A Prayer Warrior’s Bedroom Reveal

Remember this post? A Prayer Warriors’ Bedroom? It has proven to be one of my most popular for the month of October, second only to Hiding Those Pesky Electrical Cords. But, popularity is not what this is about. I have to say that of all the posts I’ve written over the last year, todays’ is my very favorite.  A Power greater than me decided to save the best for last. Day 31 (on Halloween)…31 Days of Flipping Out is all about a prayer warriors’ bedroom reveal.

To refresh your memory, my sister discovered that a young friend of her daughters’ was sleeping on a mattress in the floor of a dorm room. He met my niece at a church near her college campus and has since become a prayer warrior for their family. When Kristie (my sister) heard about his sleeping arrangements, she couldn’t stand it. She then shopped at estate sales, yard sales, thrift stores and Target to improve his bedroom.

She loaded a full dresser, mirror, twin headboard, box springs, bedding and nightstand in a pick-up truck and took them to her basement for improvements. Some folks might have thought purchasing the items and delivering them was nice enough, but not to my sister. It had to be painted and updated. It had to be masculine. More than once, while we were thrifting, she’d say, “I want it to be something he can keep for years if he wants to.” I found a chest of drawers and said, “This is plenty, Kristie, it has five drawers and is in good shape.” Nope! Not good enough. She kept looking until she found this…

31 Days of Flipping Out

And these…

31 Days of Flipping Out

31 Days of Flipping Out

She and my niece got busy painting…

31 Days of Flipping Out

They worked in daylight and dark.

31 Days of Flipping Out

31 Days of Flipping Out

They painted everything.

31 Days of Flipping Out

And then yesterday, they loaded it all up again and drove an hour to a certain prayer warrior’s dorm room. A friend of his let them in so they could surprise him. This is what they found.

31 Days of Flipping Out

Friends helped move everything in…

31 Days of Flipping Out

31 Days of Flipping Out

Doesn’t the dresser look fabulous? Kristie found the “coconut monkeys” at a thrift store and had to add a bit of whimsey.

31 Days of Flipping Out

31 Days of Flipping Out

She added a baseball to his nightstand because he loves the sport.

I can say that my sister thought of everything. When I asked why they didn’t get his picture with the surprise on his face; she said they didn’t want to embarrass him. She didn’t even see his face when he saw it the first time. But, just a few minutes after she headed home, she received a phone call. The line was mostly silent, but she knew who it was and why he was calling. In a speechless kind of way he said thank you. Speaking for my sister… he is most welcome!

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

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By Stephanie Lynn

9 thoughts on “A Prayer Warrior’s Bedroom Reveal

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  2. I have goosebumps reading this. What a nice thing to do for someone.

    It is true it is better to give than receive and this gift will be remembered and used for a long time. A gift like this keeps on giving because it will inspire others to do the same for someone else.

  3. Completely in tears.
    This post is beyond anointed, my friend. I pray it blesses many hearts, the prayer warrior’s, and every reader who visits your page, including those who prefer not to comment. We fix our eyes on those comments, but God is at work behind the scenes, in powerful ways…which is why I always tell you not to worry about the numbers. If even for one.
    xoxo

    1. Marcia, your comments are always so touching! I love your heart, my friend! Thank you for once again reminding me, that the only number that is important is THE ONE!

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