I'm praying big prayers over this house we're building. I'm praying for our marriage. That God would make this house a place of grace & forgiveness. Full of big love and big laughs. I'm praying for the people that will spend time under our roof. That they would be blessed, encouraged, & surrounded by the aroma of Christ. That our home would be a place that welcomes. A place where people can rest easy, let their hair down, and be accepted.
And I'm praying for this little breakfast nook. I'm praying for the highchairs and booster seats that will hopefully sit here one day. That the crumbs on the floor and the sticky finger prints on the windows will be from kiddos who know they are deeply loved by very imperfect parents and a gloriously perfect Savior. I'm praying for the times when we will hold hands and give thanks right here over pancakes. For blowing out candles on birthdays. For wiping tears and cleaning up messes. And for times when we'll watch the cows & lightning bugs out these very windows.
I'm praying big prayers. Believing that nothing is too big, or too small, for our great God.
Father, take this place and make it a home. A home where you are glorified. A home where Your name is made great. Where the gospel is the center. Where Your love fills us up and overflows into every nook and cranny.
Forever and ever. Amen.