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Day 136: Love intercedes

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 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.—3 John 2

 

TODAY’S DARE

Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.

 

--I have to be honest, it is hard to be “still.”  I always feel I need to be “in action.”  But, God is teaching me the contrary; I have to be patient, I can’t be in control, I need to rest in Him, I need to trust work is happening, He is in control.  Today’s dare reminds me that it is not my job to change MB. Not only does this apply to MB, but I can definitely see this in the challenges of raising our two kids. I believe our job to gently lead by example, then to turn the situation over to God in prayer. Ours is not to do what only He can do. Similar to farmers, farmers cannot physically make their crops come up, neither can I make my wife or our kids be or do what I want them to. I must take God’s word and do my best to plant His seeds into their lives, praying for good soil to nurture His truths, and pray for God to grow a harvest in their lives.  As James 5:16 tells us, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” 

 

So, I will continue to pray and pray for the following three areas:   

1.     God to fill MB with the knowledge of His will

2.     Our communication – restored communication between me and MB--that she would not rely on lawyers and emails, but that God would melt her heart and she would be open to more direct forms of discussion.

3.     Prepare MB’s heart for the possibility to get professional help for us together; however MB would be receptive to seeking help, whether it be co-parenting, a “last ditch effort,” closure.  Also, for God to use me how He sees fit (with the words, wisdom, strategies) should this be His will. 

One more…Pray for patience for MB as well as divine roadblocks that would prevent her from moving too quickly or rashly in a way that would irreparably impact our family.

  • Thoes are great areas to pray for, I want to rememind you that it is never God's will that you should be seperated/divorced. Your wife chose this as her direction for life, not because God told her to do it. God wants you and your wife to live in his love to gether worshiping him.

    I say this because I know in my situation that I wondered if I was fighting God on somthing that he had chosen for me. He has confirmed to me that he is fighting on my side, that I just wait on him and trust him, praying for her and loving her from a distance.

  • When it's tough to Be still.  Remember it is our flesh, be it ours, our spouses, or a combination that got us here.  It is God Who can lead us out.  And He works well without our interference trying to fix thiings.

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