♕ Today's Promise: “But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God” 1 Peter 3:4
Dear Brides, in our lives we often find ourselves trying to find validation with others especially within our families or in laws. We find ourselves wanting to be accepted and welcomed into the family. When a fight or conflict arises we want to be defended especially by our husbands. The truth is we will often find ourselves disappointed. What matters is our heart and our intentions but most of all the only Defender and Advocate we need is our Heavenly Husband. In this chapter, From the Inside Out, Michele shows us exactly what that looks like.
This lesson has some similarities for me as my mother in law has always had an issue with me since my husband and I got together. I have gone above and beