Dear Prayer Igniter

WHAT IS THE JOY LEVEL IN YOUR Marriage/Family?

I recently had the joy and honor to marry Matt and Anaid in a small and very intimate setting with just their two families in attendance. At weddings I love to describe the beautiful double-layered image of the bridegroom’s courtship of his bride into marriage on earth with the spiritual reality of God’s courtship of us into relationship with Jesus into heaven.

Could Your Joy Level In Marriage/Family Be A Spiritual Thermometer Of Your Intimacy With Christ and Visa-Versa?

God will increase your joy when you are faithful to serve in the “Little Things”. My wonderful mother planted the seed of one such “Little Thing” in my life when I was only 7. My younger sister, 2 brothers and I were all dressed for church and I ran outside ahead of them jumping into the back seat of Mum’s 2 door car. My sister, Janet stood outside the car door with my Mum holding her back from getting in, at the same time fixing a stern eye on me, and saying: “Colin! What are you doing in the car before your sister?” I looked back at her with a confused look and then Mum said:
“Colin please get out of the car right now and hold the door open for your sister to get in first!”
“Aah Mu….um, she’s my sister!” “Yes! Exactly when you open the door for your sister you will open the door for every woman.” That one-minute lesson has had an invaluable impact on me, our sons and many others with whom I have shared this good manners lesson.

Colin Millar - Pray Now!

The Enemy Can Steel Our Joy In A Spirit of Gradualism!

Satan works so subtly and gradually that we often do not even notice the “Slippage” of the “Little Things”. The enemy causes a barrier and a communication blockage between us and our relationships with God and with our family members.

So it’s Friday 19th June and my Sweetie and I are walking through the hotel parking garage to drive to Matt and Anaid’s wedding. We approach our car from the driver’s side and I’m thinking: “Oh my Sweetie can get her own door!” Just as quickly the Lord reminds me of my sister and like a disciplined marine I make a 25% turn in my step head right around the car opening my Sweetie’s car door and giving her a gentle kiss as she gets into the car!
A “Little Thing” but I promise you I experienced a fuller joy driving next to my Darling and spoke a deeper and more heartfelt encouragement to the precious couple I then married.

SO WILL YOU ASK THE LORD THIS QUESTION?

LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO
CHANGE IN ME THAT WILL BRING A
GREATER INTIMACY WITH YOU AND MY
PRECIOUS SPOUSE/FAMILY?

I strongly encourage you precious Friend:

  • Set an hour aside to sit at the feet of Jesus and just come unto Him and be still.
  • Take Psalm 46:10 remove all distractions and be still and know that He is God.
  • Then mediate on His Word in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto Me….for 15 minutes.
  • Next from this point of rest ask God the question above, listen and record what you hear...

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