“So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless” (James 2:17, NLT)
I had spent a good portion of the morning praying in the spirit for my husband and thanking God for him. Then I heard the Lord say, “I receive your prayers, now show your love to him.” So I prepared a special lunch: broiled salmon, jasmine rice and a salad. I took a shower and put on something elegant. Lit a candle and put on soft music. Then I waited for him to come home during his lunch break. He walked through the door and sat down. I got off the computer and sat down next to him asking him how his day was going so far. He was happy to eat a delicious meal and happy to see me. As he left to go back to work, he had a huge smile on his face.
After almost twelve years of marriage, I still have to do the things that matter to him and that communicate my love, whether he does anything for me or not.
If faith without works is dead, a marriage without selfless acts of love is dead also. God receives your prayers, now show your love.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for this right now word. I receive it deep in my heart. I understand you want to bless my marriage in unimaginable ways, but you need my willingness and obedience. I understand you need me operating in the spirit and not in the flesh. I hear you Lord. I need your grace to be the wife you’ve called me to be. I need your wisdom and your strength and I receive it now by faith. In Jesus name, Amen.