In our journey through Shari’s e-book “30 Days to Lay Aside Weight”, we endeavor to identify and put off those things in our lives that are weighing us down in mind, body, or soul. Shari’s devotional e-book is founded on the theme of Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great […]
Saying “no” to ourselves is sometimes very hard to do. I can be pretty good at convincing myself to give in to things I would like to have or eat, but probably shouldn’t (I’m looking at you, delicious candy). After all, I know all my weak spots and how I can be most effectively […]
Prayer in marriage is the ability to be vulnerable with another person as together you are vulnerable before God. Marital prayer is the inviting of God into a part of your marriage, and it is the entering in of your marriage into the Holy of Holies.
Do you live with the shame of a deep dark secret? Is it just a little whitish secret that you fear will come out and embarrass you? Or is it another person’s deed of darkness? Is it something that makes you secretly ashamed of the man you are supposed to honor and respect? Is the hypocrisy of it all eating away at you like a festering sore?
I thought I’d begin the week with a few thoughts on prayer from a man who knew something about it. George MacDonald was a man of prayer, and it was reflected in his writings which spanned many genres: adult fantasies, children’s fantasies, adult novels, children’s novels, realism, allegory, short stories, daily devotions, poetry, sermons, essays, translations and history.
You are one flesh. When he is weak, you be strong. When he is in despair, you be the encourager. When he is fighting temptation, you stand strong in the face of attack. When he is assaulted by the evil in this world, you hold up the shield of faith, and defend your position, until he catches his breath and becomes conqueror again.
It is important that you make your marriage a safe haven, and eliminate strife and discord so that there is unity.
It is a mystery, but the prayers of a godly wife on behalf of her husband, powered by the tremendous atomic force of the mysterious combustion of submission, moves God toward her husband, in a spiritual meeting of tremendous proportions.