Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Messy Marriage Mondays: Sowing Seeds

{Elissa Ewald Photography}

Friends, I am more than aware that it is Tuesday and not Monday. This past weekend, we were traveling (more on that later), and we got back in town pretty late on Sunday. Needless to say, I wasn't of the state of mind to be able to write much of anything yesterday. :)

Last week, we began a new series called Messy Marriage Mondays. We're taking a look at the things in our hearts that can begin to grow weeds in our marriages the things that choke the life out of our marriages and squelch our joy. This week, let's take a look at the next step after we begin to uproot the weeds we identify: sowing seeds. 

When we sow seeds, we are hoping that something grows. Seeds serve as the beginning of new life. The process of sowing seeds then produces a reaping- we see a product that comes from our hard labor. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:23

After we pull those weeds, we have to get to work. We are able to see the weeds for what they are, identify them, and then sow seeds that will replace the weeds and bring forth new life. As we work together through this process, we will look at the following weeds:

selfishness
pride
discontentment
anger

As we identify these weeds, we will replace them with a seed that will bring life. Selfishness becomes selflessness. Pride becomes humility. Discontentment becomes contentment. Anger becomes peace. 

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? - Isaiah 43:18


Friends, I am excited to delve in deep and do this heart work with you. Next week, we will take a look at selfishness. Ew. Are you with me?


Don't miss a part of this series!

Messy Marriage Mondays
Pulling Weeds

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