Hey SUM family, Tiffany here!
I wanted to share with you a project that I have been working on for quite a while. ::SHHH...don't tell my husband...grin::
I didn't come up with the idea. In fact I believe I heard about it from one of the SUMites...was it you Martha?
This is a journal that I will be compiling prayers, words from the Lord that I have received, dreams, visions, words of knowledge from other people, etc for Jason. I also felt the urge to
get him a journaling Bible and write in this as well. Underline/highlight things and prayers that I've prayed for him.
I have to admit that I haven't been as faithful as I'd like to be with investing time and effort into this. There really is no deadline...this gift will be ready when the Lord says so. In my wildest dreams and prayers, I imagine giving these things to my husband as a "welcome home" gift. One day he will surrender. One day he will get baptized. One day.
I felt compelled to share this because I am beginning to understand the true power of my words.
In physically writing these things down, it is putting action behind my faith. I am able to physically have a reminder of these promises and prayers. They are seeds being planted. My tears watering and fostering their growth.
5 Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him. (Psalm 126:5-6)
I know there have been many discussions in our SUM community about tithing. I know it doesn't seem to go with what has been discussed today. Please bear with me.
It was maybe a year ago now, I was saddened that I wasn't able to give a monetary tithe to my church. Holy Spirit met me there and spoke over my heart. My tears were my tithe. Each tear shed as my heart poured out in worship was valuable; precious. Recently I saw my tears in a vision at church as bright and sparkling diamonds. It was as if they were poured out of a Tiffany and Co jewelry bag into the hands of Jesus.
I wiped my tears from my face and cupped them into my hands and raised them to Heaven.
I believe that in our SUM - the tears we are sowing now coupled with our acts of faith (prayer, petitioning, refusal to believe anything other than salvation and surrender for our spouse) are making a mighty impact in eternity.
This is not to say that it is easy...or that the outcome is what we had thought or hoped for. Our spouses still have to cooperate with Jesus. They still have to choose to surrender. However, I believe that as we sow into our loved ones, Heaven is poised to act.
Another great thing about this project is that I began to see my husband in a different light. I began to come into agreement with Heaven and declare things as though they are. Do you remember my story about the selling of our house? I saw things that Jason did on earth and declare it in Heaven as as sign of his faith. Once we (Jason in the physical and me in the spiritual) came into agreement with Heaven, the breakthrough came. I am applying this same principle in my marriage and over my husband.
I am just waiting for his breakthrough to come. I am interceding for it. I won't settle for anything less.
Let's talk in the comments. What are some ways (physical reminders, etc) that you are coming into agreement with Heaven over your spouse? Do you have some creative ideas that the Lord gave you?