Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On the Road to the Altar: 10 Days and Counting…

Wow, I can’t believe my last post was at 32 days. Where in the world did the time go? As I’m writing this evening, Wednesday November 14th, I have just over 3 hours left to go before I am officially 10 days away from the BIG day. The countdown is not just on, we are steamrolling toward the day we say, “I do.” I just chuckled when I typed those two little words.

Side note (SN): Has anyone seen the Xfinity commercial for readable voicemail(VM)? The dude at a wedding reads his VM that appears as a text message from a friend asking if he wants “to go to the game tonight,” and he exclaims, “I do” out loud, in the middle of the ceremony? I’m sorry, but that commercial makes me LOL each time I see it.

Ok, silliness aborted… 😉

The past few weeks have been quite busy. One highlight is we got our marriage license. WOW! That was pretty cool. It still feels a bit surreal.

On Monday November 5th, Sean and I started a concentrated time of prayer. We’re supplementing our prayers with reading God’s word on marriage, love and marriage and marriage and commitment (topical bible reading plans courtesy of YouVersion for iPhone) to cover a couple of weeks. Obviously marriage is the theme here. Sean would text me a one word prayer focus for each day. He emailed all of them to me a couple of days ago, and it dawned on me that I should invite you to pray with us.

The prayer focus for today (11/14/12) is obedience.

Scripture reference for today (from YouVersion‘s Marriage and Commitment reading plan) comes from 2 John 1:5:

Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.” (emphasis mine)

Love one another… Now that’s a pretty simple command to obey, don’t you agree?

Since starting this last Monday, I have truly enjoyed the time of prayer and being mindful of God’s word on marriage. It has given me much to ponder as I journey these last few days on the road to the altar. On some days the Lord has enlightened me in the most unexpected of ways.

That’s why I thought it’d be great to invite you to share this time with us for the few days we have left. We will be finished this Sunday, the 18th. I would love it if you’d use the word for the day and pray for your marriage (if you’re married) and marriages around you. Lord knows we all know marriages need prayer. If you’re unmarried, it’s certainly ok to pray for the marriage you hope to have, one day. I used to do so all the time. Just take the word of the day and ask the Lord to show you what He would like you to see in His word and in His will for your marriage, your family, and your life. His response to you may surprise you. I know He’s surprised me quite a bit.

Now I would like to believe I’ll have time to come back and post the word of the day each day. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, instead of setting myself up for almost certain failure, I will list all the prayer topics – past, present and future – below. Please join us in prayer. I would, also, love for you to share what is revealed to you in the comments. And if you have special prayer requests, by all means share them there, as well. I’d love to pray for you.

11/5/12: Faithfulness
11/6/12: Forgiveness
11/7/12: Vision
11/8/12: Understanding
11/9/12: Patience

We sorta, kinda skipped the weekend. 🙂

11/12/12: Strength
11/13/12: Trust
11/14/12: Obedience
11/15/12: Stewardship
11/16/12: Wisdom
11/17/12: Courage
11/18/12: Peace

Until next time (hopefully before I tie the knot)…

P.S. I’d count it quite a blessing if you’d include Sean and me in your prayers, as well. Talk to you soon.