Hey girls! Wow it's been a LONG time since I posted. I'm so sorry I haven't been able to get to the blog much over the past few weeks, but you can be assured that I missed it! Anyway, tonight I wanted to talk to you about prayer. Now I know we've talked about praying for our future husbands many times, but tonight I wanna talk about praying for yourself, and more specifically your heart.
Our verse for the blog comes from Song of Solomon 8:4, "Oh daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you, do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires." And in Proverbs 4:23 the Bible tells us, "Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." You know, sometimes we focus so much on praying for our future husbands and making our little lists of what to look for, we forget to look at our own hearts.
Tonight I want to encourage you to guard your heart. And to pray for the strength to let love sleep, until it is God's timing for love to be awakened. My cheerleading squad's Chaplain presented me and her daughter with a gift when we roomed together at cheer camp- two wooden butterflies for us to decorate. Melissa (her daughter) explained to me that they are meant to be prayer prompts, to remind us to pray. You see, a caterpillar goes into it's cocoon and doesn't come out until it's just the right time, and it is turned into a beautiful butterfly. It's the same way with love, our hearts are wrapped up in a little cocoon and God will tell us when to come out. So with their permission, I pass on this prayer prompt to you. Everytime you see a butterfly, or even a caterpillar, I encourage you to pray for the strength for you and your husband not to awaken love until God's timing is right.