Friday, February 14, 2014

Praying for Prince Charming

  Hello again from the wilds of Ohio!  My terribly neglected blog has been terribly neglected once again.  But, here I am.  *deep breath*  No, I did not forget it was Valentine's Day.  In fact, I did a guest post over at Lianne Taimenlore for her "Dear Love" series that I thought would be very appropriate for today.  So, here you are.  

  It's that time of year again.  I don't need to tell you about all of the mushy cards, the boxes of chocolate, the pink and red decorations, and the hand-in-hand couples we see everywhere around town because I'm sure you are already observing them for yourself and thinking "I really can not wait for Valentines Day to be over."  What used to be a day when Daddy would bring you home a bouquet of roses with a special kiss for his little girl, now leaves you feeling a bit empty inside.  Of course you still love Daddy but you're a woman now, and you want someone of your own, someone who wants to be with you for the rest of his life.  But where is he?

            I don't know about you, but sometimes I look around and get a bit discouraged by what my prospects of a husband are.  If you are in this boat, don't panic or worry. If you feel called to the married life, then God most certainly has someone out there for you, He just hasn't introduced you to him yet, and He has the perfect reasons why He has not done so.  However, just because you haven't met Prince Charming yet, doesn't mean you need to frown upon Valentine's Day.

     Focus on praying for your future someone instead of moping about what's taking him so long.  Chase those thoughts away with the one thing that is most productive; prayer.  It will help him the most and connects the two of you in a spiritual way before you have even met in person.  Be specific in what you are praying for as well, for example some of your intentions could be: that he may advance in his relationship with God, that he has success in his schooling/career, that he may resist temptations against purity, etc.

     Praying for your future spouse will make you feel peaceful in that you are helping him in the best way that you can for the present.  He is going to have to come up with some type of career to provide for the family one day and that takes time and effort and study, all of which are not easy and can be overwhelming.  You can begin your role as a supportive wife right now by backing him in his endeavors with your loving prayers.

    So lets not look at Valentine's Day as our anniversary of being single, but as an opportunity to remember what we are striving for.  We are helping our future spouses by praying for them, wherever they are, whatever they are doing.  If you think about it, chances are he is spending his Valentine's Day alone too.  And if you think about it even more, he most likely has you on his mind.  So you are really not alone, because besides Our Lord, who knows all the desires of your heart, there is someone out there longing for you just as much as you are for him.

And if you must know, yes, I have a Valentine this year.  His name is Ignatius and he is the sweetest little gentleman I have ever met.  Yes, he is two years old but that doesn't matter.  It's the thought that counts, right?  ;)

Have a happy Valentine's Day dearies! :)

Yours truly,

Alright, I just can't end this post without something period drama related, so here you go.

The feeling is mutual, Branson, the feeling is mutual... :)


Aspirer said...

Beautiful. I love all your quotes!

Jessica Cangiano said...

That is a wise and refreshingly welcome way of approaching the year's most famous day of love.

The right mate is out there for each of us, it's just a matter of when the universe wants to bring us together. I wasn't even remotely searching for my future husband when I met him, but as I quickly realized, I needed him more at that point in my life (and every day since) than I could have ever imagined.

♥ Jessica

Mallory said...

Thanks Elizabeth! I had such a special Valentines day:) Everyone was so thoughtful, especially my Dad. He picked up a bag of my favorite raw cookies, (crispy goodness!) and brought me my first Valentines day rose! He is so wonderful, and I hope my prince charming will be a lot like him:)

Everyone made me feel so loved, that I wanted to become more loving...more like Jesus. Maybe that's what Valentines day is really about after all:)

Sarah said...

Beautiful post Miss Elizabeth! I remember feeling that my dreams of marriage were hopeless. I was in my mid 20's and never went anywhere. I was content to stay home and work on our sewing business, and it was then that the LORD sent Adam into my life! : ) It is so true, if God has given someone the desire to be a wife and mother the LORD can and will fulfill that desire, sometimes the wait is a little longer than we expect. But it is worth the wait! I also agree with what you said about praying for your future spouse. Once Adam and I were talking about what we had been praying for in a future spouse, and were so blessed to see those prayers answered in each other. May the LORD bless you as you seek after Him!


Lizzie said...

Lovely post, very encouraging!

If you're interested, I would like to nominate you for the Sunflower Blogger award tag... if you'd rather not, that's fine, I won't be offended! If you do decide to participate, please drop the link to your post in the comment section of my post.

Rose M. said...

Lovely thoughts! It's so wonderful to be back around the blogging world and reading your posts again.

I awarded you!

Joan said...

I know you wrote the post awhile ago, but it's better to be late than never. I love the post. At this point in my life, I don't know if I want to get married or not, but your post inspired me to pray for my future husband if I have one. I'd just like to say that today, St. Joseph's Day, is an especially good day to pray for husbands, fathers etc. because St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers.
In Christ,

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