Well, here we are just past 37 weeks pregnant! The emotions are starting to get REAL now y’all. Even as I’m starting to write this post, I can feel tears welling up! I could obviously be 100% wrong, but since the beginning of this pregnancy…I’ve had a feeling that baby Sims might come just a little early. This point in pregnancy is so crazy because she could literally be here tomorrow, or another month from now haha. You just never know!
One of my favorite parts about being pregnant has been praying over our baby girl these last 8ish months. At the beginning of pregnancy I got a devotional called Praying Through Your Pregnancy. I was much more diligent about reading it every week in the beginning than I am now, to be honest. But regardless, having this devotional has been a helpful reminder to me of how important it is to pray not only for a healthy pregnancy/baby, but to start praying for the life ahead of our baby now. So, today I want to share just a few of the main things I’ve been praying for baby Sims for these past 8 months.
My number 1 prayer for baby Sims since day one has been that she will love Jesus with her entire heart, and always know, from day 1 of her life, that she is infinitely and perfectly loved by Him. I pray that this knowledge of His perfect love for her would give her a security and a peace and a joy that is unshakeable. I pray that her security and her identity would come from knowing that she is perfectly loved by Jesus, no matter what.
My next prayer for baby Sims has been that she will love Jesus and chase after Him more than anything else in this entire world – more than material things or relationships or achievements. I pray that Christ is always number one in her life and in her heart. That she would have a heart that yearns to know and to please and to follow her heavenly Father, with every fiber of her being. I pray that from a very young age, she comes to know Jesus as her personal Savior and walks in close relationship with Him all the days of her life.
I pray that this love she has for Jesus overflows into how she loves others – her friends, her family, and the people she encounters everyday. That she would be full of love and compassion and grace for others.
I pray that her life reflects all of the fruit of the Holy Spirit – but the main one that continuously comes to mind is joy. I pray that she would be a woman marked by true joy – not that comes from things of this world, but a joy that comes from knowing and walking with God in a real and intimate way!
I have tons of other, more specific prayers that I’ve prayed for baby Sims these past 8 moths – for her future spouse, for her career one day, for her health, etc. But overall…my main prayer for has just been that she will just love Jesus with her whole heart and know that she is SO loved by Him. And that her entire life would just be built on and reflect those two truths! And honestly, that is my prayer for all of us as well!
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I can’t wait to meet this baby girl. And I can’t tell you guys how much I’ve appreciated all of your love and support and encouragement along the way! Thanks for reading!