[God] hears us whenever we ask him; and since we know this is true, we know also that he gives us what we ask from him” (1 John 5:15 GNT).
Ephesians 3:20 says, “God . . . is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (TLB).
Prayer can do whatever God can do. His resources are available to you. Twenty times in the New Testament it says, “Ask.” It’s encouraging to know that things out of my control are not out of God’s control. I may not be able to change a situation, but I can pray and God can change it.
That includes changing a relationship from bad to good, and the quickest way to see that change is to start thanking God for people you are having difficulty getting along with.
Praying for them will change your attitude—and it will change them. Positive praying is much more powerful than positive thinking. People may resist our help, spurn our appeals, and reject our suggestions, but they are powerless against our prayers.
What do you pray? The more specific you are in prayer, the more specific the answer will be.
In Philippians 1:9-11, Paul spells out exactly what he’s praying for people. “This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God” (NIV).
“Mirror, mirror on the wall”
Your wife appreciates when you are in good shape. Your husband loves it when you dress nicely and are radiant. Therefore; keep being attractive for your spouse.
Even if you find your beer belly sexy – the decisive question is, does she? If not, then you had better exchange the car for a bike right away.
Vice versa, your husband might enjoy it if you showed off in a nice skirt, instead of walking around in baggy sweatpants.
What does your wife like? What turns your husband on? Does she want me to go to the barber’s? Does he want me to wear make up more often?
Questions that seem superficial can trigger a lot of when it has to do with clothes. They are more important than you think.
Go on a shopping trip together. The husband buys a new outfit for the wife. The wife buys a new outfit for the husband. The husband pays.