Day Twelve: Sober-Minded
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. –1 Peter 5:8
A healthy marriage will include a battle for our minds. We are bombarded by false information every day that tells us what a marriage should be. Men are told lies about who they are, and women must endure a barrage of identity shaping commercials and such. Most of the voices we hear on a given day come with forked-tongue. What’s worse is that sometimes we can speak serpentine language to our spouses. We must have a sober-mind so that we can build one another up and walk humbly in God’s truth. Even our prayers may be hindered without a sober-mind (1 Peter 4:7). Pray today that the fog of lies and conflict would lift and that we would both hear the voice of the Good Shepherd.
Lord, if you did not speak to us we could only hear the voice of deceit. But you have chosen to speak to us through Your Word. Your voice is powerful. You are able to cut through the fog of deceit and speak clearly to our hearts. We pray that you would help us to be sober-minded in our marriage. Protecting us from believing lies. Help us to build one another up and speak truth to each other. Give us ears to hear your voice. Amen.