Friday, August 24, 2012

Luke 2:52

Day 24:  Pray that your husband will have a balanced life--that he will balance work and play.  Pray that he will fear God, but also gain favor with people he knows at work and church.

"Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people."  --Luke 2:52


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ephesians 6:4

Day 23:  Pray that your husband will be a good father--disciplining his children wisely and loving them unconditionally.  If he is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord.

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them.  Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord." --Ephesians 6:4


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hebrews 12:15

Day 22:  Pray that your husband will practice forgiveness in your relationship and with others. Pray that he will recognize any roots of bitterness, and yield any resentment and unforgiving attitudes to the Lord.

"Look after one another so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.  Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many."  --Hebrews 12:15


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nehemiah 8:12

Day 21:  Pray that your husband will learn how to relax in the Lord and, in his greatest times of stress, find joy and peace in his relationship with God.  Pray that he will submit his schedule to the Lord.

"So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God's words and understood them."  --Nehemiah 8:12


Monday, August 20, 2012

Proverbs 27:12

Day 20:  Pray that your husband will yield his mind and thoughts to the Lord.  Pray that he will not entertain immoral or impure thoughts, and that he will resist the temptation to indulge in pornography.

"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precaution. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."  --Proverbs 27:12


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Psalm 34:14

Day 19:  Pray that your husband will be patient and a man of peace.  Pray that he will not give in to anger, but will allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses.

"Turn away from evil and do good.  Search for peace, and work to maintain it."  --Psalm 34:14


Matthew 6:33

Day 18:  Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective--living in light of eternity.  Pray that he will reject materalism and temporal values and put God first in his life.

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and He will give you everything you need."  --Matthew 6:33


Friday, August 17, 2012

Ephesians 3:16

Day 17:  Pray that your husband will enjoy his manliness as he patterns his life after Christ and strong men in the faith.  Pray for his physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual strength.

"I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit."  --Ephesians 3:16

Thursday, August 16, 2012

1 Corinthians 6:12

Sorry this is going up late today, ladies! Life simply got in the way today. I'm tired---in a good way. I was blessed to be super busy with work things today, followed by a visit to the hospital to meet Cale's newest baby cousin, Tripp!! :) We are so lucky to be surrounded by such fun, handsome, healthy baby boys on Alan's side of the family.  I was sitting on the couch letting my mind relax for one quiet moment when Alan said, "Aren't you forgetting something?!" while pointing at his phone where he had the 'ol blog pulled up. He followed that up with, "some girls might be waiting to pray for their husbands!"  So you can thank him for the *subtle* reminder this evening ;)

Day 16:  Pray that your husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities.  Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit's control.

"You say, 'I am allowed to do anything" -but not everything is good for you.  And even though 'I am allowed to do anything' I must not become a slave to anything." --1 Corinthians 6:12


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Proverbs 13:20

Day 15:  Pray that your husband will choose his friends wisely. Pray that God will bring him men who will encourage his accountability before God and will not lead him into sin.

"Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble."  --Proverbs 13:20


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ephesians 4:29

Day 14: Pray that your husband will speak words that build you and your family, and reflect a heart of love.  Pray that he will not use filthy language.

"Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragment to those who hear them."  --Ephesians 4:29


Monday, August 13, 2012

Galatians 5:13

Day 13:  Pray that your husband use practical skills to build your family and make wise decisions to your welfare.  Pray that he will serve unselfishly.

"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.  Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love."  --Galatians 5:13


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Proverbs 5:15

Day 12: Pray that your husband will yield his sexual drive to the Lord and practice self control.  Pray that your sexual intimacy together be fresh, positive, and a reflection of selfless love.

" Drink water from your own well--share your love only with your wife."  --Proverbs 5:15


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Proverbs 15:33

Day 11:  Pray that your husband will have a humble, teachable spirit and a servant's heart before the Lord.  Pray that he will listen to God and desire to do His will.

"Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor."  --Proverbs 15:33


Friday, August 10, 2012

Proverbs 20:7

Day 10:  Pray that your husband will cultivate strong integrity, and not compromise his convictions.  Pray that his testimony will be genuine, that he will be honest in his business dealings, and will never do anything that he needs to hide from others.
"The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them."  --Proverbs 20:7


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Proverbs 23:4-5

Day 9:  Pray that your husband handle finances wisely, will have discernment concerning budgeting and investments, and will be a good steward of his money in regard to giving to the Lord's work.  Pray that money will be become a source of discord in your family.

"Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.  In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle."  --Proverbs 23:4-5


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romans 12:11

Day 8: Pray that your husband will work hard to provide for your family, to the best of his ability.  Pray that the character qualities necessary for a successful career and ministry will be a growing part of his character--persistence, decisiveness, strength, and analytical mind, organizational skills, positive relationships with people, determination, etc.

"Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically."  -Romans 12:11


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Proverbs 6:23-24

Day 7:  Pray that your husband will safeguard his heart against inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex.  Pray that his heart will be pure and undivided in his committment to you.

"For their command is a lamp and their instruction is a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life. It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman."  --Proverbs 6:23-24


Monday, August 6, 2012

Proverbs 27:12

Day 6: Pray that your husband will love righteousness and hate wickedness, especially the evils of the culture.  Pray that he will recognize ande avoid wickedness in his own life, and if necessary, take a clear, strong stand against evil.

"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." --Proverbs 27:12


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Proverbs 20:6

Day 5: Pray that your husband will be faithful to his wedding vows.  Pray that he will have a desire to cultivate your relationship as a sign of his loyalty and committment to you, and as a picture of Christ's love for the church.

"Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?"  -Proverbs 20:6


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ephesians 5: 25-26

Day 4: Pray that your husband will grow in leadership skills in your relationship--protecting and providing for you.  Pray that he will lead you wisely and love you sacrifically, so that God will be glorified in your marriage.

"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word." -Eph 5:25-26


Friday, August 3, 2012

Psalm 51:2-4

Day 3: Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin.  Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord.

"Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just." -Psalm 51:2-4


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Proverbs 9:10

Day Two: Pray that your husband's relationship with God and His Word will bear fruit in his life.  Pray that he will be a man of wisdom and understanding, fearing the Lord.

"Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment." -Proverbs 9:10


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Proverbs 4:23

Many of you that actually know my husband know that he prefers to celebrate his entire birth month---not just one day :) Some days it's a blessing to me, while other days it's a curse. Ha!

 On January 1st we committed to reading our Bibles together each day (for obvious reasons we don't read together on his 24-hour fire station days). We are following a 'read your Bible in one year' track provided by our church's phone app. We usually finish up our day spending time together in the Word, unless we have a special occasion in which we plan accordingly.  Spending time studying God's word together has been a HUGE blessing to us :)  We have seen God move in our lives in extra special ways lately......for starters, my mom was baptized two weekends ago AND my grandma will be baptized this coming weekend. God is SO GOOD to us!

Today marks DAY ONE of his birth month celebration. So, to honor my sweet man I am covering him in prayer over the next 31 days. I thought I'd post each day on my blog in hopes that some of you ladies will jump on the bandwagon with me. Let's cover our husband's in prayer, huh?!! :)

Day One: Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines--Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc.

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." -Proverbs 4:23

Go ahead and leave me a comment if you are joining me on this 31-day journey. I'd love to help encourage you and keep you accountable :) Paul tells us that all Christians should pray for one another, and as wives, it is our responsibility and privilege to pray for our husbands.  After all we are suppose to do our men good (Proverbs 31:12).

Eight Months

My sweet, sweet little baby boy turned 8 MONTHS old on July 18th (obviously, I'm behind on blogging.....again.)

I'm loving these dog days of summer, lounging around and hanging out under our ceiling fans as a family. I'd appreciate some cooler weather though, so we can enjoy some outside activity---we pretty much get none these days.

Cale is becoming more and more active, so we have lots of playtime during the day.

Just a few notes about the 8th month:
  • According to my parents scale, he weighed 20 pounds and 2 ounces. We go back to the doctor for a well-child check on August 21st.
  • Cale doesn't crawl quite yet, but he is a boy on the move! He will scoot and roll his way all around a room. Nothing is safe anymore. I caught him the other day with a drawer on the entertainment center wide open. Time to start preparing the house for my little mover.
  • He is soooooo observant. That's almost an understatement. Seriously. Any time we walk into a new place he looks the place over from top to bottom! I think he gets that from his Poppie.
  • He says "dadadadada" often when he's jabbering, but he only cries out "mamamamama" when he's really upset. Figures, huh?!
  • Someone (not throwing out any names, Noni!) taught him how to shake his head 'no!' It's really quite funny!
  • He LOVES LOVES LOVES to swim. We went to the pool last week, and it was still too stinking hot, even in the water, for him to be out during the day. I put him in the sink lots during our days together just so he can play.
  • He is a happy, happy, happy boy! He is constantly flirting and smiling at strangers.
  • He has two bottom teeth that he LOVES to show off.
  • He is such a good eater! He has been eating three meals of real food per day, and practicing with his own spoon some too!
  • He now sleeps through the night (8pm-7am).
  • I know it's easy to brag on my precious baby boy, but he seriously is the BEST baby! We know we are blessed! ;)