"She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life."- Proverbs 31:12
I don't know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time praying for my husband as much as I should. When I forgot to pray for him, I am not doing the good that I need to do for him. It is such an awesome privilege and responsibility given to us as wives and we need to make sure that we are taking full advantage of the opportunity to pray.
I know that my husband, just like any of us, is tempted by Satan is some area every day. Can you imagine how much more equipped he would be if I esteemed him in prayer? Personally, if I knew someone was taking time to pray for my temptations every day, I would feel more capable to stand and fight. Yes, I know that ultimately God is the one who battles for us. I'm just saying that it helps. Prayer helps all of us. Without prayer we have lost the relationship that God desires for each of us. Prayer and His word are the foundation of our faith.
Having said this, I would like to post a challenge for all women. If you are married, then you can pray for your husband specifically. If you are single, you can pray for the man that God might bring into your life. The verse in proverbs says she brings him good ALL the days of her life. Pray that he would allow God to shape and mold him to be the man that you need him to be.
All of us can pray for the state of marriage in our country.
God has given them a great task of leading our families. Let's come together and lift up our men.
OK, so the challenge was an idea from Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She is the founder of Revive Our Hearts Ministries. (Her original challenge was a combination of the two separate ones she has now on her website. I'm going to go ahead and combine the two together.) For the next 31 days you will pray for a specific need in your husband's life. The topics will be posted here every day. Also, you have to say one nice thing to your husband and to someone else about your husband every day. Lastly, and this might be the hardest part :), you cannot say anything negative to your husband or to anyone else about your husband. We want to spend this next month lifting them up and encouraging them.
I have tried to do this a few times on my own and failed. I didn't have accountability and I fizzled out a few weeks into the challenge. I thought trying it on the web with other women would bring accountability. We could also encourage one another in this journey. God can do a great work in our marriages if we let Him in!
If you would like to do this challenge and cannot check this website every day, you can go here to print the downloadable PDF. You can print this off and follow along with us. Please hear my heart: This not about coming here to read what I have to say. This is about bringing glory and honor to God through our marriages. It is all about Him!
Are you up for the challenge?
(Please feel free to leave any comments. I would rather this be an open discussion. You all are very wise and I would love to hear what you have to say!)
Posted by Amanda