For seven days they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria, so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel. — Ezra 6:22
This story in Ezra 6 is most fascinating. An order by King Darius to search the archives led to the discovery of a decree made by King Cyrus that the temple be rebuilt. Once found, King Darius ordered the Temple be finished.
As I read this, one thought went through my head. If God can change the attitude of a king (especially self-centered and prideful ones) then…
God can change the attitude of anyone.
God can change the heart of anyone.
God can change unbelief to belief in anyone.
Let’s praise God for being stronger than anything we face, including our spouse’s unbelief. And let’s BELIEVE this kind of change is possible in our precious loved ones as well as within ourselves.
We praise you, Lord, for your greatness and your gentleness. Forgive our unbelief and help us BELIEVE! Us, and our unbelieving loved one. We give you all the glory. In Christ’s powerful name, amen!
Praying and believing,
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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!