February 21, 2016

Marriage on Lent Day #11


I am hoping you will join us on our 40 day journey of praying for the marriage's of those around us. My sweet friend told me once, "wedding problems are always a spiritual battle," with our prayers to the Father, they will be our weapons to fight with God for the hearts and unions of those around us. So get your list and join us in prayer.  The guest posts will bless those who are praying and also those of us who are married or know married people. I love that each post is very different. Get ready for some wonderful encouragement and powerful thoughts and prayers. Enjoy these blessings.

Thank you to Cheri Casciola for today's post.

Hebrews 12:1-2    “… since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”

Stop your day. Stop the noise. Just stop. Go outside and look up. Do you see the clouds that God has placed in the heavens? Do you see the cloud of witnesses of those who have gone on before you? Adam and Eve. Abraham and Sarah. Mary and Joseph to name a few. Listen. Be still and listen. Can you hear them cheering you on to complete the race. To not only finish, but finish strong! Marriage is worth every effort.  Just as Christ, our groom, is preparing the holy matrimony for our souls unto Him, we in turn must continue to strive for the holy matrimony of the maturity of our faith with the one we said “I do.”

Lord Creator of Marriages and all holy unions, We come humbly before You now to give our sincerest gratitude of the beauty that is marriage. We ask in the words of David for specific actions to be placed upon our marriages: Be our shield – hedge - showers of blessings – strength – cleft – redemption. We thank You for all marriage being sanctified and honorable to You – that You made man for woman and woman for man in such a perfect union. Go before us as our Protector. May we ever turn to You for holy guidance. We are grateful for the clouds that were placed above us as reminders to look up – to look up to You. And to know that You are there for those who seek Your face. We adore you Father and long for the wedding supper in the place called eternity. Only in the HaShem of Yeshua. Omaine.