Jimmy McNeal

 
 

Sep 21, 2017

4 Years and Praying!

Today marks 4 years of being married and devoted to my best friend. Y'all, I LOVE MY WIFE! Our marriage story has not been easy, but it sure has been worth it! From the trials and tribulations, to the disagreements and late night belly laughs that once caused both of us to pass gas. I blame the pizza we ate that night. Either way I wouldn't change one argument, great memory, or season. I'm closer in my relationship with Jesus because of my wife. I'm a better man because of my wife, Im' a better father because of my wife. I'm a better Worship Pastor because of my wife. I could go on and on about how God has used her in my life, but I truly am thankful for this woman I have the privilege of calling my bride, best friend, babe, companion, "Baby Mamma", pretty lady, and 2nd love. We both strive to put Jesus before each other knowing that he's the one who makes our relationship better. With that said, I want to share a passage I feel led to pray over my own marriage today. If you happen to be a Christian reading this, I'd encourage you to pray this over yourself as you read it as well. 

"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated a the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with it's practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. 

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and , if one has complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed , do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  

Colossians 3:1-17

 

Nothin' but love, 

Jimmy

 


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