How do your survive and thrive in marriage? My mister and I are coming up on three years in October, and I’ve learned a lot about praying for him through these three years. Prayer is such a vital connection in our relationship to the One who loves us like no other, who desires our hearts above all else, and who pursues us when we don’t feel loved.
Nehemiah is a book in the Old Testament that talks of a servant of the Lord who pursued fighting for his people and the land. He worked against strong opposing odds and diligently worked on the task He knew was of the Lord.
How much more does something describe marriage?
Marriage is between two sinning servants of the Lord. In marriage, both partners are sinners. If you need more information, just watch how you interact with your spouse – there you go. I’m a great sinner – see it everyday in how I communicate with and fail to love my Mister.
Marriage is a fight – it is a battle. Yes, there are opposing people who want to see your marriage destroyed. Look at media, news, the world, even some in the church (as we see the divorce rate just as high in the church as out of the church). This world glamorizes the wedding – but not so much the marriage.
This task of marriage is from the Lord. The Lord designed marriage ultimately for his glory and to show a lost world the glory of the Gospel. The only way to survive and thrive in marriage is with the Lord on your side!
In the series of e-books I’m doing – devotional, prayer guides for wives to use to pray for their husbands – Nehemiah is here! You can get it free by clicking and downloading. I’m thankful for Amy, Jeanie, and Laura who helped this one come together. Eric – thank you for reading it and being blessed by it.
Love your marriage. Love God. Pray for your spouse. And if you aren’t married ladies – pray for your future spouse (if God so wills) now!