Selfishness

In living in a world that is ALL just about us and what WE want, know due to this, we MUST constantly bring ourselves before the Almighty, that in doing so, we’d continue to receive our minds being ye renewed such that, prayerfully, selfishness does not rule.

Truly, to pray for humility in every area is something that’s a continual critical need especially since the me, my, and I our fleshly nature always seeks to reign.

In fact, in an effort to pursue being selfless I’d like to challenge us all to do a study on the word humility, to be intentional about learning the Father’s heart concerning this and not just relying upon that in which we’ve heard. I will probably share my findings with you in a later post but first want to give you the opportunity to do it yourself.

Taking an introspective look at ourselves often with a heart posture for the Father to show us and what He sees will help to keep us from… and will help us to instead operate from a place of Lord your will vs. my will.

Please do take a moment to pray with me, as I pray for myself:

Father, I ask that you’d forgive me for the times that I have been selfish, stingy, unthoughtful, uncaring, unresponsive, putting my interests above my husband’s. Father I pray that you will help me to continue to humble myself under the mighty hand of You such that all that you’d will for Your son to delight in and to enjoy while he is in the land of the living, that he may receive and too be all You have called him to be in the very freedom of You. For I was created to be a help mate and so, I thank You for showing me what that looks like from Your perspective. Amen.

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Let Love ABOUND

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I love you, I love you, I love you, nowadays it’s so easy to say that we love our spouses, but yet, not show them with our actions.

However, what would the words I love you, really look like if we could not say it verbally with our mouths? Would our spouses REALLY be able to see as a result of our actions, that our actions demonstrate that we love our spouses.

I know personally, this is definitely an area I can improve in and so, one of the things I’ve begun to do, is to literally study my spouse to see, what are the things that my spouse likes and what are the things that my spouse does not like and then, I intentionally set out to please him in these particular ways.

Now make no mistake about it, of course, if I really look at the big picture all together, it would just look totally overwhelming. However, I’ve been ministering to myself lately and saying, no, I may not be able to do everything in the whole entire picture but, I CAN do something. And I have purposed in my heart to focus on that piece while at the same time thanking the Lord that each piece I do WILL contribute to the whole.
So, I’d like to encourage you as well, to begin to study your spouse such that you may minister to them in the way that’s specific to them, because in doing so you WILL be loving them even without your words.
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From the Heart of a Husband

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Wives,
It’s time for you to begin interceding on the behalf of your husband. Intercession is not going to GOD complaining about your husband. It’s ascending into the heavenly realm to the throne room of the Lord letting God show you how He sees your husband and wanting you to pray (come into agreement with)that. You see the enemy wants you to complain and murmur about your husband such that you can’t ascend. It’s time for you to see the bigger picture about your husband, to 1) find out why the enemy is trying to come so hard after him and 2) the way GOD sees him.

Do you realize that you are very, very powerful? Do you realize the authority that you have and that you are the only one in this earth who is anointed to pray breakthroughs for your husband. Not Bishop A, Apostle B, Prophet C…

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Valuable Resources for your Marriage!

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If you’re looking for some great resources to grow in your marriage with your spouse, than I’d highly recommend this material. The power of a Praying Wife by author Stormie Omartian and A Woman after God’s own Heart by author Elizabeth George
For the Father put it upon my heart to share these resources with you, because over the course of a decade in which I’ve now been married, these resources have helped me continually, time and time again in my marriage. And what I love about these anointed works, is that I don’t care how many times I have read it, every time I pick it up, it’s as though, I never read it, and I am able to glean so much from them each time. Currently, I’m on a prayer fast, where I have committed unto the Lord to intentionally, pray for my husband for a certain amount of time before I even eat, and this has really been awesome for me to do. In doing so, I have used Storminie Omartians book and it has just been so rich.
Please do let me know, if you get these resources and how they, as well impact your life. I can guarantee they will if, you indeed, have a teachable spirit and are ready to be taught by the Lord yet, again and again.

