One-Flesh Prayer~Ephesians 2 & 3

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Thank You Lord for Your extravagant grace.
For itis by grace we are saved and made alive in Christ unto eternity. Thank You for such a mercy-filled gift. I want to ask You that you will gather desolate marriages especially the ones without Christ, who maybe “strangers from Your covenants of promise” and lack hope because they lack God. I pray that where there is division and enmity between husbands and their wives, You would reconcile them and reign them in to Your promise by the blood of Christ. Jesus is our promise of love and peace– life! Bring dead marriages to life in Christ Jesus. Thank You Jesus! You are our peace! Lord, make both one! And break down the walls that separate our oneness with our spouses! Lord, I thank You now for reconciliation of every husband to his wife as one-flesh! By the power of Your blood Jesus, let all enmity and strife and anything that causes division be put to death so that peace reigns in their marriages. Let the cornerstone of every covenant marriage be Jesus Christ Himself, so that husbands and their wives will “being fitted together”, will grow to glorify God as His holy temple. Let our marriages be Your dwelling places for Your Holy Spirit so that we might be “strengthened with might”, that Christ “dwell in our hearts through faith” so we are “rooted and grounded in love”, so we are “filled with all the fullness of God”!!! Henceforth, husbands and wives, I “beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in peace. In Jesus’ name, AMEN! God bless us all ♡ Cassandra

Who Do You Follow?

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I found this painting of Sacajawea–the Native American guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition to find the Pacific Ocean–on Pinterest. “Guide” really stood out to me because a guide is someone who will lead you someplace. I think about how we are always being led. We can either be led by our flesh or by the Holy Spirit. How blessed we are that we have Jesus!!! “He led captivity captive” and made a way–leading those willing to follow Him–to eternal life with Him in and our Father. I think on how we rely on earthly guides in our spiritual journeys–our spouses, pastors, tv evangelists, and people who say they are prophets. Our spouses and Pastors are shepherds whose role is to point us to Jesus The Good Shepherd. We need to be certain that if we are guided by anyone that he/she is not only concerned that we have only temporary successes and achievements here on earth but is more concerned that we reach our destination by following Jesus to the promised land– to eternal life. We must be careful that we look for guides who are ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing and are only out to be huge successes. They preach sermons that mainly motivate us to pursue our dreams and worldly accomplishments and neglect to tell us what thus says the Lord in our Bibles. We need to be certain to look for guides who talk about Jesus and preach God’s Word simply because they are following Jesus too and want to spread His good news.
Our destination cannot be someplace on this earth simply to retire and say to our spouses and children “Honey, we made it.” Our destination must be set to heaven and that means no spiritual retirement; we must press on with more fervor and determination to pursue Jesus and follow His steps all the way to our promised land in eternity. We must be mindful of our guides! Cassandra