“How am I doing when it comes to my relationship with Elise? And I’ve got my point that I want to say, and I’ve got my reasons, and I’m gonna interrupt and stop and try to do the thing that I think is right in the moment, when what I really need to do is yield to love.”
“We’re striving each day to lead each other closer to Heaven; and we’re gonna celebrate and we’re gonna rejoice and that is totally of God, and that is awesome. It’s not the banquet that we’re called to – that wedding feast of the Lamb. It’s a little glimmer, a piece of heaven here on Earth.”
“Subliminal messages being sent to us, of like “That is beautiful” or “That does look delicious” or “That does look awesome to go to”; the thing is while they can say some really good things and promote good stuff, they can also promote bad things.”
“You don’t take a bath and then get cleaned up, you take a bath to get cleaned up. You don’t try to get clean and then go to Jesus, you go to Jesus and He cleans you up. And there’s real strength in that.”
“Does this captivate you more than your spouse?”
“There’s no shortcut to holiness – you can’t get holy without Christ. You can’t overcome temptation without Christ. You can’t just pull yourself up by your bootstraps and just make it happen; you have to fall into the arms of our Savior.”
“To look at someone as an object, whatever that may be for – any kind of a gain, pleasure, finances, prestige – to use another person is completely the opposite of love.”
Whatever struggles and obstacles that come our way – those can then be offered up and transformed into something that makes the couple even stronger than they were before. They had that storm or that challenge, and they overcame it.
“I’m trying to go back out and wake people up and say “Christ is Real. He rose from the dead, he wants to save us.” But we’re falling asleep back in our sin, we’re going back to bed, we’re pressing the snooze button, and we’re not rising up to the challenges that are faced before us.”
Watch the newest At the Heart with Jason Angelette, “Nourish the Love with Time”.