You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16

Thursday, November 10, 2011

the kids these days

Something strange happened to me tonight…yes I am posting this at 1:30 am…I was awake, holding my newborn son and I had the overwhelming urge to pray (that isn't so strange but the subject of my prayer is…) for my son's future wife.  Yep you read correctly, I fully believe that Christ allows us to have feelings like that because they are needed.  I pray for the future wife of my son and for her parents. I pray that they love her as much as I love him.  I pray that they love Christ more.  I pray that she is well-fed, that they hold her, that they give her attention and love endlessly, but that they also teach her discipline.  I pray that they remain married and that they teach her about Jesus and His love for her.  I pray that they show her that she is beautiful in his sight and that she doesn't need to seek physical love or degrade herself for approval of men that don't see her worth.  I pray that she is a Proverbs 31 woman.  Lastly, I pray that I am able to teach my son to appreciate that woman and to know her when he meets her.  "Her worth is far more than rubies…" I don't know why I was prompted to pray that prayer but I know that those things are becoming far more rare these days.  WOW, becoming a mom is rough…I don't have enough to worry about for today. I am worrying about something years away and someone I don't even know yet.  Thank you Jesus for this precious little blessing!

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