Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 36 and Day 37

Hello my friends I apologize for the delay in sharing life had gotten in the way it was awesome though not complaining however I have not posted since last Thursday I have however kept up with the LOVE DARE I am only going to share two for today though because otherwise it will make for a VERY long reading.
DAY 36 "Love is God's Word"
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
In this devotion it speaks of the importance of being in the word ,first and foremost ourselves however also finding a time you may read the word together as a couple. The three main points the devotion points out are as follows:
1) BE IN IT - meaning to be in the word no matter how long 10 minutes or a couple of hours it is not so much the amount of time as it is just making sure it becomes a habit to seek Him first each day period. We can only love as Christ loves and in order to have that to give back we need to be soaking it up in His word on a daily basis. His word should become to us " more desirable than gold" (psalm 19:10) .
2)STAY UNDER IT- we need to be in church as that covering staying under that authority His word is at times very deep and we need the teaching through sermons at times to allow the word to be explained in detail where we may not have understood it on our own also it is needed for accountability as well as coming together in fellowship with likeminded believers going down the same journey as you in this life.
3)LIVE IT- that we would not just be hearers of His word but doers also (James 1:22)
Those around us are always watching the world ,families, husbands, children, we ourselves need to be living out the word of God I think especially in our marriages we tend to right away point the finger and blame instead of laying ourselves aside and seeking after the Lord first and allowing Him to take care of Hubby's.
Today's Love Dare was to if your not already doing it commit yourselves to reading the word of God everyday for at least 10 minutes a day and then asking your Hubby if you two can maybe read a bit together............

ok now this brings me to DAY 37-
Love Agrees in Prayer:
"If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My
Father." Matt. 18:19
So for me this is so very hard isnt that weird I have NO PROBLEM praying in front of a crowd or kids or family or friends but with my own hubby seems so very foreign to me sad but true for some strange reason. The love dare devotion for today states that one thing that would significantly change our marriages is praying together as a couple. We are joined together in the most intimate of ways so how can we not feel the need to pray with husbands??? mmmmm good question I just dont know why maybe we dont want to show them our weakest moments maybe
there is deep bitterness toward our spouses enabling us to be comfortable to pray with them maybe they are not walking whatever the case I pray we can get there. I have started over last few weeks and I have to tell you we have grown closer than ever before and Greg knows more of an idea of where I am coming from in certain areas of my walk or life issues as well as I know his
with work or kids and challenges he has that I never thought about asking and he never thought about sharing however when your real and open praying together before the Lord these issues freely come out it is amazing. I have to say I will be very honest as the book says as well at first this felt very awkward and uncomfortable however the more we do it the less awkward and the more intimate our relationship is becoming it is wonderful.
Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether
it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns,
disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and blessings. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in Prayer yourself.

Father I PRAY YOU WOULD WORK in the hearts of everyone whom may not want to do this and bring each couple together in a time of prayer and sharing, we know your word says where two or more are gathered you are in our midst so may we all gather as a couple lifting up our request, concerns, and disagreements unto you and in doing this may each of our marriages grow more intimate and stronger in you as we allow you to be at the head of our lives Praise your holy name Lord Jesus Amen

Until Next Time,
Your Humble Servant,

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
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