I did a lot of praying today. As I had previously posted on Day 16, my wife basically told me she was confused, depressed and sad and she needed some me time. She had left for the past two days to stay with her girlfriend. Well god definitely works in mysterious ways. Praise God!!!! As I stated I spent most of the day praying for my wife and guidance for myself. I have been having lunch at least once a week for the past few weeks in which we have been having a bible study. Well today we have decided that instead of just following the bible we are going to discuss the "Love Dare" book each time we meet. In fact my friend from work is the one who turned me one to the movie "Fire Proof". So now we are going to go over the days dare and the scripture associated with it. I have spoken so highly of the book he too is now going to purchase it.
Anyways, I don't want to jinx myself again but God has definitely working in my life. I had last spoken to my wife about 4pm and she had plans to go to dinner with her parents and then go out with her girlfriend. Well I received a text from her about 7:40pm and she decided to stay at her parents for the night and head back home tomorrow morning. We text back and forth for about 2 1/2 hrs on and off and finally she text me Good Night. I in turn text her Good Night and that I Loved her and she returned by say she "I Love You Too." Those four words "I Love You Too" have never meant so much to me than they did tonight. I about broke down. Praise God, I have not heard these words from her in about a month. In addition, I witnessed to my eldest daughter tonight and she seemed farley receptive, but that is another hurdle.
Just wanted to report God has a plan for each of us and as it turns out Day 17 & 18 were not a wash after all. Believe me just because things appear to be looking up in my life doesn't mean I am quitting the Dares if anything it re-enforces what has been being said for the past few weeks. I will finish the 40 days and with God help and guidance I will start on the 365 day commitment, hopefully with my spouse. Again thank you for all your support and prayers. Keep them coming we are not out of the woods yet. Thank You Lord!!!!
Stan, as I have said in my journals. It is a journey, you are on it. It will take til you die. These are just the tools for getting you on track. Allowing Christ to mold you for his purpose.
And as for your daughter. Thats great. It may not be easy though. Understand she is seeing a new Father, a man she loved and looked up to her whole life, so this is change for her as well. I pray that she too learns from your growth. Great going!