I love how God does things in such a way as to gently direct my heart towards Him in all things. I’ve just posted about soil and how we can be a tree of life. Now here in this challenge, it talks about farmers and soil. I know that this chapter has touched my heart in a way that may not have happened if I hadn’t been praying and thinking on soil. Being ranchers, and since it is harvest time, this is really on my heart right now. Thank you Lord!
I have seen the power of prayer in my life and in the lives of others – I know its greatness! I LOVE praying – it’s God’s little gift to me. However, I can say that with the busyness of my life lately – my morning time has been replaced by much needed sleep. I have made a point lately to get my sleep at other times and recommit to morning time…my life just doesn’t function without it!!!
A farmer can prepare the soil, plant the seed, water and nurture it, keep it free from weeds – but he can not demand it to bear fruit! Isn’t that what we do sometimes? We think that once we plant the seed, it’s ours. We think that if we demand it to flourish, it will. Our job is simply to plant the seed, give it water and give it to GOD. Oh dear friends, can’t He do a much better job at changing your spouse than you can? You can plant the seed and share your heart, you can nurture it with prayer but you can’t DEMAND him/her to change.
Prayer. It’s the answer to all questions. Pray for his heart. Pray for her thought life. Pray for his attitudes, his work, his responsibilities to God. Pray for her as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to Christ. Prayer. I love this chapter and I’m not taking it lightly.
Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.
Dear friends, prayer is intimate. You are covered by the covenant and what you pray for your spouse is like no other prayer. Dedicate your heart to his or hers – give your marriage wholly to Him and see what HE wants your harvest to look like.
May He breath beauty into your heart today dear ones.
From My Heart to Yours,