Good Friday morning!
I’m coming at you from a great place in life today, it’s a place of obedience and genuine wholeness and contentment with my life, it feels so good to say that! If you are not there, you can get there. It wasn’t too long ago that I was in deep despair, but God lifted me up and put me on nice solid ground. Yes, I had to give a little, but it has proven to be worth a whole lot.
Obedience to God is not a long list of rules that I must not break, it is me having a genuine love for God and honoring Him with my life. He is not angry, He is not standing over me with a ruler waiting to smack my fingers when I do something wrong, He is loving me in spite of all of my shortcomings. Knowing that I am simply giving Him my best, when I give Him my early mornings, He gives me peace to start each day fresh and new. It is changing my whole outlook on life.
It is a habit I used to be in, but let fall to the waste side. I’m so glad I am back in the swing of things again. I give Him my best and He returns His best to me. I am getting better at listening to His voice, sometimes I still tune it out because I think my ideas are better, He offers grace and love when I try my way first. God desires us, He wants us. He is patiently waiting for each of us to simply say yes to Him. I hope that is a desire of your heart and if it isn’t I hope you will seek it out.
God wants to give us the desires of our hearts, we must do our part as well. We must listen and obey with what He has given us. It will look different for everyone, that is why this world is so unique. It takes a lot of different types of us to make the world go around. Another great reason why we should not be comparing our walks in life to anyone else’s, we each have a different purpose and plan for our lives. We each have different accomplishments that we want to achieve.
We are all made in His image, however the paths and roles we all will fulfill will look very different from one another.
One way we can begin is by humbling ourselves. In Luke 14:11, it says, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exhaulted.”
We can also begin by putting God first, before anyone or anything. Before your kids, before your spouse , before your job, BEFORE EVERYTHING!
I had things out-of-order for sometime, I put Allen before my relationship with God for a long time. I looked for my reassurance in him, I looked for all my love, I was putting too much pressure on him and our relationship. God needs to be first and then all other relationships and things will fall into their place accordingly.
I have been so excited for today, because I wanted to share a bit about me today, and I do consider it one of the best parts. My husband, this is one of my favorite times of year, his birthday week! If you don’t celebrate for an entire week, give it a try. We all do in my family of 4! You get extra love and attention around our house for the whole week surrounding your birthday. It has become a tradition and I do love to party! So we might as well stretch it out…..
He is a great person, I’m so glad I get to be his wife and stand by his side. God is moving in our relationship because we let Him. We put Him before each other. That is sometimes difficult, however more difficult if we put too much pressure on each other. God honors our love for one another and when times are tough we grow closer together and gain so much more. Having a Christian relationship and marriage is so very important. We help each other to stay on track and accountable. We are not always on the same page, but we love so fervently that we eventually get there through love and grace for one another.
We love very deeply, we respect one another, we are patient with one another, we listen to one another (I still have some work to do here), we have fun together, we raise our boys together. We are a team!
Who knew 2 kids growing up in the same town, just miles from one another were going to paint this beautiful life together. God did and I’m so grateful that He did. We let love rule in our lives and God does the rest! We give Him our best and He in turn gives us His! I’m sharing this to stress the importance of putting God first, spouse second and then letting all of the rest of the pieces of your life fall together in his plan and time. He will honor that decision when you make it.
So, I’m signing off here to go away with my hard-working husband, so we can celebrate his life this weekend, we’re going to a new city, on a new adventure. Can’t wait to see where we land! I can’t wait to share in all of the fun with you next week!
Have a wonderful weekend! If you’re in these parts, do your best to stay warm.