Our move. Constantly. But more specifically I'm both praising God and praying for Wade's upcoming (and long awaited) test. This Monday, Wade will be taking the Texas Pharmaceutical Law exam so that he can find a job on the Texas side of the border. If you think of us on Monday, about 2pm Central, we would LOVE your prayers! This transition is in no way an easy or comfortable endeavor, but it's such an encouragement when God introduces each new step.
As the physical and spiritual leader of our marriage, there is so much more weight on my husband than there is for me in this move. He's the caretaker. The provider. He's "the man." And I want to be a good help-mate. In order to do that, I am finally doing something I should have been doing the past 4 years -- I'm praying for my husband.
No, I'm not saying I haven't prayed for my husband over the past four years. I have, daily. But usually they are something like, "Lord, please protect Wade. I know it's so selfish, but I really don't want him to die before me!" haha ok, but seriously, this is no joke.
With the help of this book, I'm going to be more intentional in my prayers for Wade by praying Scripture over Him. I've already started and just praying God's Word has been such an eye opening experience. Here's an example of a prayer I prayed for Wade yesterday.
"May the God of hope fill (Wade) with all joy and peace as (Wade) trust(s) in Him, so that (Wade) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13
I simply replaced the word "you" in this verse with Wade's name.
Have you ever prayed scripture for someone? You could easily replace "you" with the word "I" when you need these prayers over yourself. It's powerful. Several times throughout the day the Lord brought this scriptural prayer back to my mind and I was able to pray it over my husband again and again.
Hot tea. This is so not like me. I don't even like tea when it's cold and sweet. In spite of that fact, I've been drinking my fair share this week. Why, you ask? Because I'm leading two songs at church this week (this one and this one) and last week's "vocal crack" incident won't be making a repeat appearance. Not if me and my hot tea have anything to do with it ;) But really, passion fruit tea with honey and a little raw sugar is actually pretty good. Who knew?
(ps. the hubs says this doesn't really count as tea. whatevs.)
I really have no idea how I even heard of this album. I'm pretty sure it was via social media/other bloggers. Someone mentioned that they were a married couple singing worship together -- and well, I'm a sucker for a good harmony. I bought it on itunes before I ever even listened to anything they've done (so not like me... must be the free $100 itunes credits I have burning a hole in my proverbial pocket) but I don't regret it one bit! I'm obsessed. Kim (the wife) sings right in my vocal range "sweet spot" which makes it really fun to sing along to. Have you heard of this album?