Our Greatest Desire for Our Men (Day 3 – Finances)
Today, I went to one of the scripture references after I prayed for Nathan and myself about the finances we steward. I encourage you to read Luke 12:13-38. It was interesting that I read that far, as the “financial scriptures” seemed to stop at verse 34, but right below it were words on being ready for Jesus’ second coming. And I read these words as if I’d never really read them before.
“He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern…For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom…Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be (31-21, 34).” …
AND THEN I READ ON…
“Be dressed for service and well prepared, as though you were waiting for you master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks (35-36).” …
GET READY, THIS NEXT WORD STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS!
“There will be special favor for those who are ready and waiting for his return. I tell you, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat (37)!”
He himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! You mean Jesus, Who already gave everything to have us with Him, Who served others through His own exhaustion for years here on this earth, Who conquered death and is now seated at the right hand of God, still plans to let us sit down and eat while He puts on an apron and serves us…if we are ready when He returns?! His love for us is truly more than we can imagine ladies! AND His love for our men just the same – more than we can imagine! Do you ever forget that? Do you ever space on how much our God loves your husband – His boy!? The better question would be, do you ever think about, ponder, seek God on how much He loves your husband? I am sporadic at best, but it is His heart for Nathan that I want more than my deceitful one!
As we’re praying for our husbands and their finances today, let us keep our hearts focused on the point of it all – that our husbands would be ready when Jesus returns, so that they will receive the fullness of the favor of God! Our greatest desire for our men should be that they live in the riches of His glory both now and forever, and that every tangible thing they deal with (like money) be another way they draw closer to God.
(Let us also check our hearts. We want to be a gateway for our men to receive these blessings from God. Our own outlook on and actions with finances will either read them for Christ’s return and reward or it will hinder them. This is one area in which we must check our love for Jesus and our men!)