We're taking a bit of a detour from our series on Active Listening to just say a word about Intentionality. Big word with big implications for how we go about our daily lives. All this $25 word means, is that whatever we set out to do, participate in or accomplish, we have to live our lives without wasted time, emotions or effort in order to both succeed and to please our Lord. Drifting through our lives, and our marriages, is not only unproductive, but it opens the door for boredom. Then come distractions. Respondents to recent studies on the subject overwhelmingly state that the prime reason people are unfaithful to their spouses is..... Yep. You guessed it. Boredom.
So how do we combat that? Intentionality. Get up every day determined to not waste a second in futile action or thought and intentionally love, serve and honor our God and our spouse! Take our cue for life from Ecclesiastes 9:10 which tells us "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might...". Imagine what our marriages, our lives, would be if we went at every hour of every day "with our might", giving it all we have and holding nothing back! Make a new commitment right now to begin, with His help, to do all that we find with all of our might.