Sunday, January 2, 2011
Everyone has needs; at least, I think everyone has needs. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t. The question isn’t whether or not we have needs, or even what needs we have, but what we do about them. Our needs can affect our attitude, and out attitude can affect our relationships.
When we allow those needs to make us irritable and crabby, it is hard on those around us, especially our wives. Instead of receiving our love, they are the ones who receive all the negativity, stress, crabbiness, and mistreatment that our bad attitude can cause. Doesn’t really seem fair, does it?
Instead of taking those things out on our wives, what we need to do is find a way that we can team up and deal with those issues. When we work together to overcome something, it builds heart intimacy in a relationship. On the other hand, when we try and deal with it alone, we often push away those who are closest to us. There’s something about going through a problem together that forges truly strong relationships.
Day 72 – One of the ways we can face things together is to pray together. Not only that, but it is a great way of increasing the effectiveness of our prayers. The prayer of agreement is much more powerful than a prayer prayed by one’s self.
In addition, while we are praying together, we can take the time to pray for our wives. We can pray God’s blessing upon them; pray God’s protection over them; and pray God’s help for them. You want to show your wife that you care about her? Let her hear you praying for her; there’s nothing that will convince her that you care, like that will.