22 years old. Not married. Living life one day at a time.
This is probably not the description that comes to mind when you think about someone leaving a legacy. But each day, I know that I am building one. Each day that comes I make countless choices – many of them seemingly minor, some made without much of a thought. All the same, many of those choices will carry on into tomorrow, and for years to come.
One of those choices is a prayer that I pray very often:
- I pray for my future husband
- Proverbs 31:12 says: “She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” (ESV) God knows who he is and what he is going through, even if I don’t. The one thing I know that I can do for him in this season is to pray. I pray that he walks with God, and in favor and blessing. I pray that He walk in love and abide in the Spirit. I pray that he knows he is loved and that there are prayers being prayed on his behalf – and through that knowledge be strengthened and encouraged in spirit.
- I pray for my future children
- “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:27 (NIV) I have always wanted to be a wife and mother. Whenever God brings them, I want them to know that they were loved before they were living. They were thought of, hoped for, planned for, and prayed for.
When my children look back one day, I want them to remember that they were loved even before they drew their first breath. I want to show them what it is to be loved. I won’t be the perfect mother. They aren’t going to be perfect kids. We are all going to make mistakes, but what I hope they remember is that no matter what, they were loved – even before they lived.