Day 36—Love is God’s Word
“Commit to reading the Bible every day.
Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some
guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily
Bible reading with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to its
guidance and start building on the rock.”
another stepping stone I had started at the beginning of the year. Part of my
New Year’s Resolution was to read the Bible in a year, so I found a “Once-a-Day”
Bible to read. “Every aspect of your life that you submit to, God’s principles will
grow stronger and more long-lasting over time. But any part you withhold from
Him, choosing instead to try your own hand at it, will weaken and eventually
fail when the storms of life hit you. It may be the one area that hastens the downfall
of your home and marriage.” Isn’t that the truth?!? Lesson learned! “Wise
couples build their houses on the rock of God’s Word.” This is what I have
started to do on this journey and will continue to do. I have already seen what
building it on sand can do. I know how it feels when my footing gets soft and
the foundation gives way. Moving forward it will be built on the solid rock of His
Word—that way I can plan on a stronger future—no matter how bad the storms get.
forward to sharing all of this with
my husband one day. He is definitely not open to any of this right now, but I have
faith he will be in the future. He is still dealing with his own hurt and
anger, which was apparent tonight when he stopped by, so we could do our taxes.
All he could talk about was how stressed he was. I asked about what since he doesn’t
have to worry about the house right now and he is in his own place away from me
like he wanted. All he could say was, “everything to do with you and me.” I
didn’t say anything. I didn’t know what to say considering I am not stressed
about anything. I know what I am doing—following what God wants me to do. I was
a bit surprised by some of his actions and words still. I thought maybe he had
at least a little change of heart—not so much. I was reminded again tonight—it
is not in my timing, but God’s, so the prayers continue for his heart to soften
and for Christ’s love and light to be seen. I was thankful to at least see him.
When you pray for him, dont pray for his heart to be softened. Pray only for Gods will in his life. No matter what that is. When you pray for a soften heart many times we do that for our own selfish reasons. So that our spouses come back to us.
When we pray for Gods will in their life, it may not include us, but at the same time we know their salvation is secure if they accept Jesus Christ into their lives.
It is a tough prayer, especially knowing our own selfish desires, but it is one that leaves it all up to God.