In our homes, we become superhuman. Everyone pulls on us from all directions. The hats we wear are countless and sometimes invisible to our spouse. There is an entire different stack of hats that we must wear for him. Mommy rarely gets a break, but we can’t let that stop us from being wifey!
Luke 5:15-16 (NKJV)
15 However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. 16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.
Jesus himself had to withdraw alone to pray. Everyone around Him needed something from Him. He was well equipped to give it, but He also had a cut off point. When being drained of all spiritual resources, the only way to get refueled is by the presence of God. No amount of pedi/mani treatments, spa sessions, or shopping sprees will restore your soul. Only by prayer will we have the energy to do what we do.
Matthew 14:23 (NKJV)
23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
Sometimes, we might have to wait until everyone goes away to sleep (including our spouse). It is then we can enter into our secret place and get refreshed to be the wife and mother that we are called to be.
If we neglect prayer, by the time we get alone with our spouse we will have nothing for him. We will be missing the peace and fullness of joy that comes by prayer. We give our husbands balance. We are his help (Genesis 2:18), his crown (Proverbs 12:4), and his favor (Proverbs 18:22). While it important for him to have his own prayer life and important for us to pray together, we still need to get alone with God. Not only will He give us strength, but also strategy and wisdom to use all of the hats that we wear!
I know your busy. I know it’s hard. I know you don’t feel like it. These are all excuses from the enemy to keep you from being the wife and mother that God has called you to be.
I encourage you today to find a place of solitude and pray. Pray for yourself. Pray for renewed strength and energy. Pray for peace and contentment. Pray for joy and compassion. Pray for endurance, perseverance, and most of all wisdom to do everything that makes you so awesome. You are an excellent wife! You are an excellent mother! You are a Proverbs 31 woman!
Father, we thank You for being all sufficient. You have everything that we need to achieve success in all that you have assigned us to do. Forgive us for trying to do things in our own strength and forgetting that only you can restore our souls. We want to give our husbands help, favor, and a crown that shows him as the king that he is. Show us opportunities to get into solitude to pray and commune with You. Help us resist the enemy that would cause us to be lazy and make excuses. We submit to You so the enemy must flee! We want to be a wife that represents Your name and gives You glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!