Like many little girls, Iâ€™ve dreamed of a fairytale wedding ceremony; big princess dress with a 20 foot train and a prince waiting for me at the altar. But unlike many girls, I prayed that my husband will love me unconditionally and will be Christ-like. I have seen many marriages crumble before my very eyes. I saw what I looked like to have an unhappy marriage and I learned at a young age what not to do. Before I truly accepted Jesus into my life, I knew that to have a successful marriage Christ must be a part of it to make it work. By understanding this truth, I had to learn on my own.
I began praying for a husband at the age of 16. My parents had remarried and I saw the work they put out to make it work the second time around. I wanted to get it right the first time and make it last. I remember telling them I will marry my man of God after high school, my dad just about knocked my head off my body! LOLâ€¦hey heâ€™s my dad and I expected that from him! But, I began to study the word of God concerning marriage and the first scripture I came across was Proverbs 18:21-22 â€œDeath and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.â€ The first time I read this, I didnâ€™t quite understand why these two scriptures sat next to each, then I remembered what I have been praying for and the words I was speaking into my existence. Because I spoke marriage into my life, it will come to pass and that my husband will find me. I saw it like this: Iâ€™m at one side of a field praying for my husband and heâ€™s on the other side being directed by God to find me and he recognized me by the prayer I prayed. Well, my husband found me when we were only 17 years old and we married a year after high school.
Stayed tuned for Part Two of â€œPraying for my husbandâ€