~March 13th, 2014~ Father thank you for speaking to me daily as to your instructions on how I am to present myself as a faithful, covenant, committed HUSBAND to my one and ONLY wife. Today, I especially want to hear your voice as to how I am to motivate and transform and be the godly example my wife and children need in our home, our church and our community. Take your light of truth and shine it from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet and reveal to me if there is any “wicked” way in me. Today, I want to die to my own fleshly desires and arise in your will and purpose for my life. I declare that this prayer is a NEW beginning to the love that I have for you and a relationship that I will have daily in my marriage. Take your eyes and your mind and your voice and be those things for me this day, so that I can trust YOUR will for my mind, body and soul, where my Marriage, and my love for my WIFE will transform our family legacy from this day forward, in Jesus name I ask this prayer and blessing…..Amen!
** This article was originally written in the blog some months back, and we hope that you will re-read it and apply it specifically to any area in your life where God is speaking to you. Wives, if you are reading this , forward to your husband! Husbands, remember, “iron sharpens iron”, send this over to your “boys”, and your “crew”, everybody in your circle, needs prayer. No man or husband should be left off of the teachings of Jesus, share with each of them and let God and the Holy Spirit do the rest! Happy Cleaving…………..
(original posting date 11/13/2013) ~Day13~ Keep calm, & know that HE is a “Man of God”
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land ~Proverbs 31:23~
Hello Husbands, Let us begin by saying that in 2013 the word “Husband” has so much weight connected to it that we are so honored to even take this time to speak to those “men of God” who hold the light and the lantern of families together for us all! Thank you to all of those faithful and committed Husbands for what you do for the Family, and we’ll even take it a step further to say that God is so pleased with your obedience, please stay the course! Wives, it is with a humble heart that we ask if you are reading this to say a silent prayer for your husband and those many husbands that are reading this, which God will move in the hearts and minds of the men who desire a closer walk with Christ as well as a closer responsibility as a husband.
Many men are walking in a marriage where a hunger for Christ is evident and a thirst for the will of God to be completed in their lives is a bit stagnant due to Pride or Ego. This is coupled with the inability to provide for their families the way that they wish or even a pathology of legacy that has been handed down to them from their own fathers. It is very reassuring to know that we serve a God that sent us a son who was perfectly human and perfectly God that Jesus knows what a “man” truly experiences as he chooses to walk alongside God. Many men long for affirmation and admiration for being the men God chose them to be in their marriage and it takes for marriage to humble even the “thick-skinned” of egos. Can you relate?? Good! Husbands are the glue that holds the Family unit together and even as we look in our world today, there are many alternatives and distraction that are keeping husbands from performing the duties and answering the call that God has placed on their lives.
Men need fellowship. Men need to be surrounded by godly men who hold them accountable to all that this world sets before them. Not allowing jobs and money take precedence in their lives, but begin and end with Christ so that God can reassure you of what He created you to do while you are here. 40-hour work weeks sometimes more, job responsibilities, television programs, and many other distractions remove husbands from hearing the direction that god chooses for them to serve. What in your life has been a distraction, keeping you from God?? Will you try it God’s way today?? “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Phi 4:13 Men oftentimes the strong person that exudes and represents strength and character. In Philippians this scripture reassure us that all the strength you need is in Christ. Will you let Him be your strength in your life and in your marriage??? God is ready to show you the many unique ways He can transform you and all of your potential into all He called you to be. Will you surrender?? Husbands are a gift from God, and we need you in our families now more than ever!
We are so grateful to you for reading this post and know that we are praying with and for you as you position yourself to be the husband that God has called you to be. Being a husband is so humbling it reveals in your character and qualities, that you never could have imagined, and it also brings with it, pressures and stress that you feel that you can’t bear. God is in and through it all. You are such an intricate part of what Marriage means, and the template for the love shared between man and woman.
21And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;22And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. –Genesis (2:21-25)
Marriage means and what we understand that a covenant vow cannot be severed and cannot be broken. In Marriage we choose to walk together as man and woman, trusting God’s power to make it all work together for His good. The bible speaks of how important your faith and your obedience to God is to that love in our marriages. (See Ephesians) There are so many marriages that are out of alignment because husbands (wives too! J ), have decided to trust the world’s way and not yield to the voice of God. Today we are praying for every husband’s Faith and trust in the Purpose that God has for your Family, your Marriage and most importantly the love that Christ has for you both as husband and wife. Trust the purpose that God has for you “Man of God”, know that your household is covered with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and that God is ready to do and continue the work in humble obedience to you as His son. We understand that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, and the responsibility of taking your wife, your children and your purpose into what God made you to be lingers on with the lies of doubt and discouragement, because your reality does not look like God’s promises. But hold on friend, God is going to blow your mind! You Sir, are a Friend of God.
This time of year is as stressful on families as the world prepares to market and monopolize Thanksgiving and Christmas to be an opportunity to make many families feel as if they need to overbuy, shop, overextend budgets and pacify children who don’t need anything else to go in those rooms of theirs. J We hear you! Make a decision today that you will not be caught up in the midst of the world’s way of doing life, and you will spend some quiet time, “thanking God” for your life here, and also “asking God”, how He wants you to use it. God answers husbands prayers, some in this life seem to think that a man who is surrendered to God, and willingly allowing Him to make Him the “head of his life”, can get a prayer through than anybody in the family can. What we’re saying is a kingdom man, who understands an Incredible God, can do incredible things with God by his side. This is our prayer for you today! Friend, your family needs you now more than ever. Listen to God for guidance for your family and meditate on the scriptural references given in this post, and pray that God’s reassuring comforting voice will “leap” off the pages to answer some of the questions you have been pondering in your own life.
We are praying for you “man of God” and we thank you for taking your marriage to the next level path that God has placed you and your family on. Stay the course dear friend, and know that what you are going through, God has already provided answers and provisions, and all He wants to do for your life is listen and direct your path accordingly. Let Him guide your life, your marriage and your purpose now more than ever! He’ll never leave you nor forsake you. We are right here “rooting” you on and cannot wait to hear of the goodness of God that he has done in and through your life!
“Marriage created by God for one man & one woman join the movement, your obedience pleases God!”