“W” is for Worship
You will find that many of the things you should be doing personally in your relationship with God, you should also be doing as a couple. Worship is one of those things. Why? Because the heart of worship is placing God at the very center of things and that is something which you need to do both personally and as a couple.
Worship (v): extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem
God created us with the need to worship. Preferably Him, but given that we have free will, we often choose to worship other things or other people. The Bible has numerous examples of people choosing to worship the wrong things. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments addresses it:
“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:3-6.
God considers worship important. Since our worship involves admiration or devotion, not only are we in obedience to God when we do it, but we strengthen our feelings for Him at the same time. When you are worshiping God with a group of believers your feelings of adoration and love for God can become heightened. If that happens with a group of believers, imagine what happens when you are worshiping with your spouse, the person that God gave you great love for. It stands to reason that if your feelings are heightened when you are with people that you may not have personal feelings for, then the feelings invoked worshiping with someone you love should be heightened even more so. In my experience, it is completely true. It’s hard to explain those feelings that rise up inside when I hear my husband pouring out his adoration for our God. You really have to experience it for yourself to know the value.
If you are not worshiping God with your spouse, then what are you waiting for? 🙂 It will strengthen your relationship with each other and with God.
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