Date Number #86

Different Kinds of Happy

We had a worship team gathering here the other night and one of the things our leader left us with was a questionnaire to evaluate what we are doing well and to remember what God has done in our lives in this season.  I was reminded of all that the Lord has done in my life in the last nine months.  It has been bittersweet for sure.  As the song says, He gives and takes away, blessed be His name.  My life was stripped of my comforts or what I thought was comfort living with my ex fiance for one year.  God led me to give him back the ring and move on and back to the single life.  It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been asked to do.  I loved him so much, but we weren’t right and I knew it.

Today Jesus is talking to me about the different kinds of happy we can have.  I thought I was really content with my ex; however, there was a HUGE piece missing which had everything to do with our differences in faith.  I am so much happier now even though I have many lonely nights and lots of longing for the right match.  Philippians 4:12 says, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want”.  I have everything I need with or without my ex because the Lord is my shepherd.  He is your shepherd my sister and He wants to bless you.

Have you had a death of a dream?  Have you been longing for a different kind of happiness in your life?  Seek the Father dear one and you will find it. I pray for your dream or even the loss of it and that it will be redeemed in an amazing way.  I also desire for us to pray for our future husbands in this area.  Dreams that die can be absolutely devastating for our hearts and minds.  The good news is that Abba is all about bringing newness and restoring the years the locusts have eaten.

Dear Jesus.  Thank you for my purpose.  Thank you that any dream I have been given is from you, the dream giver.  I pray for my husband today and wish for him that you redeem his longing and possible lack of contentment.  I pray that you would bring people into his life that would speak truth and powerful affirmations of your love.  I pray that he would be rooted and grounded in a purity and love with you that leads him to hope and perseverance.  Father lead us to a marriage that brings us closer to you and makes us more like Christ.  It isn’t necessarily about our happiness, but about serving you and iron sharpening iron.  I also know that when you write the love story, that much happiness abounds.  Your promises are true and I hold fast to them. Thank you for your redemption in my husband and my life.  It is truly beautiful.  Please take my life and let me be in perfect surrender as I wait.  I love you Lord.  In Jesus precious name I pray.  Amen.  IMG_1635.JPG