future husband

Dear future husband,

I’m looking forward to the first day I’m going to wake up beside you and be able to call you my husband.

I’m looking forward to all the little adventures we’re going to experience - even when this adventures will only be our daily life because every moment with you is extraordinary.

I’m looking forward to the mornings I can kiss you awake and bring you breakfast to the bed.

I’m also looking forward to the mornings I’m allowed to give you hope and strength for your working day.

I’m looking forward to kiss you good bye when you’re leaving the house and welcome you back with dinner at the end of the day.

I’m looking forward to the moments when you’re telling me how great your day was. When you’re talking passionately about how much you love your work and I’m going to join your joy.

But somehow I’m also looking forward to the day when you’re telling me how difficult and exhausting your day was. Because then I’m going to try giving you some comfort and love in a hug. And I’m going to massage you until you feel refreshed again.

I’m looking forward to the all the days we’re going to have dinner together and thank our Lord for blessing us with all those good things in our life.

I’m looking forward to spending evenings cuddling with you under a million of blankets and to kiss every fiber of you.

I’m looking forward to the nights I’m allowed to kiss you good night and telling you how much I love you while I’m praying to God to bless you.

I’m looking forward to the first day our newborn won’t let us sleep and we’re quarreling about who is getting up.

I’m looking forward to nurture our kids with a love that is based on Christ.

I’m looking forward to sitting around our Christmas tree and playing on the guitar while you and our kids are singing along.

I’m looking forward to hide some Easter eggs for our kids and also surprising you.

I’m looking forward to wondering with you how our kids could grow up that fast.

I’m looking forward to the days we’re going to look at each other - married for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 years or longer - and thinking we’re loving each other even more as on the day we exchanged vows.

I’m looking forward to all the days we’re going to spend together until God decides our time is over.

I’m looking forward to our life knowing that it’s going to be one big celebration and you’re the greatest gift.

Darling, I love you now and forever.
Yours
future wife

STOP!!!

Pray right now for your future husband/wife.

Pray that God protects them and let’s them feel his presence right now, that he shapes them into the man/woman God wants them to be.

And, if you’re feeling really dangerous, pray that God shapes you to be the best spouse you can, to shape your heart to be the man/woman God wants you to be.

Marriage is being attacked. With all the divorce rates going up and everything else, we are loosing sight of what a truly God-centured marriage should look like (and truly, your future marriage should have God in the middle and a top priority).

Pray for marriage, guys.

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. - Luke 12:7

If God knows every individual hair on our heads, then surely he knows when we are ready to enter a marriage minded relationship. And this doesn’t only apply to you, but your future husband too.

Whoever your future husband is, God knows him more than he knows himself. He knows his strengths and his weaknesses. He knows what areas he thrives in and what areas he needs to grow in. He knows everything that needs to happen in his life prior to meeting you. We don’t know why God makes us wait and why our wait may last longer than others, but we do know that in the waiting, He is shaping and molding us and preparing for things ahead.

If you desire marriage, hold onto this. It is far better to wait for the relationship that was in the right timing than it is to jump into a relationship with someone who wasn’t ready. Strongly, healthy Christ-centered relationships take time and spiritual maturity. Waiting on this can be hard, but the reward is worth it.

As you wait for your future husband, pray for his spiritual journey. Pray that God strengthens him in all the areas where he needs to grow prior to entering a relationship with you. Find peace in knowing that God is preparing both you and him for the future He has in store for you.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo