is still Satisfied in God
“Be intentional today about making a time to
pray and read your Bible. As you do, immerse yourself in the love and promises God
has for you. This will add to your growth as you walk with Him.”
Making time to pray
and read my Bible is a vital part of my every day. I make sure I am up early
enough to take time to do my devotions and on break at work I take a bit more time.
Today, in addition, to my devotions, I decided to read Proverbs 31. The
infamous chapter about what a woman believer “should” aspire to emulate in a marriage.
There is a book that I had added to my ‘to read’ list awhile back called “My So
Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife.” It is about the author’s journey into a
one-year domestic experiment to see if this biblical model can be embraced by a
modern woman. I’ve been told, as wives on this journey, we will learn how our
effort, no matter how small, can do great things and we will be transformed.
For me, personally, it is another avenue to learn how to put Biblical wisdom
Today, I felt more
strength than ever to not contact my husband (no contact from him either except
requesting me to be his friend on facebook again). Odd in a sense because of
our new found situation, but I am finding God is using other opportunities to
allow me to express all of this love and goodness I have for Him.
A dear friend from
high school contacted me out of the blue on facebook this afternoon. Each
morning I post “words of inspiration,” so she had just asked me what my “days”
were since I number them. I just let her know January 1st I had decided I
wanted to share daily words of inspiration, so from that day on I have done so
until I reach 365. She expressed how much she liked them and had asked how my
life was going. Rather than say the typical response that would not warrant a
follow up question, I wanted to be honest, so I expressed, “Life is good. God
is GOOD. Been through a very rough 7 months, but never been stronger in my
relationship with Christ because of it. For that I am thankful.” Now the warranted
follow up question came—“What’s going on?” I felt God’s hand in this without me
even having to ask—to just continue to be open with her, so I was. I let her
know my husband and I have had some serious things to work through in which she
responded with, “me too.” I expressed this has been by far the hardest journey
I have ever been on, but have realized I/we are not alone. She then opened up to
me about her husband moving out last week. I, of course, was able to relate and
let her know mine moved out a month ago. From there, with God’s guidance, I
opened up about the Love Dare and shared my Dare blog with her. Once she read
through all 60 entries we decided to get together tonight since neither of us
had plans (I felt in my heart I definitely was not seeing my husband tonight—for
good reason though) The tile guy actually decided to show up as well (no
complaints – last two nights I was THANKFUL he didn’t show up), so she came
over to my house and I listened to her story…and she plans on starting the Love
Dare this weekend. I know with God all things are possible! I am so grateful for
Him reconnecting my friend and I especially at such a time as this. Another
great reminder – He is never late!
Your story is a testimony! One that is now starting to lead others to Christ. Soon it will be many more that see the changes in you.