“Perfectly Positioned”


Wives, you are perfectly positioned as your husband’s help meet to not only be his trusted companion at his side but also perfectly positioned to see his flaws and vulnerabilities.  Therefore, you are perfectly positioned to pray and intercede on his behalf.  The Bible says that two are better than one because if one falls down alone, he will have no one to help him up!
“Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”  ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-12~
As a wife, I am perfectly positioned by God to be my husband’s companion and can help him up when he falls or trips over trials and sins that cause him to stumble by lifting him up in prayer! We are perfectly positioned partners who are purposed to PRAY not stand by and point out their flaws in defeat. No! We are called to be wives who are spiritual warriors–who see our husband’s blind spots with spiritual eyes. We are to lift them up continually in prayer because they are designated as the heads; therefore, that places our husbands under a systematic, covert attack from the enemy!
Husbands are called to provide and lead their wives and children. They face many pressures and temptations! We cannot wait until trials arise to pray for them! We have to pray for them as a part of routine, preventive prayer so that problems that may not be so obvious can be addressed spiritually–taken before our Father–before they become full-blown sin traps and strongholds. The Bible verse that comes to mind when I think about my husband’s prayer needs is  1 Peter 3:1: “In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,”. It reminds me that more can be done on his behalf by prayer rather than talking with him about certain issues. Certain issues that, if you know, have repeatedly been a persistent weakness in your husband’s battle against sin, are a part of a larger war that is not his battle or yours. But the Lord’s battle! And you will be wiser for the wear by praying for him; otherwise, you may come to the realization that you have been like a broken record–saying the same things over and over and over and over again–with no improvements or permanent changes in your husband’s heart.
I like to think that in those cases, a wife’s words are an interference that may hinder the spiritual work God is doing. The husband may rebel more because of her words, and God is not going to compete. Some battles are His, and we are wise to pray for discernment about what we are to say, when we are to discuss, or if we should talk about our husband’s issues at all. Prayer=Power and offers more leverage than our words. Think before you speak–pray first! Be bold about praying on your husband’s behalf because no one other than Jesus is more qualified to intercede for him. I guarantee that you will see more blessings and breakthroughs by praying for your husband, and his heart will trust you! You are perfectly positioned! God bless 🙂
Cassandra Salamone♥

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