December 18, 2011
Father you are overwhelming. You leave me without words to express how I feel inside after today. I think everyone should have an experience in life where there is such unexpected joy from the love God lavishes on me that I am practically paralyzed from speech.
Jesus- your love is so beautiful and breath-taking; so intimate and perfectly orchestrated.
Marriage, yes. Having your children born yes. Most romantic couple adventure, yes. Watching your children grow up and get married, yes.
BUT- none of these can begin to compare with the weightiness and grandness of being apart of and witnessing your spouse yield her entire life to God and confirm her salvation from some 10 years ago; in a public Church setting with a passion filled testimony brimming with the aroma of the holy spirit.
I feel altogether inadequate and unworthy. And that is where your grace and mercy come in. It really is all about you and your glory. Jesus, we give you thanks and all the glory, honor and praise. Were we to worship and praise you for every hour of our remaining life on Earth it would not be enough. You are so worthy and true- and for that we give you our lives in return.
To walk with your wife who you love dearly through the process of obedience to God’s instruction to get baptised and share her testimony to hundreds of people is a life-changing momement. Moments like these truly do come but once a lifetime.
My wife- courageous in her convictions, obedient to her God, in love with Jesus, dying to her old self, leaning on God’s abudance more and more, growing in grace to all she sees- all right before my very eyes… The reawakening in her so transformational that only the Holy Spirit could be behind it. There is no rational for how wide He has opened the doors of his love and peace in the last 12 months.
This year 2011, ends with a powerful expression of God’s claim on our marriage, family and lives.
Proverbs 18:22 – “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”