On marriage & thriving this season

Unity

Ephesians 4:2-3
“…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

“Dear God, we pray that we would be eager to maintain unity in our home. Teach us to bear with each other in love in every circumstance we face. Thank you that in every decision and situation we have Your Word as our guide. In areas where the enemy would try to divide us, our finances, our careers, our times, our priorities, we pray that we seek Your will above our personal requests. Replace selfishness with humility, resentment with compassion, anger with gentleness, and conflict with peace. Make us one, Lord, in every area and in every decision. We submit our agenda for Your greater purpose. We let down our guard, surrender our desires and rely on Your strength to bind us together for Your eternal glory. Let our union exude Your presence and grow in us as a testimony of Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ most precious name we pray, Amen.” -from Tony Evans’ 30 Days of Marriage Prayers

(This is the prayer that I desperately need recently.)

I want to glorify God in/with our marriage. (the big picture of life! not just the day-to-day surviving and enjoying the misery pleasures that the world gives)

“Thrive” song by Casting Crowns came on my iTunes playlist today and it really speaks of what my prayer for this season of spring and post-Easter bring. Praying that I will have a renewed spiritual vigour as I draw regularly from the Word of God–the stream of living water and pray more.

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry

So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire
Just to know You and to make You known

We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide

We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Into Your word we’re digging deep
To know our Father’s heart
Into the world we’re reaching out
To show them who You are

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