I would reluctantly like to share with you a lesson in prayer I received several years ago. Leaving my house in anger after holding my wife to a high standard I pulled out into the highway assuming a car that had stopped for me was being patient as I waited for the opposite lane to clear. Actually the driver’s patience had lapsed and when I hit the gas he was working his way around me and I dented his 20 year old bumper, adding a minor scar to his battle proven bomber. Realizing that five years of surcharges was something that seemed so unjust I called on the One who had paid for my sin and had helped me countless times in moments like this.
Fifteen minutes later I was wondering what happened. Why was the other driver so merciless? Then came the “ahah” moment! I had just left my lovely wife rattled by my harsh words. Was it related? I decided at the moment that if I was going to pay this injustice for five years I would get my monies worth and learn to be slower to anger by realizing my own shortcomings.
1 Peter 3:7 tells us:
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
Apparently our Father takes notice how we treat our loved ones!
Let us pray for marriages at GNBC, for peace and love to flow. Let us pray for those marriages especially that are struggling to survive, that compassion, truth and forgiveness will overcome every obstacle. Let us pray that hearts will turn to each other and the Spirit of God will miraculously do what is impossible with men. And let us pray for the same for parent child relationships! Our God is so willing to answer this prayer!
Be blessed and be a blessing!