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Friday, January 16, 2009

His Choices ~ Chapter 10

1. Do you feel your husband generally makes good decisions? Why or Why Not? Yes, I believe he makes good decisions most of the time, being the man that he is now. We both pray over things before we make any big decisions.

2. Do you often see or sense things instinctively that your husband doesn't? How does he react to this? Does he see or sense things that you don't? How do you react to this? I do sense things and he takes my advice and my intuitions very seriously. I appreciate that my thoughts matter and not only do they matter, they are usually a critical part of any decision that ends up being made.

3. Does your husband ask your advice before making major decisions or choices with significant ramifications? Why or Why not? Always. He sees us as a team and any decisions he would make would affect both of us. I would say I make more decisions and tell him about it later than he does. I need to work on that.

4. When you give your husband advice, does he weigh it carefully before making and major decisions or choices? How does that make you feel? How can your prayers help him to make wise choices? He always considers my advice carefully. I think he knows I have a good sense about things and can see possibilities that he may not. It makes me feel great that he sees me as an important role. I hope by praying, it will help Mr B to open his eyes to things I am unable to convince him of. Mostly having to do with dealing with The Other.

5. Read Proverbs 1:7 Does your husband seek God before making decisions? Does he wait for God's leading before acting? Explain. I believe in some areas (like applying for a promoted position) Mr B does seek out God's will. When it comes to other things that he considers insignificant, he goes forward with what he thinks is best.

6. Proverbs 1:5 Write this as a prayer over your husband inserting his name. Let Mr B also hear and gain in learning and also acquire a discerning skill

7. Is there any area in which you think your husband consistently makes poor choices? Pray specifically for this. - Yes, I think with the baby he needs to be more cautious. I don't know what The Other is capable of, but I fear her angry spirit. I don't think there is anything she wouldn't do to get what she wants, but Mr B doesn't take the proper steps to protect himself.

8. Proverbs 11:14 Are there godly people with whom your husband could seek counsel regarding certain decisions? Who are they? If not pray for this in your husband's life. Other than myself or our pastor, I am not sure there is. He is very private and doesn't like to share his feelings or ask others for advice.

9. Write a prayer for your husband regarding godly counselors to impart understanding and direction to your husband. Lord, I pray that You will bring into Mr B's life people whom he can trust, can confide in, and can seek counsel. I pray that You direct his steps and give him the understanding that we are not supposed to do life by ourselves, but surround ourselves with Godly people who can help to balance out the work of our enemy.

5 comments:

Nutty mom-- said...

It's so hard when you don't have people close you can confide in. I hope Mr B find someone he can trust and talk to.

Ang said...

That is so important to have another Godly male to confide in. when we lived in Orlando our best friends we had that, but they have since moved to Al and we have moved to anther place in Fl and I think he struggles with that are in his life. Pray for us that he will find that person God has out there for him!!

Daberath said...

My boyfriend is much like your husband when it comes to opening up to people and sharing personal feelings, thoughts, etc. I feel like I am the only one he will ever discuss anything serious with and I feel its not healthy for him in so many ways. I am not sure how to change this either, especially since he has just been able to confide in me for so long. I will pray Mr B finds someone he can open up to and trust with his personal life. I really have enjoyed reading your discussions on this book. I can see areas where I too could improve. I hope and pray this book will further better your relationship with Mr B and with God. I admire your honestly here on your blog. It has been comforting to me to know I am not the only one who has relationships issues so to speak with my man and with God. Keep doing what you're are doing Mrs B, I think God has great things in store for you and your relationships, if you will keep giving it all over to Him and let Him guide your life and your marriage. I wish you the best of luck!

Candace said...

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Ang said...

Hey you name the place girlfriend and I'll be there:)!!