Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Marriage is the Second Best Decision I Ever Made!"

Acts 4:20
For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.

I heard a speaker this morning who was speaking on the importance of keeping Jesus as the center of our lives every day- but particularly during this season of Lent. 

One way she does that is by sharing Jesus with the people she runs in to from day to day.  She shared that whenever she is out and about, if she happens to see a young lady wearing an engagement ring she asks:

"Are you getting married?"  If the woman replies yes, she then says to her, "Marriage is the second best decision I ever made!"

I can only imagine the kind of looks this kind of comment might get, but also, the kind of conversation starter that would be...and it got me excited at the prospect of this comment opening the door to good discussion. 

She continues by sharing that the first best decision she ever made- was entering a relationship with Jesus, and becoming a Christian.  As simple as this conversation starter is, it got me excited because frankly, when Jesus is the center of your life and you are truly in relationship with Him...conversation about Him is bound to happen. 

My husband and I were discussing this concept the other day.  The truth of the matter is, whatever is most important to you is that which overflows out of your heart and spills out of your mouth.  You can't help talk about it.  For some people it's sports.  For others- their children.  Hobbies, careers, friends...these are the things that tend to take over every conversation, every face book status update, and every passing comment.

Ask yourself this, what are the things that are overflowing onto your lips these days?  Are they the things that you WANT to reflect your heart?  Because if the answer is no....then something needs to change.  There is truth in he words of Jesus when he explains that out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.  Your conversation is merely a reflection of your heart. 

May we be challenged to examine our hearts during this season of Lent.  May we be encouraged to shift our priorities and our affections so that with each and every passing conversation we are pointing others to Him.  

*For more information on what it means to enter into a relationship with Jesus, read this article...and then send me a message, I would love to chat.


  1. AMEN!!! We carry the power of LIFE and Death on our tongues. We can share life with others or choose not to. This is a great reminder, even for those who are not married. ;)

  2. How true this is, Debra. Without the presence of God in our hearts other relationships are meaningful.

  3. out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks
    That is a powerful verse! Something we need to remember daily:)


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