Melissa and I just celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary just two days before Clark made his appearance. I have an unexplainable love for this girl. She brings me joy that I can find nowhere else. A couple of verses from Proverbs sum her up:
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."
"Many women have done excellently but you surpass them all."
I’ve learned over these six years to constantly pray over and for Melissa. Now we have a little boy to pray over.
It seemed like it took nearly the whole nine months of pregnancy to realize that things were about to get “real”. Honestly, things seemed surreal for a few days even after he was born. After a few days at home, it became more evident that he is ours. He’s ours to take care of, to love, to provide for, to encourage, and to pray for.
All of this to say, I started a reading plan on YouVersion to begin praying over my household and more specifically, Clark. This morning, the reading was out of Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."
I believe that a home dominated by anger, pride, lust, depression, fear and rebellion is dark and full of death. It will take you away from God’s best for you! My prayer for my household today is to choose life and to walk in love, humility, selflessness, joy, faith and obedience to God!
I wanted to share this today to allow you to pray and speak life over your household. I’ve got a lot to learn as a dad but I figured it might not hurt to start out by praying and speaking life over my household.