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 “Married Hearts “knitted” together by God that result in, True Friendship

1By the time David had finished reporting to Saul, Jonathan was deeply impressed with David—an immediate bond was forged between them. He became totally committed to David. From that point on he would be David’s number-one advocate and friend. 2Saul received David into his own household that day, no more to return to the home of his father. 3-4Jonathan, out of his deep love for David, made a covenant with him. He formalized it with solemn gifts: his own royal robe and weapons—armor, sword, bow, and belt. 1Samuel 18:1-4(MSG)

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother~ Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)

Thank you Father for teaching me how to be a friend to my husband/wife. This part of our relationship in our Marriage is as important as the love we share for one another. Our love, now, more than ever, is in need of married couples who are true and authentic friends, committed to staying with us through the “bad-times”, laughing with us through the “good-times” and praying us through those “unimaginable-times”. My prayer is that every couple praying this prayer today, including me, understands not only their responsibility to their “own” marriage, but also the accountability they must represent outwardly towards other couples. Teach us all how to speak truth in love to our friends when character, or integrity has been compromised. Teach us how to be honest with one another in all things godly covenant vows, and how to stand when truth and honesty should prevail. I pray for the friendships that my husband/wife & I have, the ones we have kept over the years and those that you are strategically sending our way as a divine design to uplift the unique purpose assigned to our lives as husband and wife. I trust and believe that my husband/wife and I are entering into a new season of friendship, and we are thankful for those husbands and wives that have “pulled” alongside us as married accountability partners that we have created a “small-group”, that only you could design. Marriage builds intimacy, recreational love, honesty and covenant commitment. I am committed to my husband/wife, now more than ever. Like the scripture states about David, he and Jonathan became friends suddenly. Friendship is important to me. Friendship is important to husbands and wives. Teach us how to be committed to one another as friends, and trusting one another in all things love.  Teach us as Husband and Wife how to forgive quickly, to love honestly, and trust one another in all things integrity. Marriage is a daily choice to love, and I love my husband/wife now more than ever. Teach us how to become friends to other men and women who are like-minded, committed to each other, in love, mature married couples that will hold the “light” of Marriage to a godly standard. Hold us accountable to all things marriage and teach us to be truthful in love, and patient in all things covenant vows. Friendship is how Faith, Love, Hope and Patience are cultivated. Teach us how to build these characteristics within our lives so that we can build godly friendships that are built on solid foundations. Thank you for allowing us to be friends in our Marriage and building friendships that last over time. Thank you for building our character as husband and wife, and how we can become the best of Friends each and every day, In Jesus Name, Amen~

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