Is it not a funny thing that when you make a commitment to something, anything that can divert you from that course happens? I know Will Edward in his book 7 Keys to Success said that when you make a commitment, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve that end. But just as there is the ying and the yang, there are always equal and opposing forces in everything.
I just wrote the post on today’s prayer for my husband to be (h2b) and for clarification I’ll quote the prayer again:
Pray that your husband will be patient and a man of peace. Pray that he will not give in to anger, but will allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses
(31 Days of Praying for your Husband: Day 19)
Well, I posted that and prayed the prayer and guess what happened? We go out together and for one reason or the other h2b and I have a misunderstanding and he yells at me…!
We quarrel, we argue, we disagree and have misunderstandings; we never yell.
Before I could form a proper expression the prayer came to my mind and I also remembered the brief post that accompanied it; So I knew it was the devil trying to throw a spoke in my wheel, or maybe it was just a test.
Anyway, I decided to keep quiet and not say anything. Instead I began to pray. You see, the prayer started breathing; it took up a life of its own. I was not just praying because some devotion said to pray. Uh uh. I was now praying because something needed to be done. But more than that, I also prayed for peace inside me (because I was really mad at him).
I guess sometimes we need to experience some things literally in order to spice up our prayers with passion.