Thursday, April 8, 2010

Giving Up

When things get hopeless what keeps you from giving up?

When the Lord speaks to your heart do you fear being disobedient?  Absolutely! So, when things got bad I could not disobey.  I wanted to obey and honor my Father with my life.  God often brough Scriptures to my heart when I was discouraged.

These are some prayers that I would pray over Josh WITH his name inserted in them...pray Scripture over your husband, brother, father, sister, mother. It WORKS!!! Your marriage can only be helped with God's Word.

For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen [Spouse] with the power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [Spouse’s] heart through faith. And I pray that [Spouse], being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that [Spouse] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. - Ephesians 3:14-19

I thank my God every time I remember [Spouse]. In all my prayers for [Spouse], I always pray with joy because of [Spouse’s] partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in [Spouse] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:3-6

And this is my prayer: that [Spouse’s] love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that [Spouse] may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. - Philippians 1:9-11

For this reason, ever since I heard about [Spouse’s] faith in the Lord Jesus and [Spouse’s] love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for [Spouse], remembering [Spouse] in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give [Spouse] the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that [Spouse] may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of [Spouse’s] heart may be enlightened in order that [Spouse] may know the hope to which he has called [Spouse], the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. - Ephesians 1:15-19a

Therefore, my dear [Spouse], as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in [Spouse] to will and to act according to his good purpose. - Philippians 2:12-13

For this reason, since the day we heard about [Spouse], we have not stopped praying for [Spouse] and asking God to fill [Spouse] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that [Spouse] may live a life worthy of the Lord and may 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 [Spouse] may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified [Spouse] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued [Spouse] from the dominion of darkness and brought [Spouse] into the kingdom of the Son [Spouse] loves, in whom [Spouse] has redemption, the forgiveness of sins. - Colossians 1:9-14

So then, just as [Spouse] received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as [Spouse] were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes [Spouse] captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and [Spouse] has been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him [Spouse] were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through [Spouse’s] faith in the power of God, who raised him form the dead. When [Spouse] were dead in her sins and in the uncircumcision of [Spouse’s] sinful nature, God made [Spouse] alive with Christ. He forgave [Spouse] all her sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against [Spouse] and that stood opposed to [Spouse]; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. - Colossians 2:6-14

No, in all these things [Spouse] is more than a conqueror through him who loved her. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate [Spouse] from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:37-39

Praise our God, O [Husband] and [Wife], let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved [Husband] and [Wife’s] lives and kept [Husband] and [Wife’s] feet from slipping. For you, O God, tested [Husband] and [Wife]; you refined [Husband] and [Wife] like silver. You brought [Husband] and [Wife] into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought [Husband] and [Wife] to a place of abundance. - Psalm 66:8-12

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. [Husband] and [Wife] will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. - John 14:12


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