When I wrote my post Saturday about BIG FAITH, I had no idea the response it would get. I simply put to the page what God seemed to be saying to my heart.
Turns out He’s saying it so many right now. There are now 20 people on my list. And as I said in my post, I commit to praying for each one to have BIG FAITH for 2011.
What amazes me even more is that all your comments convicted me that I was not completely embracing what God was asking us and then I was convinced that God really and truly is up to something BIG here.
He wants more. He wants us to trust him like we never have before in ALL areas of our lives. But today, I want to address the one that is so critical to us who live with an unbelieving spouse.
Years ago, I did the Experiencing God study by Henry Blackaby. I will never forget the moment I sat there, doing my homework and came across this verse:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6
God chose this moment and this Scripture to make very clear that I was not in control of when my husband would come to faith—that my husband’s choice to embrace faith (or not) would not be due to anything I had done right or wrong. No, it would be completely up to God as to the how, when, why, what and where.
This was the most liberating of moments. Suddenly I felt released from burden of saving my husband. I can’t. Never could, never will be able to. Only God can do that. And He is more than able!
So here is a first step in our journey to BIG FAITH—BELIEVE God for your spouse’s future, whatever that may be. Entrust your man into God’s hands and just say, “Lord, I believe YOU for whatever you have planned for my husband. I KNOW You are bigger and stronger than his unbelief.”
Now walk forward in the faith that God has this completely under control and enjoy your spouse for who he is and where he’s at right now. Jesus will most definitely be there. You can BELIEVE that.
Praying and believing,
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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.