Day Seven: That she may be 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
Men, the battle for our wives affections must include the battle for her mind. Our wives are bombarded with information every day from a myriad of voices. These voices tell her who she is as a woman, as a wife, as a mother, and as a disciple. Many of these voices come from a forked-tongue. Without a sober-mind her head will be spinning, not knowing which message to believe. With a sober-mind even her prayers will be hindered (1 Peter 4:7). Therefore, let us pray that the Lord would remove the fog and help our wives to hear and heed the voice of the Good Shepherd.
Father, I thank you that you speak to us. I also thank you that your Word and your voice is powerful. Mountains melt like wax before you, and at the same time the sheep hear your tender voice. Speak to my wife, through the fog. Help her to hear your voice and know it. Quiet all of the other messengers that cloud her brain and keep her from being sober-minded. Ground her in your truth. May she grow in her ability to hear her faithful Shepherd. It is in his name that we pray, Amen.