Our church has a Wednesday night service. Part of each Wednesday night we take time to pray for people. Jamie and I are part of the prayer team that does that. It must be a God thing but most of the people we pray for are having issues with their marriage. God seems to direct people to us for prayer. It's humbling to be able to interceed for people going through such heartache and trouble.
Almost always we are impressed to invite people to come before the throne of
God as Hebrews states. In fact it says to approach the throne of God with boldness so that we may receive help in our time of need. Most people think that God is a mean angry
god ready to take a bible and knock them on the head and punish them for the stupid mistakes they've made.
Nothing could be further from the truth. God so desires to help His kids that He is willing to go to great lengths to communicate and demonstrate His love and compassion for us. We are simply the mail carriers bringing the good news that God wants to help and is ready to work a miracle in their lives if they will only allow His Holy Spirit in to do the work.
Jamie and I met with a couple a few years ago who were on the verge of divorce. Lots of stuff going on. We simply prayed for them and directed them to what God's word had to say about their situation. she was dealing with some very serious emotional issues and both had messed up.
But God did'nt remind them of how bad they were and how screwed up they had made things. He simply went to work through the power of the Holy Spirit. And their lives began to change for the better. She actually got healed of her emotional issues. No more medications and they both had their relationship healed. They have a wonderful marriage today and getting stronger.
So often we play the blame game where God comes in and helps straigthen out the mess. I thank God we have such a wonderful heavenly Father who loves us enough to get involved in our mess and help us clean it up.