Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Blessing Time, blessing your husband through prayer

God is so good, with every new rising of the sun, He affords us an opportunity to start afresh. To clear away the clutter of yesterday and begin again.It's a brand new day and with it comes brand new opportunities. Opportunities to bless the Lord, to bless your husbands, to bless your children and to bless your house!
In this moment I want to focus on blessing your husband, have you blessed your husband today?

As wives one of the most powerful means that we have at our disposal to bless our husbands is prayer, to intercede for him daily.
In the hour we live in men are being continuously assaulted by the wiles of the enemy. There is a woman in 2 Samuel 21 that lends a brief yet clear illustration of the power of intercession. This woman was Rizpah, the concubine of Saul. Her two sons along with 5 other men were killed in retribution for the past sins of others. These men were killed and their bodies left on a hill exposed. Rizpah took it upon herself to cover these men. The Bible says Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds of the air touch them by day or the wild animals by night. I have read where the approximate time frame from the harvest to the rains were 6 months, can you imagine? Being camped out for 6 months next to 7 decaying bodies, guarding them, protecting them from being mauled, eaten and torn asunder?Can you see how this relates to today? While our husbands are not dead they are under attack, there is an enemy seeking to devour them. One has only to look at the television, billboards, the internet and any magazine on a rack at the market to see how the enemy is bombarding men with a visual assault on their flesh. We only have to look at the country's economic state to see how the enemy would pelt their minds with the everyday care and provision for their families. The enemy would love to distract them from looking at God as their source and to falter under the weight of the financial chaos that is plaguing our nation at this time. There is so much going on to pull our husbands and rip them asunder, but one thing we do know, is prayer changes everything! When we pray, we are putting the enemy to flight. We are covering our husbands and preventing the enemy from gaining a foothold in their lives In being a blessing to your husbands, will you be like Rizpah and stand on their behalf, refusing to allow the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.
Will you take up your mantles as women of God and cry out for your husbands? Will you invoke divine care for them through your prayer and intercession, will you speak well of them, for to speak well is to speak life. Will you do as Paul admonishes us as believers to do in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, pray without ceasing?
I encourage you to bless your husband this day.

Until next time,

It's my season,
It's my time!


fmrduranie2001 said...

That was beautifol Tony, thank you so much for sharing and reminding me to pray for my husband.


Annette said...

Hi Toni,
I really needed to be reminded, I Love how the Holy Spirit always uses you to minister to me!