February 21, 2016

Marriage on Lent Day #9

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," and so 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.

Many thanks to Rob Marcelain from Abilene, Tx for today's guest post.

Thought from the heart on Marriage
I think an important trait to continue to work on in our marriages is a spirit of adventure. Keep looking for new things you don't know about your spouse, your children, your job and your world around you. It will help fight the trap that you already know all there is to know, and become complacent. If you are exploring new things with your spouse it will keep it fresh and new like when you were dating and first fell in love. If you explore new things at work and in the world, and you are unable to have your spouse and family at your side while it is happening, it will give you new things to talk about. I believe we can too often lose the idea that we can live an adventure and the best adventures are shared.

One of my favorite verses, because it pretty much spells it out for me, is 1 Thes. 5:16-18 NLT
"Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. "        

Prayer for Marriages
Dear Lord, please help us draw into the adventure you are calling us to. May we trust and live for you with abandon. May we believe and see that all good things come from you and you alone. Thank you for the spouses you have blessed us with. Dear Lord, may we have the wisdom, strength and courage to encourage our spouses to be all that you created them to be. Together may we live in your purpose, strength and joy.
In the name of Jesus,