♕ Today's Promise: “Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9–10
Dear Brides, this chapter, Utterly Lovesick, introduces a thought that may already be at the back of your mind. Sometimes we wonder what we are fighting for or even if these people are worth the fight. Then we remember that everyone is a child of God and that He does not desire that even a single one perishes. And so we keep interceding for them. This chapter shows us another way of doing that yet in total surrender without holding on too tight. Let God be the author of our stories as we trust completely in Him to write us the endings He created us for.
This suspense chapter has me wondering what is what. I wonder how God works, not that I could ever understand it. I believe Michele is in the will of God in her life, I also know it's not prescriptive for everybody and that God speaks to each of us uniquely, revealing His word to us in due season for what is needed for the advancement of our walk with Him. May His kingdom reign always in my heart.
I no longer know what I think of restoration, specifically of my marriage. I have fasted and prayed for the Lord to heal the hurt and betrayal and He is doing that every day. Lately I cannot be bothered with it as my heart has found such satisfaction in my life with my Heavenly Husband. He tells me He loves me often and whispers sweet nothings in my ear. I'm falling in love deeper with Him everyday.
My focus is to keep growing with my savior, to keep the intimacy with my Lord going as we walk hand in hand. I will not fret about what is and what is to come or not to come. I know where my heart belongs and that He will forever be my First Love. That I will never turn to a human to fill any void in me. I have found a God that is able, a Father that answers prayers swiftly and judiciously. A Father that cares so very deeply for His children, the sheep of His flock. I have discovered a God that is not silent!!! Oh the wondrous joy in that knowledge!
My Lord, I often wonder how else Your name will be glorified unless it's through the restoration of my marriage. I think of all those famous Christian people that moved onto a second marriage and still your name is glorified through them, even clearly your hand is upon them favorably. Not that I want to move on to someone else, oh no, I want restoration to my earthly husband or I want you and you alone. You satisfy. You complete. You make me whole. You heal. You restore. How can you get the most glory out of my life, is a question I ask myself often.
Right now it seems that it can only be through the restoration of my marriage, but maybe it doesn't have to be that. What testimony will I have if not that? What will make people sit up and pay attention to You as Savior and Redeemer if not doing what the world doesn't do. If You never restored my marriage, I would be alright with that because you satisfy me, but what glory would you get from my life? What would be the signs and wonders if that be the end of it? What would set me apart as a child of God and cause people to marvel at your goodness, faithfulness and your great power? I'm hard-pressed to find something but only You know my Lord. I am sure You have your ways, which are much higher than mine. So I submit my will to yours, and I lay ALL my desires at your feet, grant only those that will not take me away from you. Never let go of me no matter what, for I need you all the days of my life.
A Letter to the Lord, how I love the days we spend together, the daily long walks we take discovering my new neighborhood, the meals we cook and have together, you have held me together so very well I have not wanted. You have provided for my needs in a manner that blesses me. You watch over me and you comfort me. When I feel pain, I need only tell you and you take care of it and heal my heart some more. I am loved beyond what I have ever experienced, you are a good Heavenly Husband, and my heart belongs to you always my First Love.
Dear Newer Brides, this chapter will unsettle you for this is not what you want to hear this early on with all the urgency and desperation you are experiencing. Let the Lord soothe you as some unwanted realities are revealed to you. And remember He has a different ending for each of us, for we are called uniquely and individually. Let Him guide you to your particular ending.
“Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9–10
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