To My Husband
Your sense of security
Brings my thoughts at ease
You show a glimpse of peace
When you’ve led me to a seat
How you bring me close to your heart
When I feel torn apart
Your humor lifts me up
Pulls me out of a rut
Oh all the daily to-do’s
Still you stop me to kiss you…
You’re the anchor
Through all of the waves
You reflect Our Savior
With all of your days
You keep me in place
Just like the Anchor
Carefully you lead
With no worries to speed
The decisions that you’ve made
Oh & the plans for today
It’s cute how you contemplate
Pulsing a leg, eyebrows raised
A perfectionist & neat
And your need to critique (but)
How I appear outwardly
You say, “You’re perfect to me.”
From your strong, veiny hands
To your blond strands
Your eyes of icey-blue
Somehow bring warmth too
This simple love song came about by the gracious, gentle leading of YHWH’s set-apart Spirit. In the midst of desiring deliverance from unloving thoughts and lies circling in my mind toward my marriage, the Most High placed an idea in my head to take note of everything I appreciate about my husband and the beautiful covenant we both now have, regardless of my current perspective. This act alone healed me of bitterness, resentment, and hopelessness… some things I wasn’t aware I obtained. “Where did these come from? How long have they been lingering in my heart?” I asked myself. I believe this was because I failed to take thoughts captive, as well as, the lack of communication on my part.
I hope this can encourage wives and husbands to always keep their thoughts in check toward one another, whether it be a negative, random (from yourself or Satan) or a specific thought based on his/her actions toward you. Rebuke damaging thoughts and thoughts of carelessness because they do like to pop in. Keeping negative opinions on one another helps nothing. Choose to love, even if the other seems to not love you in return (see Matt. 5:46 below) OR if it’s your own flesh fighting you on showing love to him/her.
Also, make efforts to have 1-on-1 conversations as much as possible to avoid misunderstandings or unawareness towards the other’s struggles. Do as I was led, and make a draft of all the good things, qualities, actions, etc. that occur in your relationship with your spouse in order to shift your focus.
It’s a “together” fight… along with YHWH, His Word (Messiah), and His Helper.
Thankful for Him and His deliverance, HalleluYah!
Earthly marriage (man & woman) reflects the Spiritual marriage (Messiah & His followers/the assembly).
22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. 24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect. 28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. 29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; 30 because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. 31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. Then the two will become one flesh.”Genesis 2:24 32 This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly. 33 Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.Ephesians 5:22-33
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body [a]to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [b]puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own [self-seeking], is not provoked [easily angered], [c]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.1 Corinthians 13
Loving the unloving, not just loving the loving:
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors, do they not do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Even the Gentiles [unbelievers], do they not do the same? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.Matthew 5:46-48
Taking thoughts captive:
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;2 Corinthians 10:5
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” dhe says to you,
But his heart is not with you.Proverbs 23:7
Allowed thoughts, enter the heart, then come out of your mouth. Be careful!
33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”Matthew 12:33-37 (see also Luke 6:45)
Do you ever feel lost when you try to pray?
One of the spiritual disciplines I tend to procrastinate, put last, or don’t always feel efficient when doing… is prayer.
Though prayer is one of the most intimate things a person can do to grow close to his/her Creator AND help to battle confusion/attacks/etc., it sometimes is difficult to carry out… especially with a genuine heart and with salt (meaning).
I also fear I am saying things to Him that aren’t pleasing or based off something false; so I decided to use His Word to write down prayers I could turn to, when I know I need to be more purposeful as I’m praying. Topics included so far: Marriage, Praises to YHWH, Healing, and more.
The ability to pray to Him directly is a blessing alone- thanks be to His Son for tearing down that veil- and we should really take action with it for His will to be done. CLICK BELOW to download the prayers I have so far for MARRIAGE 🙂
I hope my rough notes and attempts to make somewhat of a guide will help keep your prayers focused, as well as, efficient….that they renew your mind as you speak His Word. Let Him be praised when you see His hand in the midst of the circumstances you lift up and the people you intercede for. May Yah bless you as you bless Him with your commitment to keep in communication with Him. As always, YHWH’s will be done- not our own.