On more than one occasion this week this topic has been brought up. It is something that I have heard about a few times before this but never really pegged it as being important. Now I am seeing it as being some what of a big deal. I am seeing that a lot of Christian fathers are dealing with this problem and it is something that we need to get in front of before it is to late. The issue that we are going to discuss today is: “What Happens When A Wife Prays For Her Husband To Become Saved”?
On more than once this week it has been brought up to me that a mans wife prayed for them to become saved and God made it happen. The man became a Christian and started working in the church. He was finding joy that he had never experienced before because the Lord was really moving in his life. Only for all of this to happen and the wife gets upset about the husband’s new found love for Christ. She feels left out, she feels like the church has taken her place, even that the church that they attend might just be a cult. Why is this really happening? Is the wife wrong for being upset? Is the husband wrong for doing so much at the church?
Some would say that all of this is complicated but I personally don’t think that it is. I think that the wife has every right to be a little upset and the husband is not wrong for working more at the church. However I feel like there needs to be some communication done. The wife has to be able to express to her husband how she feels about his new found faith. This has to be done so that they can possibly come to a conclusion together that makes both parties happy. However we have to remember in the New Testament when dealing with the Apostles it was mentioned on more than one occasion that some of them were married. However they were only mentioned and the Bible doesn’t give much notice to them because the work that they were doing for God was more important. Jesus even said in Chapter 8 of Matthew to “Let the dead bury the dead”.
We as Christian Fathers have to understand that even when we are young in Christ we are first supposed to minister to our own homes. We are supposed to be willing to split our time between the things that are most important to us. God first family second. But let the love that you have for God increase the love that you have for your family.
Yours in Christ,
A Christian Dad