Ahh finally in the room.
My husband does not hold onto things as I sometimes do. An old habit that needs thrown in the fire. I knew I needed to look ahead of me and leave lunch in the dust, completely.
Breathing deeply, I thought for a minute about the rarity of this time God carved for our marriage.
You may relate to this.
Even when Jason and I are in our house alone and the kids are at school, it seems each dirty dish whispers my name while Jason’s work bench inspires his creativity for another project. As I work alone in the kitchen, Jason retreats to the garage (a.k.a. man cave).
But here we were.
No children chattering (or arguing).
No items to clean.
No wood to carve or drill.
At the risk of sounding trite, I literally tried to take in each moment without wonder of what comes next.
That, my friends, is a challenge for me in marriage.
When I am alone with God, moments last a lifetime.
When the desire to be close with my husband rises, sometimes a moment of hesitation creeps. That moment planted by the enemy himself holds within it worries about vulnerable performance.
God did not design marriage to be anyone’s performance.
THAT’S how I discern I was bamboozled.
So incredibly thankful we who believe walk in His victory any and all times.
In His victory, I have learned to forgive myself swiftly because He died for the sacrifice of ALL misgivings.
And what I have forgiven-if there was anything to forgive-I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake (that would be my husband’s sake), in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:10-11).
More than anything, this post is testimony to the constant spiritual battle around us. Unseen forces ferociously tear at us with one goal: to pull us away from God … and each other if we are in Him.
On social media, the photo of Jason and me at the end of our trip received lots of attention. It certainly appeared as if we walked in bliss from start to finish.
We walked together in His light.
We turned toward each other after each spiritual hiccup.
We remained steadfast in truth which bestows soul bliss.
My son (and daughter) do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart (Proverbs 3:1-3).
Jason and I ended our visit with a walk on the grounds. I had the peace He gives, knowing I was held in His hands, believing in way that was new #Jesusknowsmymarriage.
He revealed to me when there are holes made by enemy worms, He will fill them:
He showed me though He is infinite, His will is to bring Jason and me back to each other again and again. Our marriage, a wheel of life created and nurtured by Him.
He blessed me with this incredible image of reflection:
A visual reminder that our marriage stands not alone rather in His shadow. As we seek more of Him, His light ever shines into the flesh He united long ago, a sight pleasing to Heaven.
Without a doubt, Jason and I enjoyed our time. Most importantly, we walked away with a deeper confidence in the One who pays attention to the nuances of our love.
And perhaps you and I shall go forth to temper our conclusions about photos on social media.
Let us keep the Author of our faith at the forefront in ALL we do, realizing everyone we meet is somewhere in the vast middle of their story.
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