Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wife after God, Day 23 + 24

Wife after God is designed to walk you through a journey with god, that is tailored through the role of being a wife. I am going to go day by day and reflect on my relationship with god and my husband. I will not be summarizing days or writing the versus that correlate. But I will be journaling and using the refection questions to help me go through this next month. 

Previous Post:
Wife after God, Day 1 + 2
Wife after God, Day 3 + 4
Wife after God, Day 5 + 6
Wife after God, Day 7 + 8
Wife after God, Day 9 + 10
Wife after God, Day 11 + 12
Wife after God, Day 13 + 14
Wife after God, Day 15 + 16
Wife after God, Day 17 + 18
Wife after God, Day 19 + 20
Wife after God, Day 21 + 22

Day 23: Gifts of The Spirit
Why did God send His Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God Spirit, He gave us this gift and it allows us to have someone to navigate us through life. 
Why is love the greatest Gift?
1 Corinthians 13 4-8, 
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails." 

Explains why love is the greatest gift. Love is the main thing God expects from us as christians. He tells us we would love him and others. 
How can the gifts of the Hold Spirit positively affect your marriage?
This gives us the opportunity to help each other mature in your own walks with God and to do it along side one another. It also lets us serve one another, encourage one another, and show each other mercy, all of these are motivated by that greatest gift; love. 
Day 24: The Parts go Marriage
Why is it important to care for other parts of the body?
It is important to take care of all part of the body because we are one. You are one in yourself and you will be one with your husband when married. 
How does 1 Corinthians 12:26 play out in your marriage? 
1 Corinthians 12: 26
"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."
This verse encourages you to be aware of how the body as a whole is doing, if one part suffers every part suffers with it or if one part is honored the body rejoices. If you are or husband are suffering or honored it will effect the other one, and you need to know how to respond to that. 
Just like you take care of your body daily, what are some things you can do to take care of your marriage daily to maintain it and keep it healthy?
I think this something that is on going and ever changing. You should continue to communicate and do what is best for you two as a couple and that will keep your love alive and keep your marriage healthy. 

XoXo,
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Wife after God, Day 21 + 22

Wife after God is designed to walk you through a journey with god, that is tailored through the role of being a wife. I am going to go day by day and reflect on my relationship with god and my husband. I will not be summarizing days or writing the versus that correlate. But I will be journaling and using the refection questions to help me go through this next month. 

Previous Post:
Wife after God, Day 1 + 2
Wife after God, Day 3 + 4
Wife after God, Day 5 + 6
Wife after God, Day 7 + 8
Wife after God, Day 9 + 10
Wife after God, Day 11 + 12
Wife after God, Day 13 + 14
Wife after God, Day 15 + 16
Wife after God, Day 17 + 18
Wife after God, Day 19 + 20

Day 21: Prayer For Your Husband
How will praying for your husband positively impact your marriage?
I think praying for your husband is make a positive impact on the relationship, because it shows that you want the best for him and that are always thinking of him and his needs and wants. With this you are keeping your heart softened towards him and remaining mindful of him needs.

What are some specific things you know your husband needs prayer for?
I will always pray for my husband, and it can be for all different aspects. But when it comes to specific things that he may need or specific issues he may be having trouble with I will do those when they are needed. 

How will praying for your husband draw you closer to him and to God?
Like I said in the first question, I think praying for your husband will be positive because it shows that you care and that you want the best for him.I think this will also draw you closer to him because you will be thinking of him and open the lines of communication in the relationship. If you are ask him how he needs and what is going on with him this will draw you closer as a couple and lets you know what you need to pray for.

Day 22: Prayer For Your Marriage 
How does praying with your husband build a God centered marriage?
We have not really ever prayed together. But I feel if we can add this to your daily routine it will make our marriage more powerful. 

What keeps you from asking your husband to pray with you?
I like my prayer and quite time to think to myself and to grown myself. I Guess I am being selfish in trying to make this time just for me, and should try to include him in this process. 

What changes need to be made so you can pray with your husband for your marriage on a daily basis?
I need to invite him to be apart of my prayer time, and we together need to make time in your day to have this time to reflect and pray as one. 

XoXo,
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wife after God, Day 19 + 20

Wife after God is designed to walk you through a journey with god, that is tailored through the role of being a wife. I am going to go day by day and reflect on my relationship with god and my husband. I will not be summarizing days or writing the versus that correlate. But I will be journaling and using the refection questions to help me go through this next month. 

Previous Post:
Wife after God, Day 1 + 2
Wife after God, Day 3 + 4
Wife after God, Day 5 + 6
Wife after God, Day 7 + 8
Wife after God, Day 9 + 10
Wife after God, Day 11 + 12
Wife after God, Day 13 + 14
Wife after God, Day 15 + 16
Wife after God, Day 17 + 18
Day 19: Who You are Called to Be
Who does God call you to be?
I think what God is calling me to be changes through out time. There is not a master list highlighted who I should be, and as i grow this calling can change. Most recently I feel like I am called to be a good wife and soon to be mother. With that I feel I am called to be the best I can be and take care of myself as well. I think another calling is to strength my faith, which is one reason I choose to do this devotional. 
How will your marriage be impacted as you live out these calls?
I think this will only strength my marriage and make it the best it can be. Both me and my husband will be blessed through these changes and our actions, attitudes and words towards each other with strength as well. 
What is one call that you need to spend more time working on?
I think God calls me to be happy with who I am, with that I think I need to spend more time for myself which will also make me a better wife. 
Day 20: Prayer For You
Why is it important for you to pray every day?
I going to come out a say it I don't pray every day. I know boo on me. But I do try to take my drive time to and from work to have reflection time. But when it comes to true prayer time I feel like there are times God tells me when and what I need to pray for. 
How has the guided prayers in this devotional impacted you?
I think the guided prayer has helped me think about certain tops that I would have not normally prayer for and now will add to my list of things I should be praying for. Also I have a hard time speaking my prayers out loud and I have tried reading these prayers out loud, which will allow me to start be comfortable with that aspect of my prayer life. 
In what ways can you increase quality prayer time with God?
I feel like I will work on my overall prayer life. Maybe I will continue to journal with out the prompt questions like I have this month maybe I will continue to do devotionals to remind me I need to take time to think about myself and others and pray to God about it. 

XoXo,
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