Many of you know my heart for marriage... those of you who know me well know it more as a passion and I have probably spoken to you about your marriages. I can't help it, it pours out of me. To me, being a wife is my highest and greatest calling. I am a mother and I do know what a high and great calling it is to raise a child, but making a covenant vow and having the calling on my life to be someone's (Adam's) helpmate... there is no greater calling on my life. I work very hard to invest in my marriage, I'm not just talking about doing nice things for my man, I'm talking about praying for my man, staying in the Word of God consistently and even focusing many of my quiet hours with the Lord researching His plans for marriage and His guidance on being a wife. Listen, it doesn't matter if you didn't grow up with a good example, let God be your example, let Him teach you. Quit with the excuses and let God reign in your marriage.
I am saddened when I hear of marriages breaking apart, my heart breaks for that marriage. Over the last couple of days I have been exposed to a couple of marriages on the brink of divorce and I have been on my knees asking God to breath new life into these marriages. We serve a mighty God who is bigger than any problem we encounter, He is a God of reconciliation, He is a God of restoration, He is the healer, He is the greatest counselor... He is able to speak life into your marriages. Ladies, we need to pray for our husbands daily, we need to pray for our marriages, and we need to pray for our friends marriages as well.
Philippians 4:6,7 - Don't be anxious, but by prayer and supplication make your requests known to God. Christians should do this for all our problems, but specifically for our marriage problems. If we have proper faith in God's power, then we will pray diligently about our marriage problems.
1 John 5:14 - Be confident that, if we ask according to His will, He hears us. (Also read: Matt. 6:13; 1 Pet. 5:7) When we have marriage problems, especially serious ones, we need to believe that God will answer prayer. If both the husband and wife are faithful Christians then they should spend much time together and individually praying for God's help with their problems.
Remember, however, that God answers according to His will. If your companion is not a Christian or is not faithful, then God will not force them to do right. He may, however, give them an opportunity to learn His will for their lives.
I will be writing on marriage this week, not only is it a passion, it's just so heavy on my heart.
It's official... I became a mother of a middle schooler today... Mackenzie doesn't start school until Thursday, but I had 6th grade parent orientation this evening. Oh my stars, I cannot believe I have a middle schooler (well, actually, I can... the hormones are showing). Mackenzie is so nervous about middle school, please, please be praying for her on Thursday and the weeks to come. She is excited about her schedule, but nervous not knowing a soul at this school. Pray for wise decisions in friends, ray that she will meet other girls that are sold out for Christ, girls that she can connect with and build strong friendships with. It is so great to know that she can build friends here and that we won't be moving on!
Pray also for Adam and I as we adjust to this new schedule, to get Mackenzie out the door on time to school my morning will begin at 4:30 and Adam's will begin at 5:30. Mackenzie and Adam are not morning people so this should be interesting.
Yesterday we enlisted the help of our really good friends Scott and Stacy and we walked the local shopping center. Adam probably walked the equivalent of 1/2 to maybe 2/3 of a a mile... he is doing awesome! Other than that we have taken the last couple of days off from a ton of therapy activities. Adam needed a break... every moment I saw an opportunity I was giving him something to do and he was doing it all and is doing awesome... but it gave me little time to be his wife... so the last couple of days I have been focusing on being my man's wife. I can't wait to hear whether or not he gets accepted for the day therapy program, we should hear something in the next week. So please keep that in your prayers as well. He's ready for therapy with therapists and not his wife pretending to be a therapist :)
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