Day 37—Love Agrees in Prayer
“Ask your spouse if you can begin praying
together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it's in the
morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your
concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank
Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do
this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.”
another vital piece of my walk with God I look forward to sharing with my
husband. This has been a really key component in my journey. I would definitely
not be where I am without daily prayer. Being home alone has even increased it.
Why not? No one can tell me I am being crazy “talking to myself” and He knows
how I am feeling and what I am thinking at all times, so I can “talk” to Him
about it. In return the Holy Spirit fills me with peace, love, wisdom, and guidance
I would had never imagined.
in awe when my daily devotions, Bible Study, and the Love Dare sync up on the
same day. I feel like God really wants to tell me something when it takes all
of that. I was feeling some doubt this morning and all it took after reading
the Love Dare chapter was to then see it reiterated in my devotions—
then, is how you should pray…that your will be done.” (Matthew 6:9-10). “Ask
whatever you wish, and it will be given to you.” (John 15:7). On the side of
asking for His will—if He desires to
bless us with the best and if His desires for us are infinitely better than our
requests for ourselves, why for any reason would we ask for anything other than
His will? On the other hand, if we remain in Him and His words remain in us, we
are to ask whatever we will, and it
will be given. Yes, He wants us to ask for God’s will. He also wants us to ask
for our will to be done. He wants those two wills to be one and the same.
God’s will for us never contradicts our own
desire for blessing He may lead us through hard times, but there will be
greater blessing in the end. His eternal perspective eminently qualifies Him to
take us through difficult places when He knows the ultimate outcome will fulfill
our heart’s desires!
We should always seek out His will in our lives. Our will should be to understand and live His will.
He will bless the desires of our hearts... And usually we have no idea what that is. We think we do in these times. But there is a much bigger satisfaction in Christ.