Day 8: Strength of Heart

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

“For a brief moment I abandoned you,
    but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger
    I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
    I will have compassion on you,”
    says the Lord your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:7-8

At the beginning and end of the day, we are only human. Broken, sinful, faulty humans and God loves us anyway. Read more

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Day 7: Faithfulness

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:3-6

I was reminded yesterday of a time that I wasn’t getting my way when I was trying to take some time to be still with God. So many distractions were thrown at me that it was pretty obvious I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. All I could do is laugh, look up, and ask “What are you trying to tell me here?” Read more

Day 6: Heart Guard

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23

But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart

    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:12-13

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Day 5: Tithing

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10

And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful! Psalm 90:17

And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. Ecclesiastes 3:13

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Day 4: Quarrel or Character

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure,
    and he receives favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22

A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
    of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
restraining her is like restraining the wind
    or grasping oil with the hand.
Proverbs 27:15-16

She [A wife of noble character] speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:26-27

[Husbands] Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31:31

God intended marriage to be a partnership that brings value to each other. Read more

Day 3: Strength when Weary

Marriage Devotional: Traveling Spouse

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

Today I think about those marriages that are separated not by choice. Read more

Praise, Promise, and Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

You are so awesome in power and love. There is no God like you in heaven and earth. You love us so much you keep your promises, especially the gift of forgiveness and grace through your Son, Jesus. Jesus who came through King David’s lineage, just as you promised through prophesy.

Dear Lord please continue to dwell on earth and in our hearts. Please continue to fill us with your Spirit and guide us with Jesus’s teachings. Anywhere that your people gather to worship and praise you, I pray that you hear those prayers. Bless the people who cry out to you!

Dear Lord, you are just. Please be with the innocent who are hurt by their fellow man, their neighbor. I also pray for people who have turn their back on you; that they will come back with a humble heart so they can experience the enormous amount of love in your forgiveness. Teach us the right way we should live to honor you and love each other.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Prayer: Give praise to the Lord

Dear Heavenly Father,

I praise and thank you for all you have done from the small miracles of breath you give me each morning I awake to the amazing mountain moving miracles of healing broken hearts, sick bodies, and giving us your Son Jesus, our Savior. I sing out praises to you and all the wonderful and mysterious ways you create. My heart rejoices and overflows with all the ways you love me, each day and in each moment, directly and through other people who you have filled with your joy and love. I will continue to look to you for strength and perseverance and I will continue to look for you in all of your creation.