The heart of any society is the family unit, and the husband and wife are at the core of God’s building block. That is the reason the relationship between a husband and a wife are under attack today.
God ordained His church to be a symbol of the marriage between one man and one woman. Christ is supposed to be the Head of the marriage, just as He is ordained to be the Head of The Church.
In my previous work; I had a chance to minister to pastors who were visiting the prayer mountain in order to pray. These were very devout men of God who were married in most cases, and their wives were minding their churches while they were away for a month or so.
The one question that I asked them was, “Do you pray with your wife?”
They usually said, “No”. That was such a surprise to me as my whole life after my tremendous conversion in 1972 revolved around prayer.
I do not think that I would have ever survived all of the trials and afflictions that I went through if I had not totally relied upon prayer.
I always prayed with my daughter and then later; I had a wonderful prayer partner who is a tent maker, and we pray every morning by phone for about one hour.
How great it is to have a sincere prayer partner who will be in agreement with each other. There is exponential power in your prayers as you are in God’s love, unity and agreement. It is life-changing.
When a Christian gets married, that person has an instant prayer partner, and a small church. They have all of the potential to grow, mature and multiply as they abide in The Vine, Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus must always be at the center of our prayers, as praying
His will is crucial. As Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Take This cup from Me, but not My will but Thine be done”. In the final analysis; we must always realize that God’s will and our Father always know what is best.
I learned over many years that so many Christian ministers were missing out on the awesome power that they had at their disposal. It is very convenient for a husband and wife to be their own prayer partners on a daily basis.
Praying together is a bonding exercise, and it brings tremendous, positive results as God honors the holy Covenant of Marriage greatly. When God is at the center of the prayers of the husband and wife; a threefold cord is formed which cannot be easily broken no matter how difficult the circumstances.
There is nothing impossible for a husband and wife that pray together daily. All things “are” possible as they exercise their faith and trust in God through their daily prayers.
I always tried to encourage these pastors to go back home and pray with their wives. I think for those not accustomed to pray with their spouse; it could be awkward at first, but if they continue on; it will become their most intimate, and blessed time of each day.
“How can husbands and wives meet each other’s needs?”
They can meet each other’s need through their prayers for one another. I have never found any challenge, problem or attack that could not be overcome through this method of praying for one another. We are commanded to pray for one and another, and it is an honor to pray for the needs of your spouse.
Lift up the needs of your spouse, and watch as the answers come in. It is very exciting and rewarding to experience God’s faithfulness as He brings in His promises with your faith, patience and prayers.
What does a godly marriage look like?
A Godly marriage looks like a beautiful Wedding Cake with the bride and groom standing on the top. The bride and groom are triumphant in their marriage, and if they place God at the center and at the head; they will never fail.
A marriage that is ordained and blessed by almighty God will be a glorious example of God’s own relationship with His beloved Church. It will be a blessing to all those who perceive it, and it will bring honor and glory to The Lord Jesus Christ as it grows in Him.
Why should God always be kept at the center?
The reason that God must always be kept at the center and head of your marriage is because the marriage is and has always been under satanic attack.
The marriage, the family and all of our society are under siege during these current end times.
We cannot combat these assaults without the power of The Holy Spirit, and without the power of almighty God. We must give our lives, our marriages, our families, our churches and our countries unto the Lord for His protection, peace and so that He can bring in the leaders that He chooses. God knows the beginning and the end, and He alone can bring the victory in any given situation.
Our God is all-knowing, all-powerful and omnipresent. He will always assist those who trust and put their total faith in Him. He alone is worthy of our trust and faith as He proved His love for each and every one of us on the cross.
If we abide in Him, and He abides in us; we will continue to grow up in Him and into His image. The wonderful golden key is prayer.
The family was designed to multiply; just as the church should be multiplying. We can only multiply as we abide in The Vine Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray that all of your men and women of God will abide in Your Son Jesus Christ, and we will grow up into maturity, and we will bear much fruit for Your Kingdom, honor and glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen, amen and amen.