When I think of myself as a woman who loves my husband, being a protector isn’t the first thing I think of.
It probably doesn’t make the Top Ten.
Yet there it is somewhere in the middle of that Love List in 1 Corinthians 13.
When I think of protecting, I think of the knight in shining armor coming to the rescue of the fair maiden.
Modern-day fairy tales often turn the tables, though, and show the fair maiden saving the knight. Unfortunately, however, those stories usually portray the knight as a little “less than.”
You know what I mean…less than courageous, less than coordinated, less than capable, less than, well, smart.
And I don’t want to think of Robert in those terms. He’s brave, far from clumsy, very capable, and extremely intelligent. He’s a gifted, wonderful man of God.
And yet…sometimes he needs my protection. From the demands of life. From the never-ending “To Do” list. From whatever is his latest concern.
How do I protect my man? I’m not big and strong. Truth be told, I’m kinda wimpy physically.
But not in the Spirit. In the Spirit I am strong. And even when I’m weak, GOD is strong.
So, that’s how I protect that guy of mine. I pray. A lot. I pray all sorts of prayers for him.
Some word-by-word out of the Bible. Others straight out of the Holy Spirit.
Some from a position of faith and strength. Others out of desperation.
Sometimes I “feel” like it’s working. Other times, not so much.
But I keep praying. Protecting him the best way I know how.
I’m not perfect at it, but God makes His power perfect in my weakness, just like He said He would in 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Grateful for His Grace,