Monday, July 15, 2013

Marriage Monday - Power of a Praying Wife Week 25

Everyone makes mistakes. That's not the issue. But there is an epidemic in the world today of people who can't admit they did something wrong. God says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" {1 John 1:9}. But first we have to be sorry for what we've done.

We all goof up from time to time. Our goofs may be 'small' goofs, like we had a rotten attitude. Or our goofs may be 'big' goofs, such as an addiction or faithfulness. But these mistakes are all the same: mistakes. And there is only one way to rid ourselves of this mistakes. According to the Word of God we must admit we made the mistake, repent of the mistake and then ask forgiveness.

Does your husband have a hard time admitting his mistakes? Or does he continually say sorry, yet never changes? Either way, he needs a repentant heart.True repentance means having so much remorse over what you've done that you don't do it again. Only God can cause us to see our sin for what it is, and feel about it the same way He does.

We see it all of the time. We possibly even experience it all of the time. Men with fallen pride over not admitting their mistakes or not repenting. This is an area we need to hold our husband in prayer over, that he would have a repentant heart when he does wrong.

This Week's Prayer

Lord, I pray that You would  convict my husband of any error in his life. Let there be "nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known" {Matthew 10:26}. Cleanse him from any secret sins and teach him to be a person who is quick to confess when he is wrong {Psalm 19:12}. Help him to recognize his mistakes. Give him eyes to see Your truth and hear Your voice. Bring him to full repentance before You. If there is suffering to be done, let it be the suffering of a remorseful heart and not because of the crushing hand of the enemy has found an opening into his life through unconfessed sin. Lord, I know that humility must come before honor {Proverbs 15:33}. Take away all pride that would cause him to deny his faults and work into his soul a humility of heart so that he will receive the honor You have for him.


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