May
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A Prayer for your Future Helpmate!

This one! Well it is for us who are single and desire to be married someday!

If you are married, you might want to send this to your single friends who hope to get married one day as well!

No guarantees of course,  but THIS IS filled front to back with the Word of God and to me, that is the BEST KIND OF PRAYER you can hope to pray!

A few months back, I wrote a blog about Praying for your Future “Helpmate”  if you missed it and want to check it out, click here!

After chatting with a dear friend about “the future” and God’s plans, she zipped me off this prayer (below)!! I will be honest, at first I thought, oh another prayer about praying for my husband, I didn’t pay a lot of attention. But then just a few days later, I prayed it and well  it BLEW ME AWAY!

SO eloquent, SO beautiful, SO true!  AND I had to share with all of you!

Prayer is a mystery to me, but all I can figure is if Jesus prayed and He was  God, I should surely pray also!

I am not 100% sure who so eloquently laid these scriptures beside one another to create such a God honoring prayer! But if it was you, be sure to let me know so I can give you credit! AND know I LOVE your prayer!

a quick note for the men in the room (or on the blog, I guess I should say)

1. Know this is what beautiful women of God are praying for, we are on your side!

2. Use this same prayer to pray for your wife (just switch it around a little)

Prayer:

“Lord God, your Word declares that if I delight myself in you—if I enjoy and seek your pleasure above mine—you’ll give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4). Desiring a husband is neither evil nor selfish because marriage is honorable (Hebrews 13:4). At the beginning of creation, you proclaimed, “It is not good that man should be alone” and then you created Eve to be a suitable partner for Adam (Genesis 2:18). In the name of Jesus, I ask that you would protect the husband—a suitable partner—you have chosen for me. Because the covenant of marriage is sacred (Mark 10:9), I ask for a man of God. Please give me a husband whose love for me is only outmatched by his love for you; a man who will cherish me and build me up (Proverbs 31:28); a man who will honor me (I Peter 3:7) and our marriage vows; a man who will be a good father and provider; a man whom I will be attracted to physically, emotionally, and spiritually; a man who will love me as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Keep me from attaching myself to another man out of desperation. I will not settle for a relationship that’s second best, convenient, or one that feeds my insecurities. Guard my purity and give me the patience to wait. And when I meet him, confirm to me that he is the one. Release from me the baggage of past relationships, and prepare me for the man You have chosen to be my husband. Free me from any hindrances to a healthy and godly marriage: insecurities, habitual sins, selfishness, and emotional hurts. Dispel my unrealistic expectations that set me up for disappointment. I place my trust in you rather than my partner. In this period of waiting, I will look to you alone to be my companion and best friend. You are the one who redeems my life from the pit, who crowns me with love and compassion, who satisfies my desires with good things (Psalm 103:4-5). I will not be anxious, but as I present my requests to you, flood me with the peace that surpasses all understanding so my heart and my mind are guarded in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7). In this request, I commit myself to trust you and do good, to dwell in the land and feed on your faithfulness. I commit my way to you and trust that you will bring it to pass (Psalm 37:35). Amen”

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May
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God has GOT THIS…..

Sometimes when I get straight overwhelmed, feelings of all kinds come over me, it hits me out of nowhere and I start to “go places” in my head. I want to cry out for help, I want to call a friend and sometimes I do, but I believe God wants me to call out to Him. He wants me to share my deepest feelings with Him and to KNOW that He is listening and that He cares!

The Bible says that He is a jealous God, not in the way we think of being jealous, but in a way that He is jealous for our attention, He wants us to depend on Him first.

I often have to refocus and remember that my Perfect Heavenly Father is not only standing right beside me but the scripture says he is holding me with His right hand. I have to often tell myself “God has GOT THIS Lindsay” and the truth of the matter is God has GOT ME! In His right hand! Jesus is standing beside me and the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) lives in me! I am literally surrounded by Him, the Creator of the Universe!

Literally, He created the Universe. The entire Universe

We tend to skip right by that thought, that Truth, but Genesis 1, the very first verse in the Bible it says:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

The Heavens and the Earth! Think about that just for a moment!

Maybe for a few moments!

Do you ever just stop and think about how strange it is that the One who created the Universe and everything in it, is with you? Do you ever just look up and focus on God, tell Him you love Him, tell Him you trust Him even with the smallest details?

God sent His son, Jesus, to the earth to ultimately pay the price so that we could have a true, deep, loving, honest, intimate relationship with the living God!

That’s the Good News! It’s that simple!

Jesus took on our sin, our mistakes, our failures,  past, present and future so that the Holy God who created us could and would have a relationship with each one of us!

I think we glaze over it! I think we think it’s no big deal!

I remember one night when it all started to become clear to me, just how REAL God was and how I had missed it for 31 years, I was speechless in front of God, HOW DID I MISS THIS FACT, THIS BEAUTIFUL GIFT all these years?

Like with any relationship, you can get to know the person more and more, I will be honest, I am not an expert in relationships or even close for that matter, but what I am learning is that a relationship is being known fully by someone and fully knowing them and loving them despite it all.

God, the Creator of the Universe wants us to KNOW Him fully, as He already knows us fully and loves us despite it!

Father God is waiting with open arms, His love is unconditional!

This is something I think we should remind ourselves of often!

May
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Let’s Be Astounded

As life gets busy, as your calling becomes clear, as your family grows, and  even your ministry.

There is this tendency to thank the Lord for answering our prayers and giving us the desires of our hearts and then gratefully saying:

“Thank You Lord, I will take care of it from here, I promise to make You proud!”

I believe our intentions are often pure and good, but the truth is, He doesn’t want us to take care of it without Him! He wants us to depend on Him for every single moment of every single day!  He wants us to depend on Him for every single thought that enters our mind and every single project we feel called to pursue.

I am only speaking from experience. I am usually the one who gets so excited when I know God has called me to something and I just want to go ahead and do it!

I want to show Him I am a good and faithful servant.

And off I go skipping along, overwhelmed at this blessing and with the best intention to make Him proud!

Problem usually is: I get ahead of God and then I feel anxious and suddenly stressed, wondering why I am in such unrest? I begin to try to “figure it out” wondering where God is now?

When the truth of the matter is, I went ahead without Him.

He says in the Bible that He is the vine and we are the branches, and if we remain in Him, we will bear much fruit!

The fruits He is referring too is the fruit of the Spirit (the Holy Spirit of God Himself) which is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control.

Experiencing these consistently comes only if we are constantly connected to the VINE, which is HIM!

What I love about the Bible is that it really is so practical: When I start to freak, get worried, stressed out, wondering what to do next:

1.      I remember Jesus is standing right beside me!

2.      I turn to Him and say “Lord you say Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present my requests to You God.  And Your Peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

3.      I ask for wisdom, because in James Chapter 1:5 it says “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all.”

Ephesians 3:20 says : “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”

His power! At work in us! He doesn’t just say this to say it, it is the truth. Let’s rest for a season, let’s get to know Jesus and let’s listen to where He wants us to walk and eventually what He wants us to accomplish!

Let’s be astounded at what He does through us!
Let’s not take the credit, let’s rest in Him and watch Him work; let’s let all those around us say, “Wow, that’s amazing, how did you do that?” As we confidently smile and say, “Oh let me introduce you to a friend of mine, His name is Jesus and He is the One who accomplishes many great things, not me!

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