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The Notebook

September 20, 2010

Yesterday was week 2 of our “At the Movies” series at Lifepoint.

This week was on The Notebook, which is one of my favorite romance movies.  I know the story and I cry every time.

A few weeks ago, Jeff asked me if I would share the stage with him this weekend.  Every time he asks me that, my immediate reaction is to push back and say no.  Public speaking is not my gifting, I’d rather be behind the scenes…but inevitably, I end up saying okay….a weak okay….then praying, God please help me…what have I done???  I didn’t have to do a lot of studying for this, it ended up being more about mine & Jeff’s story.

You can listen or watch the message here.  I don’t believe I say anything profound, but if God can give someone hope through hearing our story then it’s worth it.

Early in our marriage I tried to change Jeff – I shared how I nagged & complained and was very similar to the wife spoken about in Proverbs….a complaining wife is more annoying than dripping water.  I shared how I couldn’t change Jeff….but over the years realized that God could and I started praying for him.  A resource to help you get started in praying for your husband is a book from Stormie Omartian called The Power of a Praying Wife.  She gives topics, prayers and verses to pray for your husband.  Another book I find helpful, which gives more specific topics to pray over and uses Scripture to pray is Praying God’s Will for my Husband by Lee Roberts.  When you accept the fact that you are not going to change your husband and trust that God will you will experience a freedom that will release tremendous stress and free you up to make your home a place your husband wants to come home to.  It’s not easy at first, but just like starting to work out is not easy…once you start seeing results it becomes easier and more enjoyable….try it….I dare you!

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  1. September 21, 2010 7:20 pm

    Thank you for this post, Michelle. It convinced me to dust off my copy of “The Power of the Praying Wife” and resume using it!

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