Devotional 8/20

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:2-8a

You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
C. JoyBell C.

Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Wonderful and majestic God, today I come before you in the name of Jesus. I’ve been thinking about romantic connections and relationships. I pray you break old soul ties, and mend previously broken hearts. We need your direction to build healthy relationships for your glory.

I pray for an increased sense of loyalty in each relationship. I pray that we can treat each other with respect at all time, spend quality time together, and respond financially to the needs which present themselves in every day life. I pray that all marriages have synergy, great communication skills, passion, romance and understanding, as they grow together.

Last night the pastor spoke about covering each other in prayer, and he touched on the verse of the married couples which are unequally yoked. Your word says that we should not yoke ourselves to unbelievers, who are blinded to the light of God and the newness of life. But as life happens, there are many husbands and wives who do not share the same faith in Christ. And although they can live together, and possibly co-parenting; it is hard enough to successfully pull through in relationships who do share the same faith. So I present both of these types of relationships to you. 

You are holy, and your will is to save the world. I pray you give those in unequal yokes, the wisdom and strategy to win their partners to Christ. As your word says, the believing partner sanctifies the unbelieving: we ask you to teach us what this means Lord. See the source image

Your expectations are that we represent you in this world, and that we become holier each day. I pray that we are able to love our partners (or futures ones) unconditionally, as they are but also help them become who they are meant to be. May we love our partners without making demands, and without expecting them to read our minds, in order to meet all of our needs. I pray for willingness and receptivity to make the efforts necessary to meet each others needs.

I pray that we are able to see our partners as you see them. I present the imperfections present in each of us, and those present in our partners, may we see the good qualities in each other. May we grow in love and support each other in the process. I also pray for faith to increase in their lives, and that they may strength in prayer. 

You sacrificed heaven, and your seat of majesty to become a human being. You were practically chose to be a wanderer, having no place to lay your head. You laid your life down from us, experiencing a terrible death so that we can grow and be free. Your love never fails, does not boast, does not envy, and keeps no record of wrongs. You even endure our wrongs against you, and take it as an opportunity to show us love. 

I look forward to seeing great and awesome relationships in the body of Christ. Bless us all Lord. You bring the dead to life God, and I present all relationships to you Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.

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