By Norma Miller
November 1, 2016
There are very few things as powerful as praying women. The tenacity of a woman praying for those she loves is a force to be reckoned with! Today I would like to address something that can hinder this force.
Do you ever feel like you are praying and praying to no avail? One of the most powerful forces in making sure your prayers bring change is to make sure your heart is properly aligned with the Lord. I'll give you an example. For years I have prayed that my husband's priorities would be lined up with God’s, that he can keep God first, me second, the children third, etc. But for years this has been an area where the enemy keeps attacking our family in one way or another, bringing much frustration and hurt.
Now, you would surely think God would honor such an amazing prayer, wouldn't you? But God hit me squarely between the eyes when He reminded me of Matthew 6:33, which says, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Not only did I have my focus on getting all my work done and beautifying our home (both are really good things in their own place), but I did not give my husband the priority in my heart and in our home that was rightfully his. You see, how can God move to answer my prayer to help my husband with his priorities if mine are not lined up to His Word?
Many times I became frustrated and angry that I as the wife needed to be the strong one and do what is right first, but really, I needed my viewpoint changed just a bit to see that when we first make sure that our hearts are properly aligned, we RELEASE God's hands to begin to do the work we wish to see done in our husbands! Alignment always releases God to do the work. It releases us from needing to fight our own battles. It releases us from victimhood!
Today, as women, let's be okay with being strong. Let's be okay with first lining up our hearts with God's Word, because it will release Him to pour out His favor and blessing on our lives! It may seem unfair and hard, but it will create an open heaven above us, which is totally in our favor! God bless you today!
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