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If you are looking for a ministry that can support your marriage read this!

Blessings People of God,

If you are looking for a ministry that can really support your marriage I’d highly like to encourage you to go to this website being, realgodlylove.com and definitely check this ministry out. Anthony and I just attended a marriage outing this ministry hosted and I am here to say, that it was such a blessing and so refreshing! For both me and Antony were able to fellowship, have fun, hear awesome testimonies about how with God truly, nothing is impossible and just have a great time, being in an environment where we could just connect in a greater way.  What I also appreciated about this event was that it was done in a spirit of excellence, to the point where, when it was over nobody wanted to leave. Being that this is a time where our marriages are seriously in need of being ye strengthened in the Lord we need ministries such as realgodlylove.com and others therefore let’s support them and show them we appreciate their work in the Lord.

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Making the Greater Shift!

 

It’s my prayer, that I am, and I continue to become, the helpmate God has preordained for me to be. That I do, support and assist, in my God given role, constantly.

It’s my prayer, that when my husband thinks, or even looks upon me, that he is grateful unto the Lord for me.

Yes, that in his heart of hearts, in the inward hidden parts of his being, that unto him I am thought to be not a curse, not a hindrance, but instead a blessing! A vital necessity to his life and destiny.

It’s my prayer, that I die enough to myself and my own selfish desires, that I don’t jeopardize seeing the fulfillment of God’s plan manifested, in both he and I, as the one complete man, God has called us together to be.

My prayer is that there will be a hallelujah, a thank you Jesus, in his mouth, as a result to me being in his life. Opposed to an “Oh Lord, Jesus this woman, is getting on my last nerve, please remove her.”

My prayer is that I learn to serve my husband, as if I were serving Christ Himself. Let me selah, on that one for a minute…

Yes, that I would honor Him, as the king he is.

I pray I would extravagantly love on him, that ultimately he would know that the Lord God Almighty is alive, real, and living. By just how God, operates in and through me, on His behalf.

I pray, I can perceive his needs, before it’s even asked or needed. I pray, I can continue to wow him, with the unexpected surprises to keep him always on his toes looking for more…

I pray, I am able to create a sanctuary in my home that I can continue to hear him say, “Boy, am I so glad to be home.”

I pray, when I am looked upon by him, I am a continual joy, something to be enjoyed. Instead of, “Oh Lord, why Me?”

Now though, yes, this may sound like a whole, heck of a lot, still, I know, it’s not unrealistic, because nothing is impossible with God, if I have faith the size of a mustarded seed. Thus, my prayer is signed, sealed, and delivered.

In essence, what you hear, is a woman of God, crying out for more, refusing to accept my current state, refusing to be stagnant and complacent. Amen.

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The Truth about Marriage

What I have come to discover as an absolute truth about marriage is that, marriage is all about serving. Yes, being a servant and living out a heart position of intentionally aiming to serve our spouses on a continual basis. Especially, when we are trying to have a marriage God’s way opposed to the worlds way. But yet, what I have also come to know as an absolute truth is that, serving is God’s business. Meaning, serving is something that can only come from God and His overwhelming overflow of love, and our yielding to Him to give it. And since serving can only be produced from God in its authentic form, truth is, if we are not going to the Father on a consistent basis to be loved on by Him that we may in return give it in its purest way then guess what, we’ll be giving only a form of love. And that form of love of course, is merely temporal and it constantly looks for a return in everything… In fact, loving out of a form opposed to the authentic ness of God’s love will only eventually cause us to become exhausted, hurt, disappointed, ineffective etc.  All because of again, trying to give and do in our own strength opposed to giving and doing out of the overflow we have received from the Father.

Therefore, just as I am praying for you, I am also praying for myself, that we will begin to see our need in a greater way of loving out of the overflow of that which is produced from our Heavenly Father instead of that in which we are just scraping up to give.  It is also my prayer we will give everything and do all God would have for us to do with our spouses.

May God continue to bless, strengthen and encourage you while you are on your faith journey.

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