I am extremely hopeful that I will start blogging more often, now that we are settled (or almost settled!) into our new home. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have a semi-laid back morning playing with the kiddos on the backporch and not worrying about having the house spotless in case someone wanted to come see it. That has been the last six months of our life...living in a house with a lockbox. Now, don't get me wrong, the places we lived were all HUGE blessings, but I can say I'm thankful that I can leave my dishes in the sink if I want to or wait and make my bed until I feel like it! Our new home - I mean, God's new home for us is wonderful! He is such a blessed Father.
Just a thought for the women...
Are you living in peace and harmony with the man you are in covenant with? When you said, "I do," you not only vowed to stand by him thick or thin, but you also vowed to GOD that you would stand by him thick or thin. (And I'm not talking weight!) :)
What a perfect mystery marriage is. However, are you choosing to live with a chip on your shoulder about everything that's not perfect about your husband or are you embracing his imperfections and loving him anyway? You know...like Christ loves us! We are called to be his help meet. His helper. Not the head of the house, that's his job. (I thank God for that!) If you are trying your hardest to "wear the pants" or make decisions on your own or go around his back, so that he won't find something out, SISTER, you are living in sin! Snap out of it. Let your marriage become what God wants it to be, what God made it to be and you will have a blessed, joyful marriage.
Right now I am reading Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. This book is transforming my mind. God calls us to renew our minds. I'm thankful for Debi and her passion for God and for marriage. Get a copy. You will not regret it.
I'll get off my soapbox now and go unpack some boxes. :)