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Faith and Values
Private Time with God Is Way for Fun as a Family
Article courtesy of Donald Lee and Bre Eaton
Monday, October 10, 2011

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding, reads Proverbs 4:7.

First spending private prayer time in the presence of God gives a married person the wisdom and understanding that are needed to have effective fellowship with his (or her) spouse.

That “alone time” spent with God positions those in marriages to be open to thoughts divinely placed in their minds by the Lord on how to best relate to their spouses and how to truly enjoy every moment spent with one another. In essence, they learn from God how to have fun in their marriage.

“One of the biggest things many couples fail to do in their marriage is to have personal fellowship first with Christ on a daily basis,” says Bre Eaton, an intercessor and associate pastor in Houston. “In other words, it’s difficult for couples to have a healthy relationship with each other if they don’t first have one with the Lord.”

That one-on-one connection with the Lord by way of His Holy Spirit empowers the husband and wife to love and sacrifice for one another.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, Galatians 5:22-24 says.

To crucify the flesh is to yield to the Spirit of the Lord, that inward witness in your heart, when He tells you that it is better to apologize for the part that you play in a misunderstanding rather than try to make your spouse see things your way.

When your lust, or strong craving, tries to dictate to you that you should raise your voice to win an argument, the Spirit within you reminds you that you can restore peace in moments of tension through meekness.

Couples who are tuned in to the voice of God, and who are doers of the Word that they hear, engage in fun activities with one another, such as going to the movies, working out at the gym together, and taking vacations to places that excite them both.

If they have children, they engage in activities that include them, such as horseback riding, skating, going to sports events, having movie night at home --- all kinds of fun.

Married to Commitment,” written for married couples and singles, is available online at www.xulonpress.com or you can order it by calling Xulon Press at toll-free (866) 909-2665. The ISBN number is 978-1-61215-779-5. Also, watch the video trailer of “Married to Commitment” on www.youtube.com. Donald Lee can be reached at pastordonjlee@yahoo.com or (225) 773-2248. Bre Eaton’s at kingdomprayers4am@yahoo.com or (832) 228-5790. Lee and Eaton are the authors of “Married to Commitment”. Join Lee, pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas, via teleconference for Sunday service toll-free at (760) 466-8123 (conference code: 279498#) at 7:30 p.m., the church’s new (temporary) time of service.

Moreover, you can see Lee, who also works every Saturday and Sunday, as a cowboy with Fort Worth Herd (of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau). Lee can be seen every Saturday and Sunday on horseback driving Texas longhorns with his colleagues along East Exchange Avenue at the Fort Worth Stockyards at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Though Lee rides only on Saturdays and Sundays, the Fort Worth Herd does cattle drives twice daily (11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.) seven days a week. For more information, visit www.fortworthherd.com.




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