S: Is She the One? Is He the One?
BC: God Bless Them!
FC: Is She the One? | Is He the One? | The Beginning of a Lifetime Together
1: Surrender Surrender will be meeting this fall weekly starting September 6th, on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Youth Sanctuary on the Destin Campus. If you're between the ages of 18-35, make plans to join us for this study through “”The Truth Project”" by Focus on the Family. It's a 12-week study focused on building and understanding a Christian world view. | WHY AM I HERE? ARE THERE ABSOLUTES? DOES GOD CARE? IS THERE SOMETHING MORE? WHERE DID EVIL COME FROM? | TABLE 8 The number eight represents new beginnings
2: Met this guy at surrender tonight. He sat at my table and when he looked at me there was an electric shock sort of feeling. FaceBook October 11, 2012 | He sent me a friend request as soon as we left church and started talking to me on faceBook as soon as I accepted it. lol | He loves God. Had some really awesome stuff to say during discussion time. He's military and that's all I know. Oh he just moved here from Texas
3: Immediate Attraction | First Week
5: Give him an insatiable desire for your presence When he is struggling with the things that this life throws at him, show him that he needs to spend time in your presence to get refueled to face the troubles this life brings his way.
7: Help him to remember that your presence is a taste of heaven. Prayer on March 3, 2012
8: Lord show him that You will sustain him at all times in all situations even the toughest ones. You are more than enough strength for him. Grant him peace in the storms that happen in his life today, in the future, and when he becomes Chara's life partner. Let him experience your presence even in the midst of challenges and disappointments.
9: Prayer on February 21, 2012 | Do the same for Chara. Help him to know that you will sustain him by keeping him steady and focused and by giving him YOUR strength that gives Him YOUR peace.
10: Bésame Bésame | Bésame Bésame | Bésame Bésame
12: Father continuously draw him into Your presence so that he will never get tired of being in that place.. GOD, thank you that he has a willing heart to hear Your voice this year and has allowed You to change some of his old ways. I know You have changed his mind and his thinking this year. Grant Him peace to enjoy the changes. | Prayer on March 17, 2012
14: My prayer for him today: I ask you Lord to help this man & Chara to see how they can encourage and help each other fulfill the call & the destiny you have on their lives. They will have like visions but different gifts. Teach both of them NOW how to recognize the gifts in each other's lives and how to encourage those gifts in each other so that they respect each other in every way.
15: Lord I pray that they will adore each other despite the differences in the way they view things and the callings upon them individually. May they understand they are both extremely valuable to You and both are equally important to You. Help them realize that You have a call on them as individuals too and both are of equal importance to You. Give them a revelation of this truth, making them very productive in your kingdom | Prayer on March 9, 2012
16: Lord grant him the humility to say I am sorry about some things that he has judged in others. Give him the courage to step out and admit that he was judgmental of certain people.. Some of his judgments are between just You and him but there are others who need to be told that he sees them differently now. There are those he may have been hard on and though he was partially correct in his assessment of issues in the lives of others, he may have been too hard on some people when he tried to tell them they needed to change. He may have crushed a few spirits and discouraged them. Help him to humble himself and to apologize so that healing can come to their hearts and humility can rule in his own.
17: Teach him more and more and more about your grace and about mercy. Give him grace and mercy for others and their weaknesses. GOD draw him into your presence today even as he goes about doing what he enjoys. Open his eyes to the good things around him. Help him let go and fall deeply in love with You because You are love and if he is to love Chara like Christ loves the church then he has to fall in love with the one who is love. GOD is love! | Prayer on March 18, 2012
19: Yesterday's prayer: Help him know that you will take care of righting the wrongs done to him & to others. | We are going to love. Love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. Prayer on March 2, 2012
20: Welcome into the courts of the King I have been ushered into your presence Father, give him a deep revelation in his heart today that he is welcomed into the courts of the King. Let him know what it is like to be ushered into YOUR presence. | Lord I stand on your merciful ground Yet with every step tread with reverence Lord, let him know you are merciful, yet not take that fact for granted. Help him to always have reverence for You and for Your Word. | My prayer for him today are the words from Matt Redmen's song: FACE DOWN
21: And I fall face down as your glory shines around. Yes, I'll fall face down as your glory shines around Help him to never be ashamed to fall face down before you. Help him to remain humble before you so that he can fully experience Your glory shining on him and all around him. | Who is there in the heavens like you and upon the earth, Whose your equal? May he always appreciate and understand the fact that there is no one as great as you, in the heavens or upon the earth. May he always know you are greater than every trial he endures & stronger than every foe he encounters.
