Dear Lord, it’s a new day and a new week, and I look to You to be Lord over all of it. I thank You for being not only able, but also willing to supply the strength, courage, and wisdom I need for new challenges. You promise to be beside me, and You are also before me, making a way. Help Your indescribable love to overflow out of my life. Help it to touch the people You have placed in my path. Direct my words and my actions so that they are a reflection of that same love. Continue reading “Monday Morning Prayer”
“Love Like This,” by Lauren Daigle, puts into words a question that comes to our minds when we think about how blessed we are to be loved by God in the amazing way He loves us: “What have I done to deserve love like this?” We can’t earn it, and we can’t do enough to be worthy of it. He just loves us because that’s who He is. Continue reading “Love Like This by Lauren Daigle”
I’m delighted to share with you a post I wrote that was published today on http://www.wieldtheword.me. Jana Carlson’s series, “Women Wielding the Word,” is comprised of guest writers sharing how the Bible can impact our lives.
Here is Jana’s intro: I haven’t received a lot of love letters. I’m the “word person” in our marriage. (My husband declares his love for me in many other ways!) But if I did get a love letter, you can be sure I’d drop everything to read it immediately, if possible. If I had to wait to read it, my thoughts would still be fixed on the precious message inside.
Have you ever thought of the Bible as God’s love letter to you? Continue reading “Guest Post – The Love Letter You Don’t Want to Miss”
Earlier this month, I shared some prayers for husbands (or wives!) from Ephesians 1, Click here for the link, and now I would like to share some based on Ephesians 2. Prayers for Your Husband Ephesians 2
(In May and June, I shared some prayers from the book of James, chapter 1. Here are the links for all three of the PDFs – PDF #1 Prayers from James, PDF #2 Prayers from James, PDF #3 Prayers from James)
Have you enjoyed these prayers? Have you printed them out to use as bookmarks or to tape up somewhere that will remind you to keep your husband in prayer? I would love to hear from you! Continue reading “Prayers For Your Husband (Based on Ephesians 2)”
Marriage can be full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. But it is a team effort (husband, wife, and Jesus!) and nothing can match how rewarding a marriage relationship is.
Praying with and for your spouse can make a powerful difference. Personally, I would describe it as a gamechanger for my husband and me.
In May and June, I shared some prayers from the book of James, chapter 1. Here are the links for all three of the PDFs – PDF #1 Prayers from James, PDF #2 Prayers from James, PDF #3 Prayers from James
Now I would like to share with you some prayers that you can pray for your spouse based on Ephesians chapter 1. But before you scroll down to read them, here is a prayer for each one of you: Lord, I pray for the people who read these prayers and lift their spouses up in prayer. Touch their marriages, Lord. Reveal to them a way where they previously thought a way did not exist. Renew their hope in You and Your ability to strengthen their relationship. Give them a fresh perspective on how to celebrate You, celebrate each other, and celebrate the gift of marriage. In Your name, Amen.
Below you will find three sections of Ephesians 1 and a prayer that goes with each one. Click here for a PDF containing these prayers! You can print them out to use as a bookmark or tape them to your mirror, etc. (More prayers based on Ephesians will be coming, so be looking for those.) Continue reading “Prayers for Your Husband (based on Ephesians 1)”
There is a specific prayer I’ve been consistently lifting to God for the last year.
Sometimes, I ask Him to give me just a tiny glimpse of a sign that He is hearing my prayer and working in this situation.
Sometimes I feel renewed in my belief that the answer is on its way. Sometimes I don’t, and then my prayer is punctuated with tears.
Sometimes I consider taking a break from praying about this specific situation because I convince myself God is sick of hearing about it.
Sometimes I believe His perceived silence means that other parts of the plan are getting set in motion.
Sometimes I believe He is developing a characteristic in me that I need to be equipped with to better handle the answer to the prayer once it comes.
And sometimes I conclude my prayer with, “Lord, I trust You, but…,” along with a variety of the following options: but I don’t see You working, but I don’t get why it’s taking so long, but maybe I heard You wrong, but maybe my prayer is on the bottom of Your list.
This morning was one of those times. Continue reading “I Trust You, But…”
That one hurt, Lord. It came from nowhere and it felt like how I imagine a punch in my gut would feel.
What in the world was she talking about? Where in the world did she invent that story and the details that kept perpetuating it in her mind? Why in the world would she say that? How in the world had I offended her?… And when in the world are You going to take the pain away?
Questions are swirling, feelings are spiraling, emotions are spinning…and tears? They are streaming.
I want to forget about it, but my insecurity insists on reminding me.
Lord, please refresh my memory with the truths You have impressed upon my heart in the midst of past hurts. Remind me that Your opinion about me is the one that is most important. Remind me that Your Word is the final one, and it declares I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Remind me that You are for me and have wonderful plans for my life. Remind me that You are still working on me, and if I surrender to Your plan for my life, You will weave more and more of Your character into my decisions, my actions, and my words.
Lord, help me to remember that I, too, have said things about others that I am not proud of. Continue reading “That One Hurt, Lord”