Praying for God’s Best Surprise

I’m sitting at Starbucks, and a tall man at the next table has caught my eye. His hair is graying, he’s wearing fashionable jeans and glasses, and he’s scratching away—no doubt with some form of mysterious male handwriting—in a small black journal.


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed men writing in journals as I’ve sat at various coffee shops around town. For some reason, it always surprises me. And makes me happy.


Obviously, I find something attractive about it. Whether I end up with a journal-writer or not, seeing these men makes me think that perhaps there is a kindred spirit of a man out there for me after all.


What about you? What are your perceptions about men and how you might click with one of them?


As we pray to be open to God’s best man for us, let’s not assume that he will be unattractive or uninteresting to us. He might not be what we expect, but, as I’ve heard so many married people say, he will be even better than that.


Why not dare to believe that God has a great surprise in store for you?


Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (NKJV).


Pray for:

  • Faith to believe that God’s best for us is better than we can imagine
  • Specific moments from God designed to encourage us individually, like my Starbucks journal-writing man scenario
  • Jesus to be glorified as His power works to bring men and women together in godly marriages



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