Day 2-Unity of Mind
I Peter 3:8-9-Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Text:Col. 1:15-17, Phil. 2:1-2
Ladies: One Saturday recently, Adam and I got a day date and decided to go see a movie. On our way we started discussing an issue that has been on our hearts about a decision we are having to make related to our ministry. We had talked about it at length a number of times and then tabled the conversation for more prayer time. Insert advice: if you have never done this, tabled your conversations for a period of time to pray over it individually, I encourage you to try it.
While we drove to our movie, we talked about what God was revealing to us individually. Each of us had the same answer. Our thought/decision process had been unified by God because we had given the issue completely to him and had been allowing him to work out the details. Now I can’t tell you ladies that we will always be in complete agreement with our spouses. But I can tell you that if you are giving each situation to God, he will give us unity of mind and put us on the same page in our conversation and decisions.~Coren
Men: Coren and I have often needed to put conversations on hold. We do this because at the time of the conversation, there seems to be no answer to our predicament and we need to pray and seek God’s wisdom before continuing the conversation. Recently we had been talking about God’s will in our lives and how much of a mystery it has been. We both agreed to pray about it and bring it back up for discussion later. In this particular conversation, when it was brought back up a couple of weeks later, we both had come to the same conclusion. This happened just by talking to God and giving Him time to bring us to the same answer. God gave us the same answer because He desires unity of mind in our marriages. Take a break from your talk and ask God what you should do or say. You will both always come back with the same answer or an agreement on one spouses answer as long as you are both seeking God’s will.-Adam