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Monday, January 23, 2017

Clear about his provision….still praying

Who were the people that made God angry for forty years? Weren't they the ones that sinned and died in the desert? And who did God say would never enter his place of rest? Weren't they the ones that disobeyed him? We see that those people did not enter the place of rest because they did not have faith.
Hebrews 3:17-19 (CEV)

Today’s prayer is that my husband would be clear about from Whence his blessings come.  He is…of this I am certain.  I hear it in our son, who is so much like his dad.  I hear it in the confidence with which he reassures me…when I’m usually the one seeing all the glasses half full.  He is clear.  He always has been. 

I thank God that when I am anxious, he is clear.  I thank God that when I worry, he calms me.  I thank God that when I am sad, he lifts my spirits sharing the Blessed Assurance it is clear he has. 

You'd better believe I’m a girl in love.  I’m a girl still in love with the man I’ve been loving for nearly 37 years.  And love, enriched and inhabited by the Grace of God is the best possible reminder I find that God is good.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day 14 of praying for my husband...deep breath, submission

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 
Ephesians 5:22-28 (NIV)

Day 14…all about me.  This isn’t easy, so I’m just diving in.  This is my testimony, not a sermon.  Day 14 means submitting to my husband, and praying that he is worthy of my yielding.  Submission is never an easy topic, and we miss that there is obligation on both sides. He should be worthy of your submission. You will need to learn to stay in your lane.

My husband and I often disagree, like all couples. Sometimes, when we are both earnestly intending to be accommodating, we go back and forth. We are both willful and genuine in our desire to make life work. If this were stand-up comedy, my next line would be….”and that’s usually when the fight breaks out….” But it doesn’t. After nearly 24 years of marriage, I’ve learned it’s better (easier, wiser, more effective) to be agreeable. It is getting easier. You see, most of the time, It isn’t about me.  It is generally what he needs to do.

I believe that each of us has a defined role to play, and chief among them is to choose your battles wisely…sometimes it’s beneficial not to resist.  Submission for me, simply defined, is simply agreeing to be agreeable.  Modern women find it difficult to “submit,” but I must tell you, 24 years makes me thankful for an agreeable spirit.  

Lord, let me always choose to be humble, to submit according to Your Will and Desire for my life. Let my husband continue to be worthy, as You Lead.

See, today, I'm not even #salty (much). 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Manly....day 13 of praying for My Beloved

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1 Corinthians 13:11(NKJV)

I don't do superstition.  The fact that this is day 13 of prayer means nothing at all to me, except that it falls between days 12 and 14.  On this day, my prayer is that my beloved might continue to grow spiritually; being done with childish things, that he would continually cultivate, understand, and press toward the likeness of Christ.  It is a prayer that he would grow up.  On this day, mine is a prayer of thanksgiving…I have never had any such concerns about my husband.  According to my father-in-law, he was born with a mustache.

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