors in it. It’s picking up socks and making sure there’s clean towels. It’s letting her sleep in and it’s bringing him coffee.

All those little things we do for our spouses matter. Because serving one another and loving one another and prioritizing one another isn’t the way of the word — it’s the way of the Lord.

Will we get it wrong sometimes? Oh yeah! Of course we will. We’ll fall flat on our faces and tear our jeans and our pride will be wounded. But we don’t stay there … we get up, we apologize, we dust ourselves off, and we keep walking.

~ Teri Lynne

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Today’s Prayer

Walking worthy is rarely about one big amazing moment ... it's really about a thousand little choices we make every day. It's taking out the trash so he won't have to do it. It's putting gas in her car because she doesn't like to do that. It's eating someplace you don't like because it's his favorite. It's watching a movie you're not interested in because she loves the actors in it. It's picking up socks and making sure there's clean towels. It's letting her sleep in and it's bringing him coffee. All those little things we do for our spouses matter. Because serving one another and loving one another and prioritizing one another isn't the way of the word — it's the way of the Lord. Will we get it wrong sometimes? Oh yeah! Of course we will. We'll fall flat on our faces and tear our jeans and our pride will be wounded. But we don't stay there ... we get up, we apologize, we dust ourselves off, and we keep walking.

Lord, we want our marriage to be evidence of our walk with You. We want to reveal Your love for others through our love for each other. We want to walk worthy of the great gift you’ve given us. But we fail, we fall down. A lot. Help us get back up and keep going. Give us humility to admit when we’re wrong. Give us grace to accept each other’s failings and be a voice of encouragement as we keep walking in You. May we walk with You every day. And as we do, we pray You receive the glory You deserve. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Thank you for joining us for #MarriagePrayers: 31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage.  Scott and I will be sharing a new verse and prayer every day throughout May, leading up to our 20th anniversary on June 1.  You can find every day’s post indexed here.  We pray you will be encouraged and challenged as you pray God’s Word for your marriage.

Walking worthy is rarely about one big amazing moment ... it's really about a thousand little choices we make every day. It's taking out the trash so he won't have to do it. It's putting gas in her car because she doesn't like to do that. It's eating someplace you don't like because it's his favorite. It's watching a movie you're not interested in because she loves the actors in it. It's picking up socks and making sure there's clean towels. It's letting her sleep in and it's bringing him coffee. All those little things we do for our spouses matter. Because serving one another and loving one another and prioritizing one another isn't the way of the word — it's the way of the Lord. Will we get it wrong sometimes? Oh yeah! Of course we will. We'll fall flat on our faces and tear our jeans and our pride will be wounded. But we don't stay there ... we get up, we apologize, we dust ourselves off, and we keep walking.

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