Picture above is of my angel wife Sharon. More later on in this CUP on wives!
Dear Family of our Lord Jesus Christ,
We love you all! We pray for you all!
God sets up divine appointments and brings those into our lives by His doing. All Honor, Glory and Praise be unto Him forever and ever! Mona Michelle
Want to remind you that The CUP was founded by God and for prayer. We are a praying ministry and we love to pray for folks! Today I bring a young man named Michael to you! Please pray for him and the Lord protect him and deliver him from a challenge In Jesus name, Amen! I ask that you forward all our prayer needs, that you bring them to your Church and Bible studies! For 17 years the CUP has been here praying for others! Just think of what God has done with this CUP! WOW! It’s all God! 17 years folks! Praise God! I do not take it for granted! ALL GOD! ALL GOD!!!!! PTL!!!!
We are also starting a new daily feature at FGGAM!
Angel’s Prayer For The Day Angel Murchison is such a prayer warrior and will be posting her prayer for the day at FGGAM! WOW! Thank you Lord. Angel is a well known Christian Broadcaster from Maine!
Kelly’s Word For The Day~ Children are a Blessing and a Gift from God This Daily Feature by Kelly Snelgrove is one of our most popular at FGGAM! We thank the LORD for all of our volunteer writers!
YOUR PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS MADE THE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET YOUR VOICE CONTINUED TO BE HEARD!!!! FGGAM WILL STAND IN THE GAP UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS!!!!!!!
This comes from our new friend Mona Michelle: All honor, glory and praise to God! Your wife is a treasure from God. When you found a wife, you found a good thing. Love her and let her know how much you appreciate her helping you carry your burdens. She loves you. May God continue to bless your beautiful marriage. Blessings of joy, peace, love and prosperity…Shalom (nothing missing and nothing broken in your lives together as one)! Praise God! Hallelujah!
I was telling Mona what a difference Sharon has made in my life! The light of my life! I know God sent me to her. When I met Sharon I did not have two pennies to rub together! She saved my life, she was sent by God! Sghe has made me a better man, a better man of God! Amen! Our marriage is even stronger since God put us into FGGAM.ORG!
I found this from Prodigal Magazine March 10, 2009………….SOLID!
Editor’s Note: This article is apart of content that was published from 2005-2010 under the direction of Jason Wenell. In March 2012 Darrell and Allison Vesterfelt became the new owners of Prodigal Magazine. Check out the new vision and direction of the publication.
Many men praise their wives from time to time but how selfish is that praise? Are you thankful for your wife because of all the ways that she blesses you? Are you thankful for her beauty; her home cooked meals; her funny jokes or those special times alone. It is important to be grateful for all her blessings but is that really a spirit of thankfulness?
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “…give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” It does not say be thankful in all good and comfortable circumstances. If we apply this to our marriages then it means be thankful for our wives at all times. Are you thankful for your wife when she is sick? … When she is unattractive? …when she is depressed? … When she is disabled? …When she is struggling with mental illness? …When she does not want you to touch her? …When she is struggling with her weight?
I heard a story about an awful auto accident that left a young wife very disabled. While she was still in the hospital rehab she received divorce papers from her husband. His only explanation was that “he did not marry her for this.” It’s easy to get angry at this selfish punk but have we ever lapsed into self-pity just because the house needs cleaning.
Think of the worst day in your married life and asked yourself if you expressed thanks in the middle of that dark moment. Did you complain? Do you blame? Do you get mad at God and ask him how He could hate you so much? Thankfulness is truly real when expressed in the debts of pain and trail.
I believe that the spiritual discipline of thankfulness is rooted in a holy belief that circumstances do not dictate God’s blessing. We live in a day of very shallow faith. We ask God to bless us with things and whine when he does not pay our credit card bill.
