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Love Can’t Be on Autopilot

Feb 14, 2023

Today's Scripture

Ephesians 5:31, NIV

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.

Today's Word

It’s easy to go on autopilot in a relationship, especially in your marriage, but it’s not a onetime thing. It takes a lifetime to “become one.” That’s because the person you married at twenty is not the same person at thirty or fifty. You can’t put your love on autopilot. You have to adapt, adjust, and recognize what their different needs are as they change, mature, and develop new interests. You can’t treat them the same way. That’s why some people breakup. They’re not bad people; they’ve just grown apart. They didn’t change. They slept in the same bed, but they didn’t stay connected.  

You haven’t discovered all the treasures in the person God gave you to love. You’ve seen one stage, but they’re going to blossom into new stages. Are you taking time to laugh together, to go on dates, to do new things? Are you keeping joy in your relationship? Are you keeping tension and strife out? Is it time to get plugged back in? God put you together, so stay one. 

Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for every relationship that You have given me, and especially for my spouse. Help me to keep the joy and laughter and freshness in our marriage and never turn my love on autopilot. I commit my heart and soul to staying connected and one. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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