Pray that your husband will serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything.
(1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)
One more day to go with these prayers. I’ll positively miss them, not that I intend to stop praying. I’ll definitely keep praying for my intended. But when this is over, I have another challenge in the pipelines. That’s a surprise so you would have to come back here to read about it. On the other hand, you could check ReviveOurHearts.com for several other prayer challenges.
About today’s prayer, I realise that obedience is not something that comes easily to a man (or to a woman for that matter). It implies a loss of control or a giving over of your will to someone else. NOBODY likes that. But what is worse I suppose, is giving over your will to someone else, allowing that person use you and faithfully obeying that person, yet getting no praise for that. What could be worse than that?
Yet God is asking it of us. He commands us to love the Lord with all our soul… and to work with enthusiasm for the Lord and not for man. What this means is don’t let it stress you if you put your all into making the church hall beautiful with flowers and no one notices or says ‘thank you’; don’t let it get to you because you gave up your vacation to stay with your aged mum so your siblings could go have fun and there wasn’t even a pat on the back; or you go out of your way for your wife or husband or anyone at all and receive little or no appreciation in return…
If you do these things as though you are doing them for the Lord and not for these people, it really will not matter if they are grateful or not because the Lord sees these things and believe me, He is no man’s debtor.
One subject my husband to be is really touchy about is appreciation. He just can’t bear it when he goes out of his way and I don’t seem to notice. Incidentally, I feel the same way too. So this prayer is really spot on.
How do you feel about not getting appreciation? Drop a comment and let me know. I’m going to do some prayer.