Ask This Question Often
By David Chadwick
The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. Solomon echoes this truth with this poignant piece of wisdom: “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 ESV).
Jesus made the same point in Mark 7:20-23. In these verses he pointed out that everything in life, both good and bad, flows from the heart.
Husband, your wife desires to be one with you. That was creation’s design (Genesis 2:24).
But for oneness to occur, you husbands must want it, too. Your desire to honor your wife will stimulate your heart to know her heart so that you can become one.
If you husbands want to honor your wives, you must learn to ask her this very important question: How is your heart?
Then, after she has recovered from the shock of you asking her this question, listen intently to her response. Let it sink in. Understand and reflect her feelings. Appreciate her courage to share her heart. Ask her to share more.
As you husbands do this, you’ll find that she loves you more and more.
And the two of you have increasingly become one – God’s goal for all marriages.
Simplify your prayer life with three words
Prayer is vital to our spiritual health. It's so important that 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “Pray without ceasing.” Yet we often find it difficult to follow that command. Relationships and responsibilities vie for our attention, and prayer often gets placed on the back-burner. But it’s possible to make 2019 your year of focused and increased prayer!
David Chadwick’s latest booklet, 3-Word Prayers, can help you do just that. It suggests a power-packed approach to prayer that cuts through life’s busyness. And, it’s as simple as 1-2-3—just trim your prayers to three words.