And I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
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"Salt is essential. So is prayer." Five years ago I penned these words. There are no accidents. That morning in 2012 as I returned from dropping off the children at school, I was led to pray for my husband. I chose to obey.
I felt a similar call this morning, sat down to write, and was greeted by those words. I had no idea 5 years ago that my OneWord365 would be SALT and this would be exactly the moment God wanted to return me to....that is why He is sovereign and I am humbled. I try always to be praying for my husband, but this is a solemn commitment, We should pray for our husbands and loved ones because we can. I am praying for my husband because I should. It is good for him. It is good for me.
Prayer is a gift I give my husband, and in giving, I receive (sounds like a deal you can’t pass up, right?) He makes me feel treasured. He loves me in a way that is indescribable; accepting; in a way that makes me want to do and be everything better. Shouldn’t I show my gratitude?
I’m not asking for anything except his peace; I am being thankful. God knows what He’s planned for My Beloved, so I will stay out of the way. Except to say “thank you” and do, rather than say, my love for him. (I will also tell him I love him…I always do). I am loved; and so very grateful. For me, those things are essential. love and gratitude are two of the best things I can imagine taking into Monday and into the new week.
Love and gratitude are essential. Like SALT.