Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:19

What happens when women get together? What do they usually talk about?

Their husbands, right?

What are men most likely to complain about?

Their wives.

What does talking about your spouse to other people accomplish?

No much that's positive, right?

What if when you talked to someone else about your spouse you talked to someone who could actually make a difference?

No, not Oprah. Not Dr. Phil.

How about talking to God? How about going to the One Who created you and created them and brought you together? Can you see how that might help?

Give it a try.

Once you get convinced on the value of that one get even more radical and pray together!

Our Scripture verse today makes an incredible promise of the power of agreeing together in prayer.

For the past couple of years Barbara and I have been praying together over several issues. Even though we didn't see those issues resolved or the prayers answered just the fact that we were taking them before God and doing it together was a tremendous help. Rather than worry individually we prayed together. Prayer kept us from despair. Prayer drew us together over some things that could have pushed us apart.

Just within the past several days two of those prayers were answered! It doubled our joy because we had shared the burden!

You will be talking about your spouse today. Why not talk to God about them?

You will be talking about God today. Why not talk to your spouse about Him?

You will be talking with each other today. Why not talk together to God?

Prayer keeps you from despair.