Welcome back to Weekend Devotions at Spiritually Unequal Marriage! Lynn and I are hoping and praying these weekend devotionals will encourage you to keep walking with our mighty Saviour and persevere through whatever you may be facing today. Please let us know how we can be praying for you.
Hugs and blessings,
I started reading my Bible from the beginning again with the New Year. I try to do this each year, and I am always amazed how God will bring out new truths from Scripture I've read several times. To me that's what makes the Bible relevant and living!
In Genesis 24, Abraham sends his chief servant back to the his homeland to get a wife for his son, Isaac. This servant, who we never know by name, obeys his master and makes the journey. Once there, he prays for God to show him who He has chosen to be Isaac's wife.
Verse 15 says, "Before he had finished praying, ..." This stood out to me when I read it, because I have to say, my clearest answers to prayer have come before I've even finished my prayer. I could completely identify with this unnamed servant.
Verse 45 confirms that the servant understood God's quick answer when he tells Laban and Rebekah how God answered his prayer. He says it himself, "Before I finished praying in my heart, ..."
Normally I rely on three areas to confirm or debunk what I think God is telling me. His Word, the advice of trusted Christian friends, and prayer. But when God has answered me in such a manner, it is clear and strong. And I cherish the times He's given me such clear answers.
Throughout the Bible, we witness again and again how God hears prayers and answers them. Sometimes immediately, as in the case of Abraham's servant. Other times, God answers but the results aren't seen until years later, like Sarah waiting for the birth of Isaac.
But first and foremost, we can witness in those sacred pages that God does hear us and knows what's best for us. That's a promise represented by the very presence of his Son, Jesus.
Precious Lord, we are so thankful that you hear our prayers and that you've set your Son by your throne to be our intercessor. Lord, You are so awesome! We love you and want to hear what You have to say to us. Teach us to stay tuned to your voice, your Word, and your guidance. Help us to seek you daily, let our hearts be changed by your Word, and make us more like your Son everyday. In his glorious name we pray, Jesus, Amen.
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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!