Day 4 of the 5 Day Prayer Challenge
Pray they Don’t Eat the Apple
Did you know that just because something looks good doesn’t mean that it’s God?
Genesis 3:6 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.”
Eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil was NOT God’s will.
However, the Bible says that to Eve, it appeared to be:
-PLEASING to the eye
In the season of singleness, the devil will always try to send tests. Whether its:
-a DM on Instagram
-an inbox on Facebook
-a cute guy at the gym
-a pretty girl at the store
-a porn ad on snapchat
Most of the time, these things will look good, seem pleasing, and definitely feel desirable.
That’s why you have to pray that your future spouse doesn’t eat the “apple” of compromise.
Because when loneliness sets in, frustrations are high, and they start watching those around them date, get married, and have kids… the temptation gets real and the “apple” looks even better.
Can I get real with you?
I remember those days of being at home alone, bored and lonely, and the spirit of lust would start creeping in.
I went through a season where I gave in every time. My spirit was weak and I was fighting by myself.
But, one day I got the revelation that I was displeasing God with my actions, and setting myself up for failure in my future by not learning self control.
Immediately I got the strength to fight back, and make war with my flesh, because I knew one day I would have to tell my future wife about these moments.
Your future spouse is a real person, and right now they need your prayers to PERSEVERE through each trial no matter how big or small.
Prayer Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:22-24 “Run away from youthful lusts—pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those [believers] who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But have nothing to do with foolish and ignorant speculations [useless disputes over unedifying, stupid controversies], since you know that they produce strife and give birth to quarrels. The servant of the Lord must not participate in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone [even-tempered, preserving peace, and he must be], skilled in teaching, patient and tolerant when wronged.”
Pray this powerful prayer for your future spouse to overcome ALL temptation:
Father, I thank you for my future spouse. I pray in the name of Jesus that you tear down all false idols in their life, and sever all ties to anyone and anything other than You. Set them free from every form of sexual, mental, and emotional tie between them and any and every past and present lover. Your word says that where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Let your Spirit fill every part of them that they would be set free in all areas of their life. Deliver them from every lustful and impure spirit. Help them to run away from every temptation and run towards you alone! Break every generational curse connected to their bloodline. Let purity and freedom be their portion, and help them to flee from all sexual temptation and perversion.