Posts #1-35 have been focused prayers for God's institution of marriage. Of course - there had to some people within my circle of influence that I love ---that are having some marital problems. So, I believed God was calling me to focus on praying for marriages. But I also believe there are people reading this that I am NOT aware of and THEY needed to hear from God and know - HE created marriage.
I got confirmation many times after I started this, that I was within God's will to be a writing prayers for marriage. I have tried to be mindful of what the Holy Spirit is speaking to me and tonight ...
What keeps coming into my head is today....
Does she realize WHAT she is giving up?
Does he realize WHAT he is giving up?
God brought another couple into our path this week.
They are young, with 2 small children and another one on the way. Extreme hurt has befallen on both sides of this marriage and there was a shocking death of a family member as well-- which has added to the hurt.
But tonight, they - WANT to seek healing. And I get to speak life into her and encourage her and believe WITH her .....that her husband can be restored and redeemed as well.
I got to thinking, as I spoke with her this evening -- DOES he realized how special she is? Does he realize WHAT she has decided to do to obey God, save her marriage, and bless her children? Does he realize how hurt she is?
When my husband and I were in the middle of our crisis of faith and we were separated, I would lay awake in my bed- ALONE- and just talk and talk to God and give him my list....
Does he get it Lord? Will you please SEND him another man to speak to him and REMIND him of what he is missing?
Lord, would you PLEASE have another speak to him -- and shout at him, "what the hell were you thinking?".....
And then, Lord, please send him someone to speak life into him....
I mean, at first I had a lot of anger, then sadness, and then finally release and then forgiveness...but my human flesh wanted a PERSON fighting for me....the verse from Exodus 14.14, which I quote often, God will fight for me, I need only be still.....WAS JUST NOT pleasing my flesh.
It is a process and I had to walk through it -- thankfully God was right there each and every moment.
But God is always there and HE knows everything -- HE never leaves us, it is us that leave Him.
And I know now God did send the right people to him and some of them did ask him..what are you thinking?
So tonight's prayer is simple again -