This past Sunday Father Bartlett's sermon had special emphasis on praying for others. We should pray for one another.
This past Sunday I came home from church. Eric changed his clothes and invited me to bring the kids to watch his team play flag football.
It was hot. I was tired, Channing and Chase were annoying and this man was about to leave to watch football!
A fire ignited!
How the h-e-double hockey sticks did he figure he should go watch football when there are a million things around the house that need to be done.
Why am I the only person that knows about these chores?
I was livid. Livid because I have been asking this man to finish these things for like forever. Some of these things since oh let's say March!!!!!
Thank goodness it was Sunday. Thank goodness I went to church. Lord help him if I had not. Ohhhhh the words I had for him. If I opened my mouth it wasn't going to be pretty.
Why can't men finish what they start?
Why do I have to tell you to move the tool kit out of our bedroom?
Close the drawer properly so your clothes don't hang outside the stupid drawer!
Turn off the light after you come out of a room!
I can go on and on and on.
But on Sunday I did not go on and on. I got a piece of paper and made a list.
On Sunday I prayed. I wrote my prayer and stuck it on the refrigerator! Yes I did I put that bad boy on the fridge for all and sundry to see, the housekeeper and my brother who happened to be visiting.
I needed to send a message.
The message for Eric was, "You have frustrated me so much that I have to go God for you! I don't know who or what else to do! This is the last straw!"
What if that is all wrong? What if I was ending where I should begin?
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Have you seen this book before? If yes, do you own it? If yes, do you know where it is? If yes, go get now!
If you haven't seen this book before, let me give you a brief synopsis. This book is about praying for your husband. The author has one belief. She believes that there are some topics that a wife should pray to God about and not take to her husband.
Inside this book there are prayers for your husband's health, his fears, his finances, his career....
Because when we talk to our husbands about some things we come across as nagging and/ or being bossy. Some topics are too touchy. There are some topics that men find it hard to discuss.
Let God handle it! Too simple to be true right?
Well, I will tell you this.... and these words are for my fellow believers of Jesus Christ, if you could call one person and vent, wouldn't it be awesome to vent and complain to God.
God truly has the power to affect change!
I believe that to be true. Not only that, after talking to God, he makes you feel better...gives you some peace of mind.
I'm not telling you what I heard....I am telling you what I know!
What I Tiffany Hall believes!
I confess I have not been praying for Eric as I should. As his helpmeet, praying is how I should help. On Sunday I prayed for Eric out of anger. Today I will start praying for my husband from a place of love.
My fellow believers...join me!
Let's pray for our men.
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Every time a negative thought comes to your mind, say a prayer. "Lord, I pray for my husband." Start with those six words.
Six little words.
Six meaningful words.
Six powerful words.
Six words that will bring change.
Six words that will give you peace.
Let's try it.... nagging is simply not working!
And by the way, the list is still on the refrigerator. And no, Eric has still not completed any of the tasks yet...
Until I pray again,