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28 DAYS OF APPRECIATION – DAY 5

Action: Fight for Her, Fight Together

Launchpad: In a scale of 1-10, how do you rate yourself in defence for your wife? Not many will go past 5. We are all wanting in this area. But we should keep it going in the right direction.

In Genesis 20, we read about Abraham chickening out in fear. He lied that Sarah was his sister and not his wife! He feared that he would be killed and decided to take the easy way. He thought is was a wise move, but it wasn’t. If it were not for God who withheld Abimelech from touching Sarah, death was knocking at his door and all his household. The thought of Abimelech knowing Sarah closed all the wombs of Abimelech’s house!

All these consequences had been brought by the act of one man, Abraham.

First forward to our times.

How many of us men chicken out when faced by life threatening attacks against our spouses and families?

May the Lord forgive us.

One thing I love about our God is that when He appoints, He provides!

Wherever He gives authority, He provides for the grace and enablement.

He has fully equipped us with the right arsenal for the job. Whether you are a husband, father or both, you are fully loaded. God did it for you and for His Glory.

When we make the Lord God our shepherd, we shall not fear…. What can man do to us?

Our weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty in God to pulling down of strongholds (2 Cor 10:4).

What do you do when they rise against your wife?

Do you rise to the occasion?

The world is harsh out there. We must ensure that those under us are well and safe. There are so many false doctrines around us. Many mushrooming cults and occults. They prey our wives. There are evil men out there. They want to devour our wives. There are jealous relatives out there who don’t want our wives in their family portraits. There are immoral bosses who would wish to take advantage of their positions to prey on our wives and defile the matrimonial bed.

Stay awake gentlemen.

Our strength does not come from lifting weights at the gym or having a six pack under that suit (though fitness is of the essence).

Our strength comes from God. When we draw it from Him, then we are strong.

When she’s in the valley of decisions, fight with her.

When she’s going through a retrenchment, fight with her.

When her body is changing due to a disease or pregnancy or whatever it is, fight through with her.

When she’s trying to get out of an addiction, fight through with her.

Stay with her through the tussle.

Emerge victorious together.

You are better together.

You are stronger together.

So today take hold of your wife’s hand and thank her for being resilient through the years. For her consistency and courage. Commit to her that you shall fight together whatever comes your way.

Bible Verse:

Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Prayer:

God of all power and might, equip me with your unending strength. Give me boldness and courage to always stand for my family in the face of any threat. Equip me with your Word so that I may be the priest you created me to be for my family.

Give me divine enablement to stand up against the enemies of marriage and family.

In Jesus name I pray.

Amen.

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John Munene

Born of God. Husband to the one and only Mary Munene. Father to a beautiful soul.

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