22: You are far above You're the highest of highs We are bowing down to exalt you May his heart acknowledge your greatness. Let him never need a substance, another woman, or any activity to make him high because you are the highest of highs. Let this knowledge of your greatness keep his will bowed to yours as he exalts your will above his own, resulting in him loving his wife as Christ loves the church, giving up himself and his desires so that her desires are met. As he exalts you, let him exalt the gift you have given him, Chara Rene'. | Prayer on February 22nd 2012
23: May Chara recognize that he is your gift to her and help her to always treasure him. Give to her a deep revelation of your great love for both of them.
24: Father my desire is for You to draw the strings of Chara's heart and his heart, first to you then to each other. You have made a place for them where all things are possible. Help them know that to draw near to you is the best thing they can do for themselves and for each other. Draw them! Draw them! Draw them! Draw them! Draw both of them unto You!!! | Prayer on May 4, 2012
26: Lord, let him know you are merciful yet not take that fact for granted and always have reverence for You and for Your Word. In learning to reverence you help him to be merciful towards Chara and reverence her as well | Prayer for him February 12, 2012
27: Chara Rene | Chara Rene | Chara Rene | Chara Rene
28: I pray that every chain will fall off of him in the name of Jesus. I pray this for Chara too so that she will be able to love him & encourage him. Break the chains!!! | Deliver & set them free. so they can show each other Your Loving Kindness (Chesed) and Your Grace (Charis) so they can be filled with Your Joy!! (Chara) | March 5, 2012 Prayer of him
30: Prayed again on February 26 May this man's heart acknowledge your greatness. Help him to realize that he has no need for substances, other women, or any other activities to make him high because you are the highest of highs. Keep his will bowed to yours. Help him to exalt Your will Above his own will because when he chooses to exalt your will above his own, that will translate into love for his wife.. Be placing in his heart a love that loves as Christ loves the church, giving up himself and his desires so that her desires are met. Don't let his heart be hardened by the troubles of this world.
31: Prayed on February 29, 2012 Today I pray that he will learn that not all heaviness is from the enemy. Often times when we feel a sense of heaviness we think of depression or something evil but sometimes it is GOD showing us His heart so that we will pray for situations to be changed. GOD loves & feels sorry over the pain that sin causes. I pray that when he feels burdened and maybe even sad he will recognize those times when it is GOD trying to move him into prayer & action.
32: Getting to know some of the family December 2012
33: Visiting Jake & Amber & Emma
35: I pray the two of them will have a 1 Corinthians love for each other and that they will have a deep understanding of the meaning of this: If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.
36: Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head, Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle,
37: Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
38: Lord, Give them an understanding of this.... When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us.
39: But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, Hope unswervingly, Love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13 MSG)
41: Prayer on April 5, 2012 I don't always send the prayers for him to you but it is four in the morning. GOD showed me a cloud of darkness around him that was holding your guy back from taking a giant leap of faith. The cloud is fear which is related to financial security. My prayer for him is that his desire to fulfill the call of GOD upon his life will become stronger than his fear of losing his financial security. GOD has a world of opportunity awaiting him but he has to let go of his old thinking. Thanks GOD for flooding him with passion to DO what you are burning in his heart to do so that he will follow the passion that is in his heart.
42: Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. (Isaiah 26:4 MSG) | March 6th prayer for him
43: "The adventure in your heart should always overcome the fears in your life." Quote from BornTo Be Wild | I ask you Father to help Chara's future husband always overcome his fears with knowing you have an adventure for the two of them. | March 8th prayer for him
44: Father I ask that when you call Him he will hear and then respond. Help his soul to long for you and let nothing else do but to be with you. Oh GOD. Come to Him like the rain of the past few weeks Unrelenting Constant pouring Flooding his soul Flooding his mind Flooding his body I have prayed this for him before but I feel compelled to pray this for him again
45: He needs this rain so much right now He is parched & dry & he needs this. Fill him Flood him Wash him Pour your spirit on him Oh GOD let it rain on him hard in the next few days. Cause him to desire to be soaked in your love. He can only truly love unselfishly if he allows you to love him with your presence. Do this for Chara too! | Prayer on March 4th & 5th
46: Father, help the man you have chosen for Chara to fall in love with her even before he meets her. Help him to love even her weaknesses so that he will never become critical but always be supportive and encouraging. Do the same for Chara. Even now be drawing them to yourself and to each other. Bless them with peace that comes from knowing you are in control and knowing that you have good plans for their future.
49: GOD has a world of opportunity awaiting him but he has to let go of his old thinking. Thank you GOD for flooding him with a passion to do what you are burning in his heart to do, so that he will follow the passion that is in his heart. This may be for the future or for now, but in either case, he needs to realize that God will provide But my God shall supply all your need according to HIS riches in glory, by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
50: I've fallen from mountain sides, I've fallen from bunk bed dream writhes, I've fallen from building tops and I've even fallen running from the cops I've tumbled down hills and back flips off diving boards for thrills. I've stumbled in the dark until day and seemed to stumble out until I finally found my way But never have I stumbled fallen or tumbled like I did when I first saw you and could barely mumble. I fell fast for you, I reminded myself to breathe and not turn blue. Still I knew from that first night, you and I would meet just right. You could be my princess and I would be your knight.
