Lori is my wife. I have the certificate to prove it. There is nothing I can do to make myself any more or less her husband.
One way I can view our marriage is as a completed transaction. I spent all kinds of time and energy landing her, and now that that’s done I can move on to the next thing. Guys tend to operate this way. There are all kinds of phone calls and romance when you’re dating, then the marriage happens and no more candles, no more flowers or poems. All that energy gets directed elsewhere.
But that doesn’t fly for long, and a lot of us have learned the hard way that marriage is not a completed transaction; it’s an investment opportunity. And the same is true of our relationship with God. It’s not a one-time transaction–it’s an ongoing opportunity to invest.
I know a lot of you are already