Marriage Missions International

New Year – New Beginning

- Cindy Wright – January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May this be the first day of a blessed year for you in your marriage!

I have a short quote posted over my desk that simply says, “Each day —A new beginning.” I thought of it first thing this morning as I was thinking about all of the New Years resolutions that are being started all over the world. Hopefully, prayerfully, couples will be inspired this year to unite with Christ to take their relationships to a whole new level of growth, healthiness, peace and love.

I have a prayer that I’d like to pass onto you, as well, hoping that it will inspire you to work on your marriage every day in little and big ways (as it has helped me, when I say it, or something in the same context):

“Lord, each day is a brand-new gift —unspoiled, unblotted. Help me to be inwardly open to what you have for me today.”

As you consider all the possibilities stretched out before you, I encourage you to unite with Christ to help you to “press on” to be all God can help you to be.

May the following from Philippians 3:12-14 (Living Bible translation), especially inspire you:

I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

As all of this applies to marriage, the following is a link to some questions you and your spouse can ask each other, which can give you both some great insights. I hope you’ll be able to use them:

• 10 Questions to Start the New Year

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