Wait With Anticipation {More Than Fine}

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

The month of pursuing marriage in prayer is coming to a close and I can not say thank you enough for joining me on this journey to a {more than fine} marriage.  I am curious to know what the Lord has done this past month in your homes and in your marriage relationship.

For Brent and me, God has created a greater awareness of not letting our relationship hit autopilot.  A few date nights have sprinkled November and I am praying we can continue “dating” via one of our amazing, manna-from-Heaven babysitters.  I have also done better about answering the phone when Brent calls during the day.  I know right!?  Shouldn’t that be a given?  But no, if I was “too busy” or on the other line, I would let Brent default to my voicemail.

Now, I will pause what I am doing to talk to my husband – Brent’s call should take precedence.

And last, but not lease, we have made an intentional effort for more physical touch.  A kiss when he comes home from dinner, holding hands as we ride in the van.  These small efforts make a big difference.

And as the month of November comes to a close, we move now into the month of anticipation – December.  Let us hold out all hope, waiting with expectation, for the Father of Heavenly Lights to answer our November prayers.

 

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This past Wednesday, the boys and I shuffled our snow boots downtown to the Knoxville Fantasy of Trees.  We made crafts and ate cookies, but the best part was this moment.  Luke and Santa.

Now, I think I have told you, I am a terrible tooth fairy.  Well, I am an even worse Santa.  The boys figured us out long ago.  But our little Luke will have none it..  He still swoons at the wonder of Santa, trying to figure out how in the world this jolly man makes it all happen in one night.

And doesn’t this picture say so much?  His anticipation.  His expectation.

But even more, Luke’s face embodies my anticipation of December.  Oh, the coming of our Savior.  Oh, the coming of the Christ Child!

I anticipate the memories to be made over the weeks to come – The carols. The lights.  The Jesse Tree.  Advent.  The Christmas story retold again and again…

And with that same anticipation, my heart stirs with excitement over God’s faithfullness in answering our heartfelt November prayers.  

I don’t know where your marriage is today, but this I do know... you serve a God who is more than able to restore, to heal, to renew, to reconstruct, to revive, to awaken and to bring life to the dead places.

Wait with wonder at what God can do.  He is faithful.  He is our hope. He is our Savior.  He is our Coming King.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of marriage.  Thank you for all of the readers with me right now, reading along, picmonkey_imagestretch out Your hand of blessing over them.  Over their spouse.  Over their children. Over their home.  Restore the sick to health.  Revive the dead to life.  We come with thanksgiving and great anticipation, watching and waiting for your answering of our faith-filled prayers.  Give us the desires of your heart and let us not waver.  We turn our eyes to you, the Savior King. In Jesus Name, Amen.

So what about you?  Tell me ways you have pursued a marriage that is {more than fine}…

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