“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NIV.
Many of Marriages are suffering for the lack of self-control. Life’s jobs, and abilities have taken control over your ability to control every basic need in our marriages and our families. This control is preventing your power from working, and moving freely in mine and my husband’s/wife’s life. Balance, Boundaries, and Moderation are all viable attributes to self-control. Forgive us for overindulging in self-obligations, duties at our church, and areas in our lives that are not a priority that you orchestrated for our married love. I ask that you bring my wife/husband and I back to balance as committed, covenant married partners. In this world, married love and married vows are suffering because we do not take time to balance. Forgive me for any area in my life that has taken over my ability to hear your voice and your instructions in my daily life. Help me to get back in alignment where I can hear the exact purpose that you designed for my position in my marriage. Teach us as husband and wife how to free up time in our schedules to exercise self-control, and spend quality time together re-connecting, enjoying our love life and motivating each other towards a better marriage. Nothing takes precedence over the responsibility that a husband and wife have to one another, teach us how to make each other Priority #1! I know that you appreciate our service to our children, our church, and our community and most importantly our service to you God, but keep us balanced. Teach us how to maintain the most important priority, and that is the ability to hear how you want us to spend time in our Marriage, making it a place of peace and refuge. Teach us as Husband and Wife to maintain safe boundaries with our obligations and take into consideration when we have over-booked or over-scheduled obligations that are preventing us from hearing from you TOGETHER. Create balance in our Marriage today. Create a place of Refuge and Peace Father, and let the self-control and moderation begin with me. Thank you for the Fruits of the Spirit and thank you for allowing us to remember how important our Marriage is to the kingdom. We ask these and all blessings……. ~In Jesus name we pray, Amen~