As a single guy I recently created that infamous list of what I want in “The One.” The list resides inside my iPhone Notes for easy recall.
With today’s first cup of coffee in hand reading the verse of the day, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6). I thought of something I should add to my list. Something I “must” have.
Speaking into my notepad and updating my request I wrote “She must …” the phone changed the sentence automatically to “She will…”
Brewing a second cup of coffee I decide to open Microsoft Word and think this through a bit and capture my thoughts. Must vs. Will. Must sounds like a requirement as in something she “must” do whereas “will” sounds much more pleasing as in she will….
So the Lord is telling me not to stress about it because she will…. and do not put a “must” requirement on her. He tells us not to be anxious about ANYTHING but in EVERYTHING bring your concerns to Him. Let’s be thankful that He listens to us and gives us wise instructions (bring your requests to God) for our own benefit.
What is it she will do? Ha, I reserve the right to share that in a future writing but in the meantime I strongly recommend all couples read the book, “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.
And yes there are a number of things she must be in order for us to be a perfect match, I have no doubt in the Lord’s hand she will be and I just got a big peaceful smile writing this sentence because I know she will…..
P.S. As I just downloaded the picture of the crocus I took yesterday so I can use the photo for this article, the computer reads “Processing request” I download pictures everyday for work and I have never noticed that. Coincidence I am sure. 🙂 I think that may spark another story.