Everything Most I write is mostly about my spouse, and praying for my husband, and what I am going through with him, or what I have been through. Today I am going to be praying for my besties. I was going to write this a while ago, and I held back only because my BF1 sent me a screenshot of a FB page and was like did you mean for people to see this? I was driving home, I did not mean for anyone to see it, and it lead her here. Fortunately, Facebook can tell you status updates, much like most websites, and let you know how many people saw what. Only one person went to go and look at the changes I made on that page, LOL, and that one person was her!
Unfortunately, I didn’t want her to know this side of me. Although a part of her already knew. We have known each other since we were basically, about 11, give or take, and we are about 33ish. so 20ish years. I sent her the handwritten version of my prayer request, which is very short for what I am praying for her and BF2. (Best Friend 1 and 2) Just in case you all can’t figure that out, I’m sure you can! LOL!
There are only 3 prayers written down, they each pretty much have the same prayer, and then, there are check marks. The prayers are for BF1 &2 for their husbands to lean not unto their own understanding, but to the Lords, and They can be the light for their husbands if they knew the Word. Prayer #3 is a bit different for each. The reason is because there is a concern of mine that differs for each. BF1, I know for a fact she knows the Lord, I am the one who led her to the Lord, I have seen growth in her life, she can tell you about the candles lit, and her getting on her knees and praying her prayer of salvation, so it’s for growth, and she can be that light for her husband.
For BF2 It may be growth, and it may be salvation. What concerns me is, when I asked her about her prayer of salvation, she couldn’t remember anything about it, she’s just like I remember that I did it at some time. But if you met the president, you would remember meeting him. You would know if you met Obama, and Joe, those are my favorites! And you would remember the disappointment if you met Trump and Pence, or again the excitement, if you met people in his cabinet like Mad Dog, (he did do some things right) You would remember the time of meeting someone of importance, like Jesus Christ, the savior of your life. So, I pray for clarification, of salvation, and then growth. Not just knowledge, but real growth. She has finished the discipleship we offer at church, but there is establishment in the word, ministry, church, and fellowship, and through that, she was established in nothing. So, she completed the lesson plan, but had nothing to show for it. Which is why I am praying for so much more for her. It reminds me of Titus 1:16, and it’s basically, just lip service. And she is one of the sweetest people I know! however she just doesn’t serve him. She is one of the people who can say well I pray all the time. that I spoke about in, my previous blog, One Sided Relationships. and it hurts my heart, and I love her so much, and I cannot speak to her, because when I do, it hurts her. But at the same time, she swears that she KNOWS she is saved, and 1 John 5:13, does say, that whoever believes should KNOW, that you have eternal life. So Maybe I just don’t know, and maybe I don’t need to know. It is true that God knows her heart, Luke 16:15, Acts 15:8, (Speaking about saved ones) Maybe it is a saved one, and she just needs more understanding of God’s word, and to lean not unto her own understanding, but his. The thought of someone I love, going to Hell, is unbearable. If she understood THAT, maybe she could understand where I was coming from, when I came to her a few years back, and maybe she could know that it’s just that I love her so.
At the end of the day, neither of their husbands have the Lord leading them. And that is what I want. BF1 He is searching from the bits and pieces that I hear, and I am praying that the LORD God gives her the words to speak from his word, and he can ultimately find the path to Jesus. And BF2 Last, I heard he isn’t even sure if he believes or not. So, for Both of them men…
Proverbs 3:5-9 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
I want for my BF’s what I am praying for myself. A God-fearing husband. My husband is not perfect by far. He is a great provider, and an excellent father, and he really is my best friend. Honestly, I truly believe that my BF’s have the same thing going for them as far as that goes, that I do. But they are missing God as the center. I am not sure how much they want it or care, and I am praying they have it and want it! Lean not unto their own understanding!
I am about to cut this short only because I have so much to say about 2 scriptures I just looked up. One of them I have been in search for! which is 1 Peter 3:1-6, I have SO much to say about that, and that is for My husband, your husband, my besties husband! LOL, MAN! How the devil really attacked when I followed that. The other I may write about here, and that is Colossians 3:13-18, mainly vs 18 that applies to the prayer. Of course, being Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Please note, wives, submit, AS IT IS FIT IN THE LORD. ALSO, once again, this is your husband. But I put 5 whole verses in there, because I wanted to back it up and think of marriage. first, forbearing one another, so suffer, and enduring one another, and forgiving one another. I pray that for my besties in their marriage. Just like Christ did, they shall do. Especially as the wife who knows Christ. For them to SHOW their Husbands Christ. Above all things charity, this is the agape love, which is the sacrificial love, so it is the love, once again that Christ showed repeatedly. The kind that the Husband is supposed to show his wife in Eph 5:25, but this is the bond of completeness. This is all so hard to do while in your flesh but I pray they can do it, while letting the peace of God rule in their hearts, and they are one body, Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. I am praying that my besties, can rest in knowing that. While showing who Jesus is, Keeping the word of the Lord God in their hearts, and having the wisdom of Christ, being able to teach their kids accordingly, and giving thanks to God, and knowing that there are limits to the submission, and to stay according to your will, that is the hardest thing while trying to serve you Lord and serve a husband who doesn’t serve you.
But as I am praying these things, I clearly need to add some of these to my list as well. this is just an awesome chapter to read over and pray, Colossians 3 in general. I pray that all of us 3 can be that light for our husbands, and not be okay and just settle for them being mediocre in the Lord, or anything less. I pray for growth for all 3 of us! If we are not growing, we are going backwards, not even standing still. I pray for growth. I pray for our husbands to NOT lean to their own understanding. But I pray for my besties to want this too. I can’t just want this for their husbands THEY have to want this!!! Maybe BF2 must see this. Maybe I must stand the embarrassment. But God has these plans and God does stuff in his time, not mine, not yours, in his. I pray that THEY can be established in Church, in fellowship, in a ministry, and most importantly, in Your Word Lord. I want nothing more than to see those closest to me grow and flourish is something that has eternal value. I ask all these things in Jesus name! Amen!
Now I must start a new post on 1 Pet! AWESOME!