Several months ago I wrote a post about not doing my part in marriage and putting the burden on Luke to carry us both spiritually which is unhealthy for us both.
Well since that time I have been working on it, and I started reading the book Power of a Praying Wife.
I haven't finished it yet, but since this is Valentine's weekend I thought it would be a good time to do a "mini review" of the book.
I am more than halfway through the book and I really like it and agree with almost all that is in the book.
Reading this book has really opened my eyes about how important it is to pray for Luke, in every area of his life.
It seems like such a simple thing, and how could something so simple like that slip my mind, but the book made me realize that I don't spend enough time praying for specific areas of his life.
In September I showed you my prayer journal that I "made" basically I cute up some paper and stuck it in the clear pockets, but all creative minds have to start somewhere right?
Well I made a tab for Luke not really knowing what I would do with it.
Then I figured out what I could do with the "Luke" tab.
After each chapter I read in The Power of a Praying Wife I write down an area I can be praying for Luke and then put it behind his tab.
For example, there is a chapter about his mind. So I wrote down specific prayers I can pray about Luke's mind.
Like that he wouldn't lose his mind when I go shopping and spend more than the allotted monthly budget.
I kid, I kid.
So now I can open up the journal flip to his tab and start praying for specific areas of Luke's life.
Luke and I were talking about it the other day and he says he can tell a difference when I am praying for specific areas of his life. The power of prayer is amazing.
We decided not to exchange Valentine's gifts this year, as we are hoping to make a BIG purchase soon (a home) but I know that this is one of the best gifts I can do for Luke and for our relationship.
And by no-means do I say this all of this to "toot-my-own-horn", I never want to do anything that involves tooting.
But I find encouragement and gain ideas through so many blogs so I thought that maybe this could be beneficial to somebody out there.
Especially during the month of love, which we all really know is the month of the February Funk.
And even if you aren't married, in my opinion, it's never too early to pray for your future spouse out there!
And eat some valentines chocolates while you are at it.
True story, Luke and I bought a box of chocolates tonight and finished it tonight.
I may make a tab to start praying for our metabolism. It needs to stick around a bit longer.