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A Call to Confession, Repentance, and the Gospel

April really hit the nail on the head with this prayer of her’s

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I’d like to invite you to pray with me, my precious brothers and sisters!

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Almighty God,

“Blessed be Your glorious Name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship You.” Nehemiah 9:5b-6

First, we must admit and confess our sins. Break our heart for these sins, let us truly weep together over them, Lord! We humble ourselves on our…

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Prayer Adjustment

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Isn’t it interesting how God places people, places or things in moments to help redirect your thinking or feelings in a moment?

I will confess….

I’ve been having a negative attitude lately.  I think that I have been trying to control situations and things that I have almost zero control over….and because of that I have created a cycle of frustration within my heart.  I’ve even had moments where I have been trying to give God my advice rather than my prayers.

I am up way too early for a weekend morning.  It is quiet in the house.  Just me, the cat (could be a whole blog post one day) and a cup of coffee.  I am presented with a blog post from the Peaceful Wife titled “A Call To Prayer For Our Husbands” (http://peacefulwife.com/2015/02/07/a-call-to-prayer-for-our-husbands/).   She writes:  “The key is – I must be a righteous person before…

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Pray About Everything

Yep.

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Call to me in times of trouble. I will save you, and you will honor me. Psalm 50:15

Want to worry less? Then pray more!

Rather than look forward in fear—in worry—look to God. Jesus taught people that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.

Paul told believers, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

James said, “Are any among you suffering? Keep on praying about it!”

Regarding prayer, the Bible never blushes. Rather than worry about anything, “pray about everything!”

Everything? Business meetings and stopped up toilets?

Schedules and flight delays? Procrastinations and prognostications?

Really?

Pray about everything!

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Naked Marriage

Another post worth borrowing.

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I believe that there is a “right” model of marriage and it’s actually much simpler than we may think. As a Christian, I believe in a loving God who created people and created marriage, so I also believe that His model of marriage is the best one. In the Biblical book of Genesis, we’re given the account of the first marriage. God created a couple who temporarily lived in an ideal setting with no debt, no crazy in-laws, no baggage, no stress, no fighting and last but not least…no clothing!

“Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” Genesis 2:25

When God painted this picture of a “Naked Marriage” I believe He was revealing to us something more than just sexual intimacy; He was revealing the importance of having complete transparency, vulnerability, acceptance and intimacy at every level of the relationship. I’m certainly not…

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Love Intercedes

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Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers — 3 John 2

Begin praying today for your wife’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your wife’s life and in your marriage.

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Most Popular Post Countdown – #1

Repostin this from BeStrongActLikeMen.

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#1 Romantic Need of Your Wife

“To be spiritually ministered to by her man”

He writes: “A woman wants a man eager to be her protector, someone who cares not just about her security and physical needs but also (and even more importantly) about her spirituality, the well-being of her very soul.

A husband can be a spiritual protector and advocate for his wife by praying with and for her daily, putting his arms around her, and saying, “I want to ask God to bless you. I want to take any needs you have in your life right now to the Lord. And I’m going to pray for you throughout this day.” A wise husband takes the lead in sharing Scripture and eagerly initiating conversation on spiritual issues.

A husband can contribute to his wife’s spiritual well-being by giving her some time to pursue her spiritual growth. For example, he…

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Biblical Foundations of Marriage

More to meditate on for husbands from Greg’s blog.

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For some time now, I have wanted to provide a series of posts on the blog that look at the verses in the Bible that provide the foundation for what we believe about marriage. We started with several posts looking at the gospel and sexuality. We will now start to look at the gospel and marriage.

Once again, I want to state that most of this material will be coming from a Secret Church on Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel by David Platt from 2011. I highly recommend that if you want to know more about this topic that you visit www.radical.net where video streams and other materials are available for download. Additionally, I have found most of David Platt’s work to be extremely grounded on the Word and without a lot of fluff.

To begin, let’s look at several key passages from the Bible that provide the foundation…

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Praying with our wives

Reblogged from bestrongactlikemen

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“Whatever you don’t pray about in your life you leave up to chance. And that’s not good enough when it comes to your marriage and family. So there is virtually nothing that you shouldn’t consider praying for and praying about. “

Do you pray with your wife?

It is important as husbands to pray with our wives. It helps solidify the love we have for them. It builds intimacy in the marriage. Skeptical? Let’s check the statistics:

1) About one-third of all marriages between active Christian couples who attend a church at least once a week end in divorce.

2) The divorce rate of active Christian couples who regularly pray together is less than 1 percent.

We don’t have to be Bible scholars. We don’t have to be eloquent. We just need to be sincere and intentional.

Here are a couple ideas of things to pray for with your wife:

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