Marriage Armor for the #PrayingBride
Lord, I want to be a wife who brings praise and glory to You. I pray this in Jesus’ name. AmenTweet This
From the Bible
- God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. Ephesians 1:12
Applying the Bible to Marriage
When the Bible verse starts with “God’s purpose was” we know we need to pay attention. What was God’s purpose? It was for the Jews (the first to trust Him) to praise Him and spend their lives pointing others to Him.
We may not be the Jews, but we know that God is to be praised for all that He has done for us. We know that we are to live our lives pointing to the WOW of Him in our circumstances.
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:16
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1
When we praise God and give glory to Him, we are a great encouragement to our husbands. We are letting out light shine.
The Holy Spirit has been drawing my attention to the tone of my conversations lately. My eyes have been focused on some difficult circumstances and so has my mouth. I’m not saying that it’s wrong to talk about what’s wrong. But I began to realize that I was not offering uplifting words as well. I was not presenting the reality of the situation – that while this might be a hard day, week or month, God is still doing amazing things for us.
Us girls are good at processing life out loud. We talk about it to other people until it makes sense to us. This is not a bad thing, but it is very important that we are talking about it with someone who is listening to the Lord and ready to help you see God in midst of the crisis or chaos. Otherwise, you might talk about it to someone who will add more fuel to your “flesh.” Remember Romans 8:6 —
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
I’m so thankful for great friends who help me pursue God in the hard things. I’m grateful I can call more than a handful of women and ask them to pray for me so that I can find my way back to praising God in the midst of the situation I’m dealing with.
Do you have those friends? Does your husband help you with this?
In some situations, the issue is very private and you can’t just talk about it like you want to. And sometimes, it is very hard to share your burdens without dishonoring the other person.
This week, I’m digging deeper into my friendship with God. I want to learn to process my frustrations with Him first. I know that He will hear me and give me His perfect wisdom on the matter.
Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:22
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
May God anoint our mouths to be constantly drawing our husband’s attention to the goodness of God!