4 – Day 16 – Love Intercedes
“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.”
good thing about a really bad day is that the next day can only be better and
He always gives renewed strength. I woke up feeling like a freight train hit
me, but believe it or not had a feeling of love for my husband. You know that
is only made possible by one Man. Christ rocks like that!
prayed often throughout the day for what three specific areas He wanted me to
focus on for today’s dare. During my break at work, He led me to two of the
areas. The other one I continued to listen for.
I got home I started pulling stuff out for dinner. My husband came downstairs
to let me know if I was getting ready to make dinner that he was not hungry.
Alright, dinner for one it is. He then kindly asked me how my day went. I
answered and back upstairs he went. That is what our communication consisted of
today. I did not feel led to take it any further than that.
took some more time to listen for that third area of prayer for my husband and
He answered. What He pressed on me today—
pray for Christ to direct my husband’s steps—to lead him to His light. Teach
him His way, so he will walk in His truth
pray for faith to rise in my husband’s heart—to increase his ability to believe
in Him, His Word, promises, ways, and His power. I pray for a longing to be put
in his hear t to talk with Him and hear His voice. May he seek Him, rely
totally upon Him, be led by Him, to put Him first, and to acknowledge Him in
everything he does. I pray for my husband to live the faith-filled life He has
called us all to experience.
pray the Holy Spirit would guard my husband’s mouth so that he will speak only
words that edify and bring life. Help him to not be a complainer, a user of
foul language, or one who destroys with his words. I pray for him to be filled
with His love so that out of the overflow of his heart will come words that
build up and not tear down (work that in my heart as well).
I pray for spiritual intimacy and protection. That we always keep Christ first in
our marriage, for God to unify us with Him and each other, protection from
distractions that could interfere with us seeking God, protection against
temptations that could destroy our marriage, discernment, and quick
personal prayer (this was shared with me today by my mentor)—
honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one
who never dies; He alone is God. Amen. Jenn’s Responsibility: 18 [Jenn, my daughter], here are my
instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier.
May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. 19Cling to your faith in Christ, and
keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their
consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.
final reminder for me today—
are won in His strength, not ours. Wisdom comes from above not within. His
power is perfected in our weakness. We are simply vessels. Without Him we can
do nothing (John 15:5). All things that are accomplished for God—whether salvation
itself or the life that follows—are accomplished by His initiative and power
through our dependence and faith.
Glad that you are feeling love for you husband today. That is definitely Christ's handy work! Love your final reminder. Keep seeking HIM.
Christ is preparing you. Your testimony to your husband is critical. Christ brought you here first for a reason. Seek out His wisdom and grace, because when He works it for your husband to be humbled you are the first one that will be there.
WOW what a great posting! Thank you for sharing that. I especially like the prayers. Praise GOD he gave you strength and peace for your day!