Monday, April 7, 2008

Oil Changes

Bible study this week promises to be lively. We are talking about sex and intimacy. Did you know that as married people we are actually commanded to have sex? Not just the go forth and multiply part, but to enjoy it. God created us with quite, shall I say, strategically placed nerves to make sure that urge to multiply was motivated by more than survival of mankind. Sometimes, though, life just gets in the way. Too tired, sick kids, wait til I lose ten pounds please, the list of excuses goes on and on. When God gives us a command, though, He doesn't tell us to wait until we are in the mood to do it. He doesn't say pray when you feel like it. He doesn't say tithe when it's convenient. But every act of obedience that He asks of us is repaid with blessings beyond measure. So, here goes, here's my thought: maybe we should schedule sex instead waiting until the spirit moves us. I know the blessings of feeling closer overall, having more patience for one another, and feeling more united as a team will follow. We have that saying that we can't outgive God. Maybe it's time to put that one to the test. It may not sound romantic at first, scheduling sex like a maintenance program for your car (and hopefully more often than every three months or 3,000 miles!), but it might get the ball rolling. "This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame." Genesis 2:24-25

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! God spoke to me this week about making excuses. I am so on board with you! Stop making excuses and dive in, it's business time as some would say. Not just when it comes to sex but all areas of our lives. The mere fact that your thinking schedule it so it happens tell me that the spirit motivated you to be clever and come up with a way that the business will get done! Amen Sister, I'm on board!