Monday, January 12, 2015

Future Husband Prayer List

Hello beautiful blog friends!

As many of you know, I am currently a single Christian woman. Although the Lord has blessed me with a great group of friends to spend time with as a I wait on meeting my future man, there are times when waiting is extremely hard and I feel very lonely. This morning as I was sipping my coffee, I felt called to make a prayer list of all the character traits that I want my future husband to encompass. I would consider myself to be very Spirit led as a Christian, and when God calls me to do something, I want to act on it!

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.
Ephesians 6:18

So here is my list so far! I hope that it encourages you as you wait on meeting your future spouse. I think that it is important to use our time as single ladies intentionally in thinking about what we want in our future spouses.  It is amazing that I have developed such a specific list. God has seriously placed all of these desires on my heart, so all the credit goes to Him!

Future Husband Prayer List1) Stable, consistent with who he is in Christ.
2) Believes in the power of prayer and will pray for me whenever as his wife.
3) Spirit led Christian, and believes in following the Spirit in all areas of his life.
4) Believes every part of the Bible as truth and acts on all of these truths.
5) Takes his time with God seriously,  and has an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ that he is passionate about.
6) Confident with who he is in Christ.
7) Takes going to church & spending time with community seriously.
8) Has a solid group of Christian guy friends who build him up with who he is in Christ.
9) Willing to not drink or give up drinking if I talk to him about it ( this is just a personal preference since I do not drink.)
10) Strong work ethic- takes his job seriously and devotes whatever type of work that he does to the Lord.
11) Good sense of humor, knows how to make me laugh a lot.
12) Romantic
14) Thoughtful
15) Intentional

That is what I have for my list. Please know that it is not in any specific order, just what I'm looking for entirely. The first 10 things on the list are pretty necessary for me- since they have to do with Jesus and living by the Spirit.  I've shared it with some of my best friends, and we are praying for each other for these things specifically! What are you looking for in your future man? God is so faithful, I trust Him completely!

I love you guys!

<3 Jess

H A P P Y new year #seekingJesusfirst

     Hi blog friends!

     New year, new me. I want this blog to be a place where readers can come and feel closer to God.

I want you to know three things as you venture into the new year...

     1) The only thing holding you back this year from an intimate relationship with God is yourself. Know that He, as the King of all Kings, is after your heart. You just have to keep pursuing Him through intentional time alone with Him. Strive to honor Him in all that you do. God isn't going to give up on you, unless you choose to give up on Him.

     2) Surround yourself with people who will bring you closer to Jesus, not farther away from Him. Sure it's okay to have acquaintances that you feel called to share Jesus with, but your closest friends that you spend the most time with should be Christians who are going to speak the truth into your life that non-Christians aren't going to think twice about.

     3) Walking with the Lord is a continuous battle of surrender and release. Your never in control when your walking Jesus. Although a lot of the time this can be extremely fulfilling and joyful, there are times when it can be hard. It is during these times where it will be crucial for to keep trust Jesus, grasping onto His grace. He might take you down some unexpected roads this year, but just know that He is still faithful. He is still good, and His plan for your life this year is going to be greater than anything you could ever come up with on your own. 

I love you guys!

<3 Jess