I have prayed for my husband’s salvation now going on 18 years. Wow, 18. There are times, day, weeks, dare I say months that I just feel like my daily prayer, “Lord, I ask for the salvation of my husband. I ask for the Holy Spirit to indwell in his heart. Jesus, save my husband today. Amen.” I just feel like they bounce off the ceiling.
“God, are you too busy to listen today?”
“God, why is it taking so long?”
"God, why don’t I see you doing anything in his life to draw my husband closer to you?”
I wonder if some of you have felt like this.
Today, I heard that still small voice in my spirit, “Oh ye, of little faith.”
I realized that God is very active in a constant way in the life of my husband. Things happen around him that I am not always privileged to see. However, today the Lord showed me that He does not remain silent. My husband’s salvation is not dependent on what I do or say. God often uses other people and Jesus is capable of saving my man without my help…. thank you very much.
Today my husband forwarded an email he received from a friend. I can’t impress enough about how this particular email has more power than 10 sermons my husband might hear. It was an email from a close friend who took a chance and shared his faith. God is not silent.
Oh forgive me Father for ever thinking you are.
Here is a portion of the email which stirred my heart.
GOD’S GREATEST COMMANDMENT
God gives us peace and joy when our focus is truly loving God first and loving others second (instead of focusing on our perceived needs). When we obey this great commandment, God takes care of our needs for us. Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40
As believers we are good about obeying the “Great Commission” of sharing the gospel, and yet Jesus’ “Great Commandment” is often overlooked. You see, God did not say "think about yourself, get that now, take care of this, worry about that.......", but He did command us to love Him above all, and love others like ourselves. When we obey His “Great Commandment” fully, we can then trust Him to provide for our needs according to His abundant grace and perfect will! When we accept God's provisions for us with thanksgiving and praise, we are freed from the cares of this world. ~Aurelio F. Barreto III, January 2009
My husband's friend sent a portion of Aurelio's testimony. It is fantastic. Have a wonderful week. Be Blessed, Lynn
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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!