Um, have I mentioned how this dare, combined with the Beth Moore and Max Lucado studies I am also doing, is a big time experience in Spiritual conviction?! 'Cause, yeah, it is. They are. It is a good thing - a GREAT thing - but Oh. My. Golly! It is kinda tough at the same time!
Yesterday we talked about how we need to be spending time in the Word. And, I do. But, really, I need it more. I have used my quiet time to do homework more than just exploring and enjoying God's love letter to me. I need to be better about that. I need to just let God love on me, and really return the favor, with not so much of an agenda.
But, ya know, I needed that.
Today we will be talking about prayer. Prayer time shared as a couple specifically, but also time spent in prayer FOR your spouse. Big, important stuff, my friends. Yesiree!
If I told you that by changing just one factor of your marriage you could increase the unity you share as a couple, as well as the chances of your marriage surviving, would you do it? Wouldn't you, at the very least, want to know what that one factor is? I know I sure would!
Any new habit can be awkward and difficult at first, but if you keep at it, the Blessings will be bountiful. I promise! You will look back on this and see how this one simple thing changed everything! And you will be so glad that you began. You may even wonder why you didn't do it sooner.
May I suggest that you very carefully pick the time of day that you choose to set for your regular prayer time. Hubby and I began our marriage with a bedtime prayer routine. This was NOT a good choice. We are not really night owls. AT ALL! I need time before bed to unwind and then I like to go to bed just as I am really ready to sleep. Any interference in that routine will keep me up for hours! Hubby has a "tilt factor" - meaning that once tilted beyond a certain angle he falls asleep nearly instantly. So, we would try to pray, he would fall asleep and I would lie awake, stewing about it, for quite a while! OR, I would fall asleep and he would get frustrates, wake me up and the fall asleep himself, leaving me awake ... Not the best possible scenario, you must agree!
However, we have since discovered (sadly, after quite a long time where we prayed together at meals and in specific instances, and that was just about it) that mornings are a good time for us to pray together. Usually we come before God together before the first one leaves the house in the morning. And, I cannot tell you how that has Blessed our days ever since.
Did I mention, you will not be sorry?!
See ya tomorrow!