Spouses who pray
Sometimes you don’t need a lawyer, a doctor, a policeman or a friend; you just need a spouse who in the wee hours of the morning knows how to engage Heaven, and attack the demonic realm in spiritual warfare for you.
A spouse who has, understands and uses his/her authority in Christ to wrestle against principalities and rulers of darkness in high and low places; who knows the Word of God and uses it like a two-edged sword to tear off the head of the enemy.
Many of us, if not all of us, look for specific qualities in a person, especially when we are looking for a spouse. Some of these include honesty, cleanliness and integrity; being responsible, friendly, kind, intelligent, pleasant, attractive and healthy.
All these qualities are important since we are physical, emotional and psychological beings. But this list is incomplete, because it is missing a critical part of the human make-up – the spiritual side.
I have personally experienced the benefit of having a spouse who can pray effectively, intercede for hours for her family, spend time in worship and Bible study, getting to know the Lord and strengthening her relationship with Him. Having these spiritual qualities do not only benefit her, but they benefit our entire family.
We all go through some tough times in life; experiences that cripple us emotionally, psychologically, financially and physically; keep us up at night; hurt so bad and depress us tremendously that we find it difficult to eat or even socialize. It is during these experiences that we develop a natural urge to pray, cry out to God and seek the Lord’s guidance and help during our times of need.
Think about how wonderful it would be to have the one you love pray you through these tough times. People often neglect the importance of prayer, intercession and worship until fear, embarrassment, hurt, regret, pain, depression, death come knocking at the front door.
My friends, don’t be hasty to choose a partner or spouse. That person can make your home Heaven or hell. Lots of people believe they have a right to tell you when to get married and who you should marry, but when the tough times in marriage come, these same people are nowhere to be found. I encourage you to take your time, as marriage has no time or age limit to it.
Yes, the Bible says it is better to marry than to burn (in lust, desires and immorality), but I can guarantee you, if you marry the wrong person, you will burn in misery, loneliness, frustration, disappointment and unhappiness. It took me ten years, others 15, some four and others just two. The quantity of time isn’t what counts; the quality of time spent with that person and with God, receiving guidance and confirmation, does.
I want to give a big shout-out to all those wives who continuously war for their families and all those husbands who are priests in their homes and lead their families in the principles and values of the Kingdom.
As for the Worrell family, we will serve the Lord – with gladness and sincerity. It is up to you to decide what your family will do.
On behalf of the Worrell family, we want to wish you all a prosperous, peaceful, joyous and fulfilling New Year.
• Corey Worrell is a former Commonwealth youth ambassador. Email [email protected]