51: It would play out like a dream, almost without effort or might. Oh and how perfectly it would all feel, so perfect, none of it would feel real. Kisses in passionate embrace on a beach, so far from the real world, just beyond reach. Others look upon us, dreaming for what we have, something so unique only God could craft. Yes, it's true. We may be the couple still holding hands at 92. And what would I say when the other gentlemen ask, 'Why does he smile even in toilsome task?" It is that princess he has fallen for, never to fall for any other maid, not anymore... | November 7, 2012
52: January 26th 2013
53: Proposal #1
54: Father in those times that he doesn't know how to handle a problem or when he doesn't have an answer please give him the strength to submit to you , drawing him into your presence.
55: Constantly remind both Chara and him that in your presence there comes a peace to every storm. | Prayer on February 27th 2012
56: Happy Together
58: My prayer for him today is that he will not allow offenses either against him or others to be rooted in his life but will be quick to forgive & to allow GOD to heal those offenses against himself & others so that he will not become bitter & hard.
59: Lord help him to learn this right now even today in order for him to remain tender towards others and especially towards Chara. Prayed on March 1, 2012
60: February 14th
61: Part Two: Happy Valentine's Day!
63: February 15th | The Real Valentine Arrives
64: Help him know that you will take care of righting the wrongs done to him
66: Pour your Holy spirit over them tonight as they are sleeping. Pour Pour Pour and Pour some More! Give them dreams and visions tonight. Father only you can change things that need to be changed. Show them how to let go and allow you to make a way for them where there is no way visible. Don't allow the enemy to triumph over them, but cause them to rise up and Declare the goodness of the Lord. No deception! No Lies of the enemy! No manipulation! In Jesus Name. They shall know the truth and the truth will set them free! | Prayer on February 20, 2013
67: If I could only show up at your door and Hold you in my arms once more, It's true I would for you. If I could wake you with a gentle kiss and Sit with you till the morning's dew and mist It's true I would for you. If I could make the sun rise and the moon fall, Or be there whenever you call, it's true I would for you. If I could bring anything to bare to be with you a maid so fair, It's true I would for you. If I could melt your troubles with Just one stare and Meet you in your dreams with gentle care It's true I would for you. If I could see you soon At the place we first kissed Under the moon, It's very true I would for you. Finally, for what its worth and all the jokes I am sure to hear at work... If I could write you cheesy poems and put them on your FaceBook wall, It's certainly not an order that is too tall, it's true I would for you. | Dan Posted to Chara's Facebook page March 10, 2013
68: Chara wanted to surprise Daniel, after he had completed over two weeks of intense training. He was flying back to Texas from Washington on an overnight flight. Arriving at the airport in plenty of time, she decided to stand behind a wall and watch for him to board the down escalator. However, she didn't recognize him when he got on and continued to look up at the top. Meanwhile, Daniel was watching her as he rode down while she continued to look right over his head still intensely waiting for him to board the escalator. She finally noticed that the guy at the bottom of the escalator was Daniel. He surprised her!
69: Sleep deprivation and exhaustion, but neither one of them wanted to waste any time since they only had 36 hours before she had to leave. A nap was much needed but there just wasn't enough time for that luxury.
70: Must begin checking off things on the Wedding Check-list. Register at Bed Bath & Beyond. The magic wand in hand and a quick kiss then their off to zap items for their wish-list.
71: Sunday lunch at Wholly Cow in Austin, Texas. after church. Portabella mushrooms for hamburger buns make for a delicious healthy lunch. Less than 24 hours left in this visit! Better make every minute count.
74: Proposal | Second | April 20th
75: Chara, I Love you so much.
76: I Want to Go on Adventures with you, | I want to do Life with You,
77: I want to make cute babies with you
78: I want to Spoil You!
79: Will you Marry Me?
82: Lots of hugs from family and friends who watched as Daniel proposed. | What a blessing!
83: SOS girls were there sharing this moment with Chara. | Some of Chara's nieces and nephews were there too!
86: Daniel secretly invited
87: some of Chara's friends to be a part of this special event.
89: Showing off her new jewel.! She loves it.
90: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct you paths. Proverbs 3:5
91: "...Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that your are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:24-35
100: Dear Chara & Daniel, My prayer is that you will see how God has brought the two of you together for a reason. He knows that together you will be more powerful and effective than you would as individuals. Daniel, these are only a few of the prayers I prayed during that year of intense concentrated prayer for you. There were many more prayers but I only wrote down the ones you find in this book. If it seems that my prayers were concentrated on you rather than Chara it is because I only included prayers that were specifically for you. Nearly every prayer was also prayed for Chara as well. | I hope this book will be a blessing. Love, Mom
101: Delight yourself in the Lord; and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 | For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21