Monday, November 12, 2007

Whatever it Takes

Last week Dineen wrote an article at Spiritually Unequal Marriage called The Most Dangerous Prayer. That same day I journaled about this. I've been feeling the Lord's prompting to share this with my blog readers.

At first I resisted (which is why it is a week later and I'm just now posting this.) I argued that this is just something too personal for me to share. Then the Lord reminded me how I am at times frustrated and lonely feeling because I think I'm going through things that others are not. We keep these "private" things hidden from the world and so many times we may be going through the same things, but thinking we are in it all alone. Yes, we have God. But He created us for fellowship with one another and tells us to bear one another's burdens.

So with that said, here is the prayer I journaled that day and the response the Lord gave me. I pray it gives someone else comfort, peace and the courage to step out in faith.

I strongly recommend you read Dineen's post first The Most Dangerous Prayer

Father,
I am falling to my knees asking what I have always been afraid to ask in the past. Asking for the one thing that matters more to me than anything else aside from You. I'm completely surrendering my husband to You, trusting in You fully to take us both through whatever lies ahead. Lord, I am asking that You do whatever it takes to bring my beloved to saving knowledge of You, to a full relationship with You as his Lord and Savior

These are the verses the Lord gave me in response to my prayer

Ephesian 3:16-19
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Amen! I am agreeing with you in prayer right now for your husband.

I am so glad to find another RHOP blogger! I had no idea ... maybe we'll meet someday.

Lynn said...

Oh Amen,
I am praying this too. Yes, you should share this with Dineen. It would encourage her greatly.

I am going to email you now. Hugs,