As we start a new year, I want to stop, quietly, And count my blessings; I will take one at a time; And I will count them; To remind myself Of the Lord’s goodness; What he has done for me; And how generous he is; I know, of course, That my God is good; A living and faithful God, Who will always do As he has promised. Mighty heavenly king; I pledge fidelity to him, As long as I live.
I do really admire you
My faithful friends;
You are the kind of friends
You are so scarce
What we mostly find
Are unfaithful friends;
Who will be with you,
When the going is good
And part ways
When the going is bad
Call them fake friends;
That is what they are;
Who cannot be trusted;
Who cannot be counted on;
Who cannot stand for you
In light and in darkness;
When the rain is pouring
As when the sun is shining;
You have proven your fidelity, faithful friends;
I love you, faithful friends;
You are, to me, great souls;
Being what many cannot be,
You are great souls;
The blessings of fidelity
Oh! my great, faithful friends!
Bitter pill; Bitter pill; Bitter pill to swallow; If I cheat on you, I give you A bitter pill to swallow; If you cheat on me You give me A bitter pill to swallow; And should we give such a pill To each other? We vowed for fidelity; Do you remember? That was our marital vow; And an obligation to respect. Shall we?
Fidelity is priceless; Who agrees? Who disagrees? Better A faithful companion Than a smart one; A faithful companion Will serve Better Than a smart companion; A smart companion Will be smart Even to you; And that may pull down The edifice; A faithful companion Will gather The broken pieces And stand with you As you rebuild. Do not go for A smart companion; For fear you may cry; Go for A faithful companion. To say the least, Fidelity is priceless.
How are Christian couples seen by others? Do Christian couples truly love themselves as husband and wife? Do Christian couples respect their marital vows? Can a Christian spouse die for the other?
Read this story:
Robbers entered a house and asked for all the money and valuables. After they had collected what they could, they gave the man of the house a gun with instructions to shoot his wife or else he would be shot himself. The man got the gun, pointed it at his wife and hesitated. He is thought of what he had gone through in life with his wife and how she had suffered and sacrificed for him. He handed back the gun to the gang leader and said, “I am sorry I can’t do this…” The gang leader silently grabbed the gun from him and passed it on to his wife with the same instruction to shoot her husband or be shot. The wife got the gun and without any single hesitation pointed it to her husband’s head and pulled the trigger. Luckily for the man, there were no bullets in the gun.
The robbers got their gun and walked out of the house laughing.
Question for discussion:
1. If you were the man in that house and a Christian man, how would
you react towards your Christian
2. If you were the wife, and a Christian wife, what explanation would you
give to your
3. If you as a proud Christian were invited to advice Christian couples using this story, what advice
would you give them?
When you stop looking At me Straight in my eyes, And would not let me Look into Your own eyes, I know your love for me Is dead and gone, And if not buried, Soon to be; When you would not smile To me as freely as before And your smile is no longer The broad smile That I knew and loved, I know your love for me Is dead and gone; And if not buried, Soon to be; When you start moving Away from me To answer your calls, A thing which you never Did before, And I see worry on your face When I try to glance at The messages coming Into your phone, I am left with no doubt Your love for me Has decamped. But I am taking it With calm courage, Let no one deceive you; It’s not easy; How can it be? After all that we have Been through together? An inseparable pair, We looked; An inspiration to many, To know that at the sunset Of our love, You left me in the cold, Into the arms of another. Is torturing; It pains so much; Especially as you were truly An angel! The devil has carried a trophy; But I will be strong, And make as if I knew nothing About what’s going on; While I wait for my day, Which I know is not far; I know you and your new love Celebrate your success Thinking you have succeeded To fool me to keep trusting you; What you don’t know is I know more than you know; I know everything, But what is the use? Go on if it makes you happy. I love you and like to know You are happy. One day you will know When I am no longer there, That I knew everything, But opted to close my eyes Since what you did made you happy. I am so proud on my part I have never Broken the vow I took before God to stay faithful to you; I am so proud of myself. You can see I am not the fool You take me to be. I have won because I kept The vow you broke.
Your advent into my life
Marked the threshold
Of a tumultuous love epic
Whose destination is not
More than the object of
The stormy weather
Of our adventure
Is sourced to a winter
Of fidelity and responsibility;
When honesty takes flight
Through the window,
And responsible action planted
In a desert,
Peace and harmony cannot stand
The temptation to pack bag
And start an unknown journey;
Marital vows must cease to be
In the matrimonial expedition
For crash landing to be averted.
Some spouses become unfaithful in spite of themselves.
They set out determined to be faithful. At the start, when love is hot between them, they are faithful; but unfortunately, in many cases, this period of burning love is short lived and soon gives way to cold love. Next, infidelity sets in.
Do not push your spouse into infidelity.
What must you do or refrain from doing? Three measures are recommended:
Sustain the flame of your love. Keep it burning; and burning brightly. If your common love tank runs dry, you will be exposed to easy temptation.
Do not take your spouse for granted. Nobody is happy to be taken for granted. Take your spouse for granted and the next minute your spouse may be enjoying the warm arms of someone else.
Do not ask Anger in, let alone, give him a seat when he comes knocking on your door. Anger is an enemy to marital harmony; and when disharmony comes in through the door, it becomes easier for fidelity to sneak out through the window.
Take these three measures and enjoy a faithful relationship with your spouse.
Where are you, my love? Your place is in my arms; But now it is empty; And I am wondering Where you are; Could it be you are in Another’s arms? Has someone snatched you Away from me? How can you do that To me After all that we have Gone through together? Wouldn’t that be betrayal? When you vowed never to Do that to me? I don’t think you can Do that to me; See how lovely I am; If you have left me, Come back to me And I will forgive you; We are each other’s Now and for ever.