What Would You Say
1. Honor God the Father’s Plan
✔ Realize each of you belong to God first.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
✔ Set guard rails for each side of the relationship.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 NIV
✔ Imitate a Godly Marriage that has gone before you.
“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NLT
2. See Yourself the Way God Sees You.
"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4
“But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.”
Galatians 1:15 NLT
“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.” 1 John 3:1 MSG
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
3. Set Your Expectations on God First
“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” Joshua 21:45 NLT
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
4. Embrace the Change
✔ Celebrate The Season.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
James 1:2-3 NIV
✔ Connect Consistently.
✔ Choose Commitment.
“If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you.” Jeremiah 42:10 NIV