Dear Future Husband,
I am praying for you every single day. I used to just pray whenever about whatever but there were so many things that I neglected that I decided I needed a system:
In the mornings I ask God to transform me to be more like Christ; I pray about my day, my goals and ask for discernment and wisdom. At work I have a prayer board that helps me keep track of all the other things I want to pray about and every 20 minutes I take a prayer break to focus on one specific request/need. Before bed, I pray a blessing on each member of my family and for my future family. Shower time is for you. It’s just the right amount of time so that I can cover a couple of attributes really well but not get distracted or feel like I run out of things to say. It also ensures that I pray for you every day since I (usually) shower every day…plus….this is kind of embarrassing…but it makes it more likely that I will actually shower instead of putting it off, putting it off, then being too tired and telling myself I’ll do it in the morning.
This week I’ve prayed for your physical health, for you to be fun-loving like me and for you to be a bold speaker when you need to be. I started thinking about how awesome it would be to have you by my side and know that you’re always going to speak up for God, and I got so excited. It was like it had just actually hit me for the first time – that by determining to wait for you and dedicating all this prayer time for you, God will actually give me a guy as awesome as you.
I’ve been reading this book and it mentioned something that really resonated with me. The author said that most people have high standards for the person they will marry but that they don’t uphold those same standards when they date…because it is “only dating.” But then they form a bond with that person and they don’t want to break up and they eventually marry. For some it works out but for others it doesn’t. But when you decide what kind of man you want and determine not to settle for anything less, you end up with God’s very best for you.
That’s why I am so excited to marry you one day. Because I’m waiting for the man I’ve been praying for, and the man I’ve been praying for is amazing. I’ve gotten so used to seeing couples where the woman is the stronger spiritual partner and although I always wanted different, I probably would have ended up in just the same situation. But now I am waiting for something better.
I will continue praying for you, so if you’re wondering why you are suddenly getting so much awesomer, it’s because of me (Really, it’s God!)
linking up with Ashley at The Sweet Season here