Today I have the awesome privilege of writing a guest post for a series called Biblical Women of Influence at Angel Penn‘s blog at www.angelpenn.com.
So Many Mary’s!
Can you imagine walking with Jesus when He lived on earth? I would have loved that! I should have been named Mary.
I could have been Mary, the mother of Jesus. Now there’s a woman who played no small part in Jesus’ life. She carried Him in her womb, gave birth to Him, nourished Him, and taught Him to walk and talk and use good manners. She probably taught Him to pray and instructed Him in the ways of God and told Him about the things God did for the children of Israel. She may have led Him to faith in God!
There’s no doubt that she had a great influence on the greatest Man who ever lived.
For instance, there’s the time that Mary insisted that Jesus do a miracle at the Wedding at Cana when they ran out of wine. That turned out to be a good thing – the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.
She had a mother’s influence over her son. I’m sure she loved Him as no other. Her love probably gave Him strength and courage to endure all that He went through in His life. His mother had extravagant love for Him.
I’m incredibly honored to be a part of the blog series about marriage at Angel Penn’s blog this month. The series has been going on all through the month of February, the month of Valentines Day with its emphasis on love. The series is called 28 Days of Godly Marriage #TheJourneyThroughIDo. Angel Penn has a wonderful blog at http://angelpenn.com. It covers some very important, sensitive issues as well as practical areas of marriage that women from diverse backgrounds have shared about with great transparency and candor. Make sure you read all of the posts. You will be glad you did. They are all so good!
As wives, we have a responsibility to be helpmeets to our husbands. One of the best ways to help our husbands is to pray for them. We need to do all we can do to ensure a godly marriage.
As I was preparing to write this post, I thought to ask my husband what one thing he wanted me to pray for him. He said that the thing that impacts him the most is his self-image. He said that he needs to feel like he is accomplishing something and that he is able to take care of his family. I have to be honest and tell you that his self-image wasn’t even on my original list of things I thought he needed prayer for.
So I adjusted my list of 5 things we should pray for our husbands to include his self-image.
Now I present to you my list of 6 things we should pray for our husbands!
1. His self-image
I should have known that he would say this is his biggest prayer need. After all, I saw how it affected him when he was left without the ability to provide for his family and unable to get any kind of job at all for many months. He felt utterly worthless, useless, and hopeless!
I prayed for him without ceasing, because he was desperately unhappy and downright angry. He was certainly not fun to be around.
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Mother and Child
"Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is placed in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into its soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no other's hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller