Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 1: Lay it ALL down

"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation that you believe to be the will of God."

Jim Elliot

Praise God! We have arrived at Day 1 of the 30 Days of Encouragement Challenge, I must express the supreme soveriegnty of God in this challenge. Let me tell you something that you quite possibly already know, we serve an AWESOME God who works all things out for the good of those who love Him. This morning as I type my thoughts out I can't seem to find the right words, maybe they don't exist, to express to you the JOY I feel in my heart for the realization that if you are commiting yourself to this challenge of living out His will in being a wife that seeks to ultimately honor Him by encouraging, supporting, loving and cherishing your husband... you, your husband and your marriage will be greatly blessed. I believe that through this challenge lives will be changed for the power of the Holy Spirit is with us and if we truly believe that we will walk these next 30 day (and following) with confidence even when we fall because He is pleased.
"You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind. This is the great and first commandment. And second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as youself." Matt. 22:37-39

Let me encourage you as this is the first day to put your WHOLE heart into this, not half, not 3/4... lay it ALL out there in seeking to live out His will for you. Let us wives together in spirit walk zealfully in our mission this month... seriously let the zeal of glorifying Him consume you and motivate you to walk confidently and in His power, not your own! I am praying for you my sister.

As you do this remember...
* You can't say anything negative about your husband ...to your husband...or to anyone
else, about your husband.
* Say something that you admire or appreciate about your husband...to your
husband...and to someone else, about your husband!
Also... take note that tomorrow is Marriage Monday at Spiritually Unequal Marriage, join me tomorrow over there.

JOYfully in Him,
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2 comments:

ByHISgoodGrace said...

Thank you!!!!!!

crystal said...

So true, we do serve an AWESOME GOD! I posted on Day's 1 & 2 on my blog. It is so encouraging to have others on this journey also.
Again, Thank You so Much for doing this....
Blessings
Crystal