Today is Day 2 in the 31 Days to Pray for Your Spouse challenge. Click on this button to read about the challenge and join in:
Day 2 is to pray for my spouse’s salvation. Ron has been a Christian since he was a child. While I was not there in his living room the day he invited Christ into his heart his life exhibits Christ in all areas of his life. There is just nothing like having a Christian husband to guide and lead our family. I believe a Christian young lady needs to marry a strong Christian man to lead her spiritually. The Bible is clear what the husband’s job is in the family unit. Ephesians 5:23 says “The husband providesleadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing.” Ephesians 5:25 says “Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church – a love marked by giving, no getting.” How can a man properly understand his role, as it is required of him by God, if he doesn’t read the Bible or serve Christ as a Christian.
But what do you do if you are already married and you did not marry a Christian man? Exactly what the purpose of this challenge for January is – pray! God addresses this subject as well in I Peter 3:1,2 – “…you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.” Live a righteous life and pray for the salvation of your husband. It’s important to remember though that you are not his Holy Spirit. All you can do is live according to the Word before him and allow the Holy Spirit to do the convicting.
There is so much to say on this topic. So much to consider. So many passages to share. But the heart of today’s challenge is to pray for the salvation of your spouse. If you are unsure about your spouse’s relationship with Christ – PRAY! Let God do his mighty work. Be an example of what a Christian should be. God can make miracles happen. And he can use your prayers to bring it about.