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TTC Over 40 | Cycle 8 – Joyful Expectation

TTC Cycle 8 – Day 8

Every two or three days I pray over my Bible and ask the Lord for a good Word to meditate on. I may pray for a specific Word for whatever I’m going through at that moment but, mostly, it’s a general request for direction. After my prayer, I open up the Bible and whatever scriptures my eyes immediately focus on are what I use as part of my devotional time with God. Today, the Lord led me to Philippians 3:12-14:

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14, NKJV

God is so Good. These scriptures so perfectly describe the spirit of endurance and perseverance I must maintain as I confidently move along, one day at a time, through our journey to conceive our child. This was exactly what I needed. Thank You, Lord, for your provision, your grace and your guidance. Thank You for being my rock and my strength. Thank You for providing exceedingly and abundantly more than I could ever ask for. I know that there is no fear in love. I know that You have given us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind. I know that there is no point in worrying for it will not add a single minute to my life. I trust You and I trust Your timing. In Jesus’ name I pray for peace, understanding, wisdom and for Your favor. I pray that I may abide in Your word and rest in Your promises for my life, at all times. Amen.


This cycle has been mostly anti-climatic so far. I’m keeping a daily vlog of my feelings, tracking only my temp and spending less time on message boards and YouTube. Much less time, actually. I’m proud of myself. I’m less consumed with the process and more involved in my day to day life with my man and my family. It’s a refreshing feeling. Of course, I’m still thinking about this journey. I’m working on giving up the last couple of bad habits that might be inhibiting our progress (caffeine and bacon). I’m visualizing, I’m praying, I’m believing. I’m joyful expecting the Lord to continue to provide for all of my needs as only He can.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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