1 Timothy 6:6, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
She is God’s gift and all of His gifts are very good. However, she is not God’s gift to make you happy or comfortable. In this modern age “materialism” is one of the great enemies of marriage. It causes couples to buy homes way beyond their means or to get into debt instead of waiting for God to provide. It also causes men to view their wives in a dehumanizing “value” context. I love her because she makes me happy, she cleans the house, she cooks great and I’m attracted to her. The suffocating weight of this type of entitlement love has destroyed many marriages. Selfishness is the soul cancer that kills love with criticism, disapproval and condemnation, when a man’s shallow expectations of his wife are not fulfilled.
We need to see our wife as God’s child. We need to love her with a holy love that accepts her as God made her. Selfishness is the enemy of genuine love and wise is the man that hates every hint of his selfish core.
“In 1636, amid the darkness of the Thirty Years’ War, a German pastor, Martin Rinkart, is said to have buried five thousand of his parishioners in one year, an average of fifteen a day. His parish was ravaged by war, death, and economic disaster. In the heart of that darkness, with the cries of fear outside his window, he sat down and wrote this table grace for his children:
“Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices.
Who, from our mother’s arms,
Hath led us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today.”
Here was a man who knew thanksgiving comes from love of God, not from outward circumstances.”
So are you really thankful for your wife? Is she a gift from God? Do you praise God for her strengths and express equal thankfulness for her weaknesses? Is your contentment with her based on circumstances of a changing life or is there a deep abiding gratitude to God for the special gift God gave you in your wife.
“You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?”- Benjamin Franklin
“He is well paid that is well satisfied.”- William Shakespeare
“Christians can be and ought to be content with the simple necessities of life…First, when you have God near you and for you, you don’t need extra money or extra things to give you peace and security…God is always better than gold…Second, we can be content with the simplicity because the deepest, most satisfying delights God gives us through creation are free gifts from nature and from loving relationships with people. After your basic needs are met, accumulated money begins to diminish your capacity for these pleasures rather than increase them. Buying things contributes absolutely nothing to the heart’s capacity for joy…Third, we should be content with the simple necessities of life because we could invest the extra we make for what really counts (God’s kingdom) —John Piper from Desiring God, 1996, P. 102-103, Used by Permission,
– See more at: https://www.prodigalmagazine.com/are-you-thankful-for-your-wife/#sthash.hnOW2waI.dpuf
I am reposting this in the CUP from Feb. 18th of this year………I talked to Tom Lester again last night. He now is 76 years old. Please keep him in your prayers! He has spent many a day out preaching on our Lord Jesus Christ. Tom stressed to me yesterday keep bringing them Jesus, keep bringing people to Jesus, it’s all about Jesus! I am thankful that I met Tom years ago, I am thankful for our relationship. Tom is one who has served so many people over the years, he is a good old Baptist boy! He at one time traveled with Billy Graham! He said Billy never preached without mentioning the blood of Jesus, sin, hell, forgiveness and heaven. Too many preachers are afraid to preach on that these days. Please pray for good health for Tom! In Jesus name, Amen!
Last night I called my Dear friend Tom Lester, who played Eb, on Green Acres. I phoned him when I heard the news of Mary Grace passing away. Tom had not heard the news. He says that Mary Grace was a very lovely person. Tom is now the last living cast member of the TV series ‘Green Acres’ If you are not familiar with Ton Lester, he stands strong for God and still speaks at Churches! We are certainly seeing so many of are old time TV favorites pass away. Love Green Acres! Today’s TV is like night and day from what I grew up with…….profanity and sex. By the way Tom used to travel with Billy Graham years ago! I have been blessed by my friendship with Tom over the years and have had him as my radio guest a couple of times!
|“Green Acres” actress Mary Grace Canfield dies at 89: cbsloc.al/1kPlRGt|
FGGAM.ORG has these stories for you today!
Veterans at Louisiana Facility Going Without Toothpaste, Pajamas and Blankets! This story is outages! I do not know this America I live in!
Get a Grip! God’s Got This Great post by Shari Johnson!
Thank you for stopping by today at the CUP!
For God’s Glory alone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Dewey, Sharon, Family and FGGAM Team
Let us keep our families and neighbors in our prayers!
And all of God’s people said, AMEN!