Just as a storm brews in from the west, so can be the rampant spiritual warfare in the home of an unequally yoked couple. Debris from the storm may leave the believer mentally, physically, and spiritually drained. Sometimes the wreckage is so great, it appears as if new life may ever spring forth. Even assessing the damage can become overwhelming leading us to believe that our dreams of ever having an undivided household have all been swept away with the torrent wind. However, there is a God who is greater than the wickedest and most horrific storm.
Whether you have been witnessing to your spouse for a few days or several years, spiritual warfare will leave us in a drought if we do not fill ourselves back up with the water that never runs dry.
“Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)
Spending time in God’s presence and drinking from the cup of flowing waters will not only restore us emotionally, but spiritually which is a necessity when fighting the enemy in a house that is divided.
Know that you are not alone in the battle. God has called you and is preparing you for the day that your spouse surrenders his or her own heart to the one true King.
Have hope in his promises that he desires for none to perish (2 Peter 3:9) and ask for the Holy Spirit to draw your spouse “(John 6:44).
Most importantly recognize that your spouse does not define who you are. God alone does. He created you for a specific purpose. Be respectful to your helpmate, but heed to God’s calling on your life. The Holy Spirit will finish the work that has begun.
Our measurement of time is not equal to his. Instead of sitting idle waiting for God to change your spouse, use this time to draw near to God, grow in his word, increase your faith, and strengthen your relationship between you and the Lord. For an unbelieving spouse may be won by the conduct of the believer by observing their true love behind their actions. (1 Peter 2:1-2)
Finally, open the doors of your household to be a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Invite the Spirit wind to move through your household and fill your place with the love of Christ.
Even though spiritual warfare can drain us and leave us feeling emptying and alone in its attempts to conquer our marriage, God is greater! Continue to be on your knees and hold on to God’s promises, for the battle is the Lords.
How has God been moving in your household? Let us know how we can we pray for your unbelieving spouse?