Monday, November 7, 2011

{Wait! Pray for your Husbands}

Last Saturday the City of Greenwood came together as our mayor 
swore in our new police chief. 
Look at this line of men. . .

Each man has a family.
Each man has goals.
Each man has an opinion.
Each man has much responsibility.
Each man carries a burden and some sort of hardship.
Some are older, but some very young.
I have been so heavily burdened by The Mr's job for the past 6 months.
It is no secret the past police chief did not care for me, and after much thought and consideration I
honestly believe it was because of my faith and convictions.  Even though it hurt and was really hard
God prepared me in advance for times as such.

"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
—John 15:18-20 
But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
they will not overcome me.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
—Jeremiah 20:11

A warrior. 
That is my hearts desire. 
 I don't want to fit in. 
I don't mind. 
 It's okay.
It really is.  
My precious friend Jodi Gatson gave me a book of prayers for husbands, and
little does she know I have clung to that book!
I will share a few of these prayers with you. . .

Lord, I know that humility must come before honor (Proverbs 15:33).  Take away all pride that would cause my husband to deny his faults and work into his soul a humility of heart so that he will receive the honor You have for him.

(You know PRIDE is our ENEMY, right?)

Lord, help my husband to release the past so that he will not live in it, but learn from it, break out of it, and move into the future You have for him.

Lord, help my husband to be anxious for nothing, but give thanks in all things so he can know the peace that passes all understanding.  May he come to the point of saying, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content" (Philippians 4:11).

Oh my, those are wonderful words to lift up for your husband.
With all that said. .  whew!. . .I am ready for new beginnings and support Mr. Will Dawson.
I will be praying for him, for the task before him is large.
The ceremony was lovely.  Coach Jones spoke and  he is just the most likable guy.
On a different note. . .
Have you guys seen these? I am a HUGE I SPY fan!!!
I SPY tubes! Love them!  I spied them at Wal-Mart the other day! Who knew? 
This picture is awfully dark but it is the new addition
to my living room.
I love her.  I haven't got her all dolled up yet but
its a work in progress. 
My sweet friend Miranda cutting recipes for the WorldCrafts Party. 
Don't forget to check it out! 
I have much to do today, so I better mosey on.
Talk Later!

I think I will leave you with this prayer for your husband. . .

Listen to the way your husband talks.  What comes out of his mouth has to do with the condition of his heart.  "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34)


Jessica S. said...

love these prayers Tonia! writing them down! thank you for sharing

SheWolf said...

Thank you so much for all you did to give Chief Dawson such a beautiful reception and swearing in ceremony--great job, Tonia!