I work at Cross Timbers Community Church in child care throughout the week. Tonight I was with the older kids that are in the Garage/Loft (1st – 5th grades). These kids are awesome. They really are. We had a lesson over Isaac and how Abraham sent a servant to find Isaac a wife.
We had the kids do an activity that had them draw their future spouse. Yes these are young kids, it doesn’t matter when I get to the moral of the story. The boys drew their future wives with hair and the had dresses on (except one, she had no pants at all) and the girls drew their future husbands with big hearts and one had suspenders. We explained that the inside matters more than the outside and the girls seemed to really grasp that. I explained to each of their parents what we talked about and that they are supposed to be praying over their future spouses. Several of the dads were a little weirded out, but one mom told me that she prays over her daughters future spouse and that really stuck out to me.
I even wrote out a list of what I want in my future spouse. I pray for this man. I am excited to meet this man. God made this man special and I need to pray for him more. I want him to know that I have been praying for him since before we met and I want that to be true. I want to teach my sons and daughters to pray for their future spouse. I think this is a subject that isn’t prayed over enough. This really just touched my heart tonight and I realized that I need to pray for this man that I have not met yet just like these little girls are going to do. I need to teach my children that they need to pray over their future spouse just like that little girl’s mom is teaching her.
God will provide for me. I trust that completely.