Sabbath Sex: The Joy of Sex During the Holidays, Advent Devotion #2
READ: “Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.'” Song of Solomon 4:16
REFLECT: When you’re preparing for Christmas, buying and wrapping gifts, reflecting on God’s promises and His goodness, baking and cooking, decorating and sprucing, entertaining and attending parties, you’re probably not thinking about sex with your husband. It’s probably not your top priority.
Let me encourage you this Advent season to take advantage of this time of waiting. Instead of rushing, take a moment, step back, relax, and make love to your husband frequently. Make this holiday season special as you work to build your sexual intimacy.
There’s nothing irreverent about sex with your husband on the Sabbath or while you’re celebrating Advent. There is no Biblical prohbition against sex on the Sabbath with your husband. Sabbath is a holy day, marriage is a holy institution, and sex is a sacred act. In fact, the Bible talks about how you are to give preference to and honor your spouse. What better way to honor your husband than to give of yourself freely to him on the day of rest and worship.
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled…”
Ephesians 5:21 “Submit yourselves to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
1 Corinthians 7:3-4 “Let the husband render himself unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife has not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband has not power over his own body, but his wife.”
Jesus, the Only Son of God, was born of a virgin on this earth 2000+ years ago to demonstrate the wonders of His great love. Because of God’s fantastic, life-changing, ever-purifying love, I, who never thought I’d get married, married the love of my life 1 year, 11 months, and 30 days ago. Give joyfully of your physical body to your spouse during the season of Advent as a way to glorify God and celebrate the gift of sexual intimacy He has given you and designed for you to take pleasure in and enjoy. Sex can be a great way to unwind and de-stress, and sex can be even more special during Advent. When you intentionally set aside time for physical intimacy you say to your husband: “You are important and I desire to be with you.” Purpose to be different from the world. Put your husband first. Make sex a priority!
For a great article to read, check out Keep Making Love This Season by J from Hot, Holy, and Humorous.
REACT: Set aside time today to embrace your husband and draw him in to drink of your beauty.
RESPOND: Heavenly Father, today we want to thank you for the glorious gift of marital sex. Help us to make sexual intimacy a priority during the holidays. As we look forward to the many wonders of the season, we are reminded of the wonders of Your love and the love we have for each other. We pray that we may glorify you and honor one another with our bodies. We pray that our marriage bed would be free of guilt and shame, stress and pressure, and that we would come to one another as Adam and Eve in the Garden, naked and unashamed. I pray we would continue to take joy in one another and be joyful in You in all that we do In Your Name, Amen.
REJOICE: What are you joyful for today? I am joyful for the beauty of marital sex, for healthy intimacy with my husband, and for the wonders of our love for one another and God’s love for us.
Your Turn! Share 3 Things that you’re joyful for down in the comments below!