Friday – That he continues to grow spiritually through the disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and quiet times. (Proverbs 4:23) We should continually focus on pursuing God’s word. Proverbs 4 discusses wisdom and more importantly that our experiences guide our daily lives and we must be diligent and work with purpose to be sure that we focus on what is truly important in this life. Our heart guides all we do and if our heart is for God then He will help to lead us down right paths. Encouraging our partners to pursue a relationship with God will help them to be strong against the temptations of this world.
- Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to encourage my husband in his daily walk with you. Help me to help him make time for your word. Help him to grow spiritually by continuing to focus on your wisdom. Lord, I ask that you call him into quiet times and guide his ways for we know that we should keep vigilant over our hearts as that is where our life starts. Amen.
Saturday – That his relationship with God will bear much fruit in his life, and that he will be a man who seeks wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 3:7, Psalm 112:1) We hear often, “fear the Lord” but what exactly does that mean? Bible commentary states that when we “fear” the Lord we understand that He is author of all things and that His wisdom goes beyond our comprehension. When we focus on God’s word we gain wisdom to make right decisions. When we seek out the will of God we know that He will pour down blessings and shower us with understanding.
- Prayer: Heavenly Father, help my husband to continue to seek out a relationship with you that he may gain wisdom and understanding from your commandments. Lord, we know that through you we will bear much fruit, we know that you are the giver of all things. Through your wisdom we can feel confident in our trials. Through your word alone are we to find strength. Amen
Sunday – That he would walk humbly with God, and would always be convicted quickly about any sin in his life. (Micah 6:8) I love how The Message translates this passage, “but He’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,” don’t take yourself seriously, take God seriously. When we humbly pursue a relationship with God we easily see what is evil and what is good. We “do what is fair and just to our neighbor.” Sin is ever present in this fallen world. God does not cause sin. God does not wish to see his creation make poor choices but alas, we are not robots, we are free to make our own way in this world. The closer we draw to Him the more we are able to make right decisions.
- Prayer: Lord, I ask that you help my husband, through his pursuit of you, to recognize and shun evil ways. I pray that he continues to focus on loving his neighbor and doing good for the work of your kingdom. I ask that you guide his heart ever toward yours, Lord, that he may truly understand what you desire for us and to lead his life for your will alone. For we know that you are the giver of all things good. Amen.