I have had a lot of time to myself the last two weeks as Dax & Teighe have been on a little vaca with their aunt, and the Lord knows that my teenagers are never home. So I have spent a lot of time doing whatever I wanted to do, and a lot of time listening for the still small voice of Jesus to whisper into those places that I have needed to hear Him, and for the rushing power of the Holy Spirit to pour out on me. Praise God that both things have happened and I feel so refreshed and renewed! Now, if only all of this could have happened by the sea. 😉
I have so many things that I want to write about, but the Lord keeps pressing me to share something that happened in our family just last week. I hope that our story gives you hope and joy and victory in those places that seem impossible to reach. God is faithful…
It was Monday, and the stress and anxiety of an incident that had happened with our oldest daughters boyfriend on Saturday still had me wound tight. Adam and I had spent countless hours on Sunday talking to our daughter about the incident, and all of the other things leading up to it that we had seen happening over the last year. We had counseled and given her every piece of advice we could give, we were worn out, the ball was now left in her court. On Monday, she would go to his house and talk to him about it, which honestly put another bee in my bonnet. He should have been running to her to fix the situation, but instead, once again she was running to him.
After she left, I started cleaning and praying… Lord, please don’t let her fall for his excuses. Please give her a voice. Please let her see her value through you, not through him. God, give her a man who unabashedly chases after you. God, give her a man who will put her second only to you. Father, give her a man who has integrity and good character. Give her a man who is respectful, and who is respected by those around him. God, give her a man who is a warrior, a provider, a strong tower. God, give her a man who will lead his family only towards you… That’s what I want for her God, that’s what I want for her God, That’s what I want for her God.
In tears I prayed and pleaded with God for a long time before He finally stopped me, and this is what He spoke to me.
You have been praying for the spouses of your children since before each of them were born. I have heard your prayers. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
God went on with scripture after scripture reminding me that I don’t need to be fearful of the things I feel I have no control over, or the decisions that are out of my hands. If I have prayed for it, then I can be confident that if it is according to His will, he hears me and I will receive whatever I have asked him for.
Now, catch this because it’s POWERFUL!!! This was the boom, and I felt like I was walking with giants after God revealed this to me…
- “THEREFORE!” When you come to a “therefore” in the Bible, you should check to see what it is THERE FOR! You see, the word tells us that what’s about to be presented is based on what’s already been said. The idea is, in view of the facts just given, here is a statement of conclusion that follows.)
I see what you did there God. Thank you! 😉
Only two things can happen in this situation. Either he is going to straighten up, and become the man that I have been praying for. Or, he is going to dig his own grave and the man that I have been praying for is going to come in and sweep her off her feet.
Boom! That’s it. Nothing to fear my friends. Remain in the confidence that you can approach the throne of grace with boldness so that you may find mercy, and the grace to help you in your time of need.
Be fierce and fearless in this grace filled life.