At this point in the game, I don’t think it is any secret how I feel about my little sister, Whitney. I am so thankful God gave me a sibling, a sister, a forever friend. I prayed for her for a long time and she has been every thing and more than I ever thought a sister could be. If you want to read tributes I have written to her in the past on her birthday you are welcome to look here or scroll to any year on May 8th on our Facebook pages to catch up. All those things are still true and I still mean every word.
So this year, rather than rehash all the wonderful things I feel about Whitney or the top 10 things I love about her or top 5 reasons to love her….I thought I would tell you the things that I pray for her and over her on a regular basis. These are the things I wish for her and beg the Lord to allow in her life. May you join me in praying these things for her. Whitney, here’s my birthday prayer for your life…
That the Lord’s presence would daily explode in your life and that you would feel so near to Him that you walk each day viewing the world with Spirit eyes. May you never see coincidence but divine appointment. May you never see a chance meeting but purposeful placement of people. May you open your eyes each day to see only as He sees this world and may it overwhelm you.
That the Word of the Lord continues to be alive and active at all times in your life. That it will always serve as a refuge, a place for counsel, and instruction. That as your life grows ever so busy, your hours supernaturally stretch to include time devoted just for the study of it. That soaking it in is always a joy and a passion. That all these years of hiding it in your heart will allow it to burn bright as a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.
That the Lord would continue to bless your marriage to Duane. That He would allow him to continue to be a wonderful husband so perfectly suited for you and you the wife so perfectly suited for him. That the Lord would draw you both to Him and in doing so together to each other. May you both continue to choose each other over everything else. That He would guard your marriage from all the harm this world can try to throw at it and that it will continue to be a perfect picture of Christ and the church as it is supposed to be…one of unconditional love despite circumstances, one of forgiveness no matter the situation.
That the Lord would bless you with a family and that He will give it to you sooner rather than later. That He will fulfill the desires that you both have to be parents and bring you a baby. You ARE going to be an incredible mother and I pray that God allows you to carry your own baby/babies this year. That He will allow this road of infertility to fertility to only draw you closer to Him.
That the Lord will use you to magnify His glorious Name, to further His Kingdom, and to shout His message of faithfulness and goodness as far as the eye can see and the ear can hear.
This is my Birthday wish and Prayer for you this year. I sure do love you, Whitney.
Hope today is amazing and may this be your best year yet!!