I am posting this as an encouragement to my new WordPress friend, Stan. I wrote this a few years before I met my husband. My best friend Sherri and I were daydreaming about our “ideal husband.” Below is what I wrote that day in 2002. I hope you enjoy this poem! I am blessed to have a Godly husband who loves Jesus. God really does answer prayers!
A Godly Man
“What does the world see in me?”
He asks himself each day.
And humbly prostrates himself,
Before the Lord’s majestic throne to pray.
“Lord,” he cries out, “you’re my Savior and my King.
I pray the world would see Jesus Christ today in everything.
Please take away this sin of mine and cleanse me deep within.
For you are my deepest longing, and lost souls I long to win.
Use me as your vessel, Lord, and purify my heart.
Use this precious day of yours to grant to me a brand new start.”
As he slowly rises, he gently tells his wife,
“My beloved, the Lord has blessed me,
Because he brought you into my life.”
And at that very moment, he shuts his eyes once again,
And slips slowly into silent prayer, with his eyes raised to heaven.
“Oh Lord, how I thank you, each and everyday,
For bringing me this woman to love and cherish along the way.
I pray right now for you to show me her each and every need,
And help me to fulfill them, in my action and in my deed.”
Laughter in the kitchen interrupts his pensive prayer.
And quickly he leaves his closet, and enters into there.
His children come running toward him,
Their faces he longs to see,
As he tilts his head a little lower,
To see those clinging to his knee.
“Lord,” he prays, “how I love each one ever so dearly.
For each one is a precious gift from you to me.
Teach me to be the father, Lord, that you would have me be.”
After breakfast he leaves to go to work,
And in the car he prays again,
To reveal all the demons that lurk.
And to show him where they have been.
For in this world a battle rages,
And evil of sorts has been unleashed from its cages.
“Lord,” he says, “please show me how to be like you,
In all that I must say and do.
And as I lead my fellow man today,
Shine your light into his darkened way.
Bind us all in unity, for that is how to sow,
And let us each encourage one another mutually,
And help us all to grow.”
And on this day this man of God’s will let Him lead the way,
And guide his path in righteousness all throughout the day.