God's Blessings Often Surpass Our Dreams

Five years ago, I began praying fervantly for my future husband. As I prayed, I wrote down two lists of character traits and qualities that I wanted in a husband. On one list, I wrote my "must have" list; these were the things that were non-negotiable for me. If a man didn't meet this list, I wouldn't even consider a first date. The second list was my "added bonus" list. These were things that weren't deal breakers, but were my way of saying, "God, if you really wanted to bless me I'd love..." 

You need to know that my lists were very specific. For example, on my added bonus list, I asked God for a man that had a seminary degree and that could play guitar and sing. (Sorry, but I'm not going to give you the whole list here). I prayed for five years for this man, and I am so superdog excited to share with you that God has answered my prayer. On December 21 (the day the world was "supposed" to end) the love of my life asked me to be his wife. Wouldn't you know it, but both my lists describe Jeff to a T. God not only answered my prayers, but he lavished me with so much more when he brought Jeff into my life.

We haven't set a date yet, and we are still praying through the logistics and I ask you to pray with us. My heart overflows with joy -- God not only turned my tears to joy, but to joy unspeakable!

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Tears to Joy: God's Blessings Often Surpass Our Dreams

Sunday, December 30, 2012

God's Blessings Often Surpass Our Dreams

Five years ago, I began praying fervantly for my future husband. As I prayed, I wrote down two lists of character traits and qualities that I wanted in a husband. On one list, I wrote my "must have" list; these were the things that were non-negotiable for me. If a man didn't meet this list, I wouldn't even consider a first date. The second list was my "added bonus" list. These were things that weren't deal breakers, but were my way of saying, "God, if you really wanted to bless me I'd love..." 

You need to know that my lists were very specific. For example, on my added bonus list, I asked God for a man that had a seminary degree and that could play guitar and sing. (Sorry, but I'm not going to give you the whole list here). I prayed for five years for this man, and I am so superdog excited to share with you that God has answered my prayer. On December 21 (the day the world was "supposed" to end) the love of my life asked me to be his wife. Wouldn't you know it, but both my lists describe Jeff to a T. God not only answered my prayers, but he lavished me with so much more when he brought Jeff into my life.

We haven't set a date yet, and we are still praying through the logistics and I ask you to pray with us. My heart overflows with joy -- God not only turned my tears to joy, but to joy unspeakable!

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2 Comments:

At December 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM , Anonymous Cheryl Lewis said...

What a beautiful chapter in God's story of your life, Natalie! I'm so excited for you and your expanding family :) Congratulations!

 
At December 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM , Blogger Kels said...

YAAAAY congrats!!!! :D So happy for you!

 

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