Love Dare Day 16 – Love Intercedes

Today’s dare reminds us that it is not our job to change another person. Not only does this apply to our spouse, but I can definitely see this in my frustration with my children. Our job as believers is to gently lead by example, then to turn the situation over to God in prayer. Ours is not to do what only He can do. Just as farmers cannot physically make their crops come up, neither can we make another person be or do what we want them to. We must take God’s word and plant His seeds into their lives, praying for good soil to nurture His truths, and pray for God to grow a harvest in their lives.  James 5:16  “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”.

Colossians 1:9-12 “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

CHALLENGE:  Pray daily for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.