It's Superbowl Sunday! How many people are celebrating with hot wings & yummy snacks today? We are...However, we aren't huge Superbowl Fans. Very seldom does a football game even get turned on in our house. I know, I know...how American is that? Now, I do very much enjoy high school football but my husband is not much of a football fan at all. It has always been hard for me to understand how a person doesn't like to watch football of any sorts. I guess because I was raised in a "football loving" home. But, I think I finally have an understanding of where Jake's thoughts come from.
I've been thinking about writing a blog post about this since last Wednesday night when Jake was preaching to our youth group along with Harvest youth. He said something that keeps playing over and over in my mind and he said it again this morning at church while closing out the service.
He said, "We are expecting a baby boy in just a few months. While most Dads get excited about their Boy being the next superstar football player or baseball player, I can't help but want my son to be the next generation changer above all else. A person who follows after the heart of God. A person who wins souls to Christ. That is my dream for my son."
Jake didn't play sports in high school. So, I guess it is easy to understand why he is not a sports fanatic. But, I absolutely love that our prayer, even at this stage in his life, is for him to be a generation changer for Christ. I was sitting in church this morning watching him read his Bible. He had scripture highlighted and he was showing it to a friend of ours. I thought to myself...I am so blessed to be married to a man of God. A person who has knowledge of the word but is also always willing learn more. I am also incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends who share our faith. Our Friday & Saturday nights consist of hosting youth at our house and Bible studies. While this is not what I had daydreamed as a life when I was in high school, I am so thankful that God knew best! I can't imagine life turning out any other way!
I am forever greatful for all the blessings God has showered us with in our 6 years of marriage. I can't imagine what else He has in store!!