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Monday, May 16, 2016

Pray for Marriages (God’s Perfect Plan)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As women have become stronger, more independent, self-supportive, and fulfilled, conversely (and somewhat in response) men seem to have become more complacent, less motivated, less protective, more dependent.  However, in fair balance, some women have focused so much on their career development that they have lost sight of the beauty and importance of motherhood. As a result, they have become absentee mothers similar to men throughout the decades who were so focused on their careers that they became absentee fathers.  Stating the obvious, this is not healthy for children let alone a marriage.  A relationship suffers when a couple unyokes, becoming two people with individual goals. 

Husbands, love your wives, and avoid any bitterness toward them. Ephesians 3:19

You husbands should live with your wives in understanding, showing honor to the weaker female sex, since we are joint heirs of the gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Finally, … be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult; but on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:7-9

The Lord has a beautiful plan for each one of us that incorporates the beauty of our womanhood or manhood.   We were made different for a purpose. When we fulfill God’s will for us, 1+1=3. 

Everyone should live as the Lord has assigned, just as God called each one. 1 Corinthians 7:17

Let us pray that we allow ourselves some daily quiet time with the Lord and ask Him how we can be all that he created us to be. Whatever he may have called you to, may He be the third person in your marriage and show you how you can glorify him by fulfilling his plan for your marriage.

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

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