Some of us remember watching this funny show every week in anticipation of the next exciting relationship or failed love attempt. Each member of the crew had a role in fulfilling the guests’ wishes and plans aboard their majestic vessel. Nothing was too difficult for the stewards, cruise director or the Captain.
What if you were expecting to take a romantic cruise on Valentine's Day? Think of all the planning, preparations and care you would take to make sure everything was perfect! Can you just picture it?
Valentine’s Day is all about showing love to your spouse, parents, children, and those you care about the most. As a Christian woman there is only one way to love your husband… with the love of Christ. This Valentine’s Day give your Heavenly Father a gift that will keep on giving – namely – the decision to love your husband as God intended while you are living in a spiritually mismatched marriage.
What is love? In the Greek New Testament there are (4) forms of the word "love" ~
There were times I had to pray, “Lord, give me a desire for my husband… help me to love him with Your love, because I don’t like him very much right now.” Remember, you have to “take every thought captive, unto the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). Give it to God and then you will have peace. (Copyright © Deborah McCarragher and God Mission Possible, 2010-2016)
Colossians 3:12-14 exhort us to “…put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, forgiveness and above all – put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” Paul admonishes us to put on, by a deliberate effort, those things which exhibit the very nature of God. That is what is truly attractive to our spouses and the world outside. “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)
Enjoy this blast from the past - The Love Boat theme song!