Wednesday, August 4, 2010

daily text 8/4

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
"Before [God] pour out your heart" (Psalm 62:8)

An aid to keeping God in a marriage is for a couple to study God's Word together. Studying the Bible together helps the family to keep Jehovah's standards clearly in mind, deepens spirituality, and makes for continued progress. Happily married couples also pray together. When a husband 'pours out his heart' with specific requests unique to their circumstances, it cannot help but strengthen the marriage bond. For example, how much easier it would be to put aside any disagreement with your mate after you together beseech the Almighty for guidance and direction! (Matthew 6:14, 15) In line with the prayer, how fitting it would be for each mate to make it a resolve to help the other and to "continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely." (Colossians 3:13) When we look hopefully to God in prayer, we have fewer anxieties, knowing that 'he cares for us.'—1 Peter 5:7.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 3:11, 12)