Clothe Yourselves for Each Season of Your Marriage by Dr.Jené Walker

Marriages go through seasons. You vowed to stay committed through each one. Just clothe yourself appropriately for the temperature changes with the Word of God.  “It will be a shelter from daytime heat and a hiding place from storms and rain” (Isaiah 4:6 NLT). “She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm[a] clothes. (Proverbs 31:21 NIV). “A farmer too lazy to plant in the spring has nothing to harvest in the fall” (Proverbs 20:4 MSG).

Sometimes you may have to hide yourself in the Word. Save and sow into the spring of your marriage when things are going well so that when rough times come, you have a solid spiritual foundation. Plant love, plant prayer, plant commitment, plant companionship, plant communication so that your marital harvest is plentiful in God’s timing for you two to reap. Don’t fret over the season you’re in right now. God knows every season and is with you through each one! You just stay committed and clothed for the occasion. Jené Elaine Walker

It’s Fasting Season (Post 12): Resolve Not to Defile Yourself by Dr.J.

#FastingDay14 Seven more days! God is amazing! I see Him moving mightily, even in the lives of those around me. If the Holy Spirit released everyone to share the testimonies of what God has been doing in our lives personally, the world would see that it’s due season. For every broken marriage story, I’ve seen God heal five marriages. Promotions under way. Ministries growing. Healing of the sick has happened. Financial blessings. Spiritual growth. Relationships being restored. People coming to Christ. And as a result of this fast? Even more breakthroughs, wisdom, promotion. Hang in there! God’s Word is true – all of it. Resolve not to defile yourself a few more days. Don’t be distracted by the distractions. Don’t let the enemy side track you. At the end of the 7th day, some things will be made complete! And the day after will be a new beginning. Trust God, even if you don’t see a manifestation yet. Dr.J.
Daniel 2:8, 13-15, 17-21 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. Then let our appearance and the appearance of the youths who eat the king’s food be observed by you, and deal with your servants according to what you see.” 14 So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king’s food. 17 As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18 At the end of the time, when the king had commanded that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. 20 And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom. 21 And Daniel was there until the first year of King Cyrus.

He Who Finds a Wife, Will He Find a Good Thing and Receive Favor? by Dr.Jené Walker

Proverbs 18:22 NIV “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”

Reflection Question: Are you already a wife in your spirit now?

What are the wifely qualities and characteristics we currently possess? Are we saved women of God? Do we have a quiet spirit (1 Peter 3)? Are we modest in our dress and hairstyles (1 Peter 3)? Do we know how to be “subject” to God because if we don’t how can we be subject to your own husband (1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5)? Is God the head of our lives (Ephesians 5)? Are we respectful toward others, especially men (Ephesians 5)? Do we now delight ourselves in the Lord (Psalm 37:4) because when we’re married we are supposed to delight ourselves in our husbands, “notices him and prefer him and treat him with loving concern, treasuring him, honoring him, and holding him dear” (Ephesians 5 AMP)?

According to King Lemuel’s mother and modern day mothers too, an excellent wife is hard to find. It is difficult to find a wife in whom a husband’s heart can trust. Are we trustworthy, giving, kind, industrious, strong, a good steward of our money, wise, faithful, a good steward of our time (or idle), noble, and honorable (Proverbs 31)?

Some of us think that God needs help in our man’s search for us (I’ve been guilty before), but God doesn’t. God will equip man with all He needs to find us. God will give man a glimpse, through supernatural binoculars, of the favor man can have when he discovers us. God will show man how good it will be when he finds us. God will even set up and supernaturally arrange the discovery place. We don’t have to try to be in a certain location so our husbands can find us. We don’t have to speed up God’s discovery process. All we have to do is be in a wifely state of being when God allows him to find us. All we have to do is be married to God until our husbands come.

Are you already a wife in your spirit? Are you ready to be found by the one who will seek? God has allowed me to see first hand and, even more so lately, second hand  that marriage is not a joke. The enemy forges more attacks against the entity of marriage and the family that singles can’t even begin to fathom. If you’re not ready for war, stay single. If you’re not equally yoked with that man with THE MAN as the one who can wash you in the word (that means he is in just as deep with God or more than you), he isn’t the one. If you are vindictive and go “tic for tac,” stay single. If you know that God called you to the ministry of marriage, let God work on you now. Be faithful to God. If this is a difficult task, imagine how difficult it will be to be faithful in allowing the Holy Spirit to help you possess these wifely qualities.  Jené Elaine Walker