Get Back Online

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Posted by Lisa

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My husband and I are in a difficult season of our marriage and just like the seemingly endless winter we are experiencing here in the Washington DC area, there are days I feel my husband and I will never break through the cold hard ground of our hearts.

My husband is a non Christian but even if he were, I am not responsible for his heart towards me. I am not his Holy Spirit. I am responsible for my heart.

Since I claim to know Christ, I need to do everything possible to get in alignment with His will for me by following His good and perfect Word.

I had read recently that one of the best tools in our arsenal is to have prayers ready to release in times we need them most.

"when you encounter trouble of any kind, reach into your arsenal of prayers and speak one or more of them boldly. The enemy will retreat, and I will draw near." - excerpt from Jesus Today
In the middle of my darkest anger towards my husband, I even scared myself with what I was capable of saying because I know what scripture says about what comes out of the mouth, 
"The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45 AMP)

I knew I needed to become desperate to change my heart. 
It was urgent I get back online with my Creator, Who also happens to be my husband's Creator.

I prayed the only thing I knew how to pray,

"Lord, I know your Word says that if we delight in You, You will give us the desires of our heart. Please change my heart to be in line with Your will." (adapted from Psalm 37:4)
My husband and I are still struggling but God has done amazing work with that heartfelt plea.

Remember the next time you feel "out of line" with God's purpose for your life, you don't have to "clean house" before He comes to you. His desire for your life is His good and perfect Will. Honestly pour out your shattered heart. He'll pick up the pieces and do the all the cleaning up for you and help you get back online.

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