Day 38 Round 2
It's about fulfilling the dreams of your spouse.This time I'm drawn to where my wife got her nickname is thanks to Ol' Blue Eyes.
Frank Sinatra - Emily
Emily, Emily, EmilyHas the murmuring sound of MayAll silver bells, coral shells, carouselsAnd the laughter of children at play
They say "Emily, Emily, Emily"And we fade to a marvelous viewTwo lovers alone and out of sightSeeing images in the firelightAs my eyes visualize a familyThey see dreamily, Emily
Two lovers alone and out of sightSeeing images in the firelightAs my eyes visualize a familyThey see dreamily, Emily
So Yeah, I want God to fulfill my dream of Emily and a Family.And I will honor her and fulfill her dreams.
Thank you all for responding on my previous post. if you have something ot add to it, please continue to do so.I have many friends and prayers about it.
God wants me to stand for my marriage.
Why has the verse been brought to light the last few days?It was there for me in day 38 Round 1.Why was I given the push to share it with others recently?
1 Peter 1:6-7 (GNT)
6 Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer. 7 Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure. Then you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Corinthians 1:10 (GNT)
Divisions in the Church
10 By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ I appeal to all of you, my friends, to agree in what you say, so that there will be no divisions among you. Be completely united, with only one thought and one purpose.
A simple reminder, what is the advice given by almost everyone?
Luke 6:35 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
If I can do Luke 6:35, then I can easily do the same for my wife.
To stand for the Marriage. So I will.
From Ordinary to Great
Acts 4:1313 The members of the Council were amazed to see how bold Peter and John were and to learn that they were ordinary men of no education. They realized then that they had been companions of Jesus.
Anyone who studies God's ways soon realizes they are quite different from man's. Worldly wisdom says that extraordinary people and abundant resources are needed for great tasks, yet the Lord often chooses the small and insignificant to achieve His purposes on earth.
For example, Christ selected a rather unimpressive group of men as disciples, yet after being filled with the Spirit, they "turned the world upside down." During His ministry on earth, Jesus fed thousands with a child's meager lunch, and He viewed the widow's two small coins as a greater offering than all the other generous donations (John 6:5-12; Luke 21:2-3).
God specializes in using people who aren't naturally qualified to accomplish His tasks. Moses was a verbally impaired 80-year-old shepherd who liberated a nation. After Gideon hid from the enemy, God made him a valiant warrior. David was the overlooked youngest son who killed a giant with a small stone and became Israel's greatest king.
God isn't looking for impressive people; He wants willing ones who will bow the knee in humble submission. Being weak and ordinary doesn't make you useless. Rather, it positions you for a demonstration of divine power in your life. He takes insignificant ones and delights in making them great.
Have you ever considered that your lack of ability, talent, or skill is the ideal setting for a great display of Christ's power and glory? If you are willing to submit to His leading and venture into the scary yet rewarding territory of faith and obedience, He will do great things in and through you.
Thank God you realized God wants you to stand for your marriage. That doesn't mean really that you have to even fight for the marriage, that always seems to me that it is us taking control from Christ when we choose to fight for our marriage.
Tim is right. Yea stand for your marriage, but don't take back control from Christ. Be in constant prayer seeking guidance. And remember she will not be where you are in oneness for a while. So be patient as well.