Digital Discipleship Devotions
We believe by connecting men through the Word of God that our faith will grow, our hearts will be knit together, and we will be able to go to the “Next Level” in our spiritual walk as men, husbands, fathers and mentors to the next generation. Remember that “iron sharpens iron” as we study, learn and grow together. Click on the devotional content below to join in the discussion.
FEBRUARY DEVOTION: What Your Wife Needs from You by Natalie Burnett
DAY 1 - Intro
Married people are full of needs. I need. You need. We need. There will be days that our needs are completely met and days when we will go to bed with unmet expectations. There will be days that we will praise Jesus together and days that conclude with us on our knees crying out to him. There will be times when I lean completely on Jesus and the strength of my husband. There will also be times when he needs me to be strong and hold our household together.
Each day is different. Each marriage is different. However, there is one thing that every marriage has in common; every marriage needs Jesus. James tells us that God will work through us and bring us to completion. As we pursue Jesus together, we develop complete fullness in Christ.
We need to look to God to fill in the cracks of our incomplete selves. Wives will never fulfill everything a husband needs. She needs you to be working towards fullness in Christ. While our salvation does not come from each other, our lives are enhanced when we do it together.
A healthy marriage is the ultimate blessing. It is a constant best friend. It is fun. It is needs met and fulfillment. It is also hard work. Let’s spend some time looking at easy ways that you can make your marriage better and show your wife love. This list of “needs” is in no particular order. Have fun reading through them. Use the opportunity to grow your relationship and grow together.
Day #1 Scriptures
James 1:2-5 - Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Ephesians 4:13-14 - Until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Day #1 Questions
From where are you seeking fullness? Is it Jesus? Work? Marriage? Hobbies? Children?
How are you working to strengthen your relationship with Jesus so that you are not dependent on your wife’s salvation or strength?