When it comes to sharing the Gospel, we often think of passing out tracks to strangers or participating in an overseas mission trip. Many fail to realize that sharing the Gospel starts right at home, and if you are married, with the marriages God has entrusted to us. The Bible shares that marriage between a man and woman mysteriously reflects the relationship between Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:23) In some unexplainable way, your marriage preaches the Gospel in ways you may not even realize. Is that what people will see if they took a behind the scenes look into your marriage? Would your spouse say your love reflects the love, grace, mercy, and patience of the Gospel?
Such a marriage will be Spirit-led, not leaning on the flesh but the power of God to show the love we are called to extend to one another. A marriage like this will bear good fruit – the fruit of the Spirit will be evident.
So today I want to share nine simple ways you can show love to your spouse based on the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23.