Day 23:  Gifts of the Spirit

Today is day 23 of Jennifer Smith’s 30 day devotional, Wife After God.

I thank God that He gave us His Holy Spirit to guide us, comfort us and to teach us.  I think we would be sorely lost without His presence – even with being a Christian.  I often wonder where I would be now in my life if it wasn’t for God’s saving grace.  Well, I know that I would’ve married the wrong person – I had two serious relationships before I met hubby that could have led to marriage, and both would’ve led to divorce.  Of that, I am completely sure.  For me personally, I think my desire to be the best wife I can be, to honour God and my husband through being a Godly wife is from God Himself.  I don’t think I could be half as good as I am if it weren’t for the grace of God.  And when I think of all God has done for me now, and where I could have been in my life if it weren’t for His grace, I get excited at what is still to come.

“One of the most influential ways God will invite you to join in His work will be in your marriage.  You and your husband have a unique opportunity to help each other mature in your walks with God and to work alongside each other in God’s will. …  The Holy Spirit is a gift, an advocate to help you navigate through your marriage, through other relationships, and empowers you to join God in His work.  Appreciate the value in such an incredible gift and thank God for not having to endure this life alone.”  (Reference here).

“Dear Lord, I thank you for my husband.  I pray that you will grant my husband and I the ability to listen to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to grow and strengthen our marriage.  He is such a precious man, I pray that he will know that he is loved and cared for by you.  I pray that you will protect my marriage and my family.  I pray that you will bring my husband and I closer together.  I love you, Lord.  Thank you for bringing my husband into my life.  In Jesus’ name, AMEN!” 



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