July 2018… headed to his first unit, newly pregnant, having no idea what the future would look like. Sooo many unknowns ahead.
-Would we like Army life?
-Would the cost / reward ratio be worth it?
-Would he deploy or be gone a lot?
-Would I make friends?
-Would it be hard to have a baby without family around?
-Would we have a house on post?
-Would we find a church?
Have you asked yourself these questions?!
Here’s what we prayed together as we went:
✨That God would bring us into community so that we wouldn’t be alone (despite a pandemic and a deployment).
✨That we would have grateful hearts for the things He did give us: insurance, prenatal care, a home (even it it was from the 1950’s).
✨That we would would trust his plan to take us to Texas (despite it not being top of our list) and look for the ways that he knew better!
✨That we would say “yes” if God asked us to serve out of our comfort zone.
“To pray is to enter the treasure-house of God and to gather riches out of an inexhaustible storehouse.” C Spurgeon
I believe with all my heart that these prayers changed my expectations. He answered them not by giving us a million things we wanted, but by giving us Himself!