Dear Lord, Marriage is a beautifully intricate journey. Despite our deep love and adoration for each other, we encounter challenging days. We sometimes argue, disagree,
Sex is a word that holds so much connotation. And this one word contains a universe of emotion and impression; some positive, some negative, even some destructive. It can come with pleasure, excitement, intimacy and familiarity, but also fear, pain, guilt, and loneliness. How can one little, three letter word carry with it so much power and weight? Maybe it’s because this was God’s design, that sex would not be something to be viewed lightly, but was meant to be held in the highest regard.
We may not see the little things that we do every day as important: scrolling on our phones, what we eat, and how we put the kids to bed. All of this can seem very minor day-to-day. But these daily rituals and habits and small moments are already a significant portion of your life. Recognizing this truth is the first step. Figuring out how to work it out for our good now- that’s something that can cause dramatic change.
When a husband prays for his wife, he opens the gates of heaven and carries her over the threshold, directly into the throne room of God. When a husband prays for his wife, he prays for himself, since they are one. When a husband prays for his wife, he lays himself down in order to raise her up. The question is, will he pray?
Oswald Chambers once said, “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.”
What would our marriages look like and experience if we committed to a habit of prayer, surrendering to the Lord before any storm, listening to Him and letting Him lead us day in and day out, with our eyes set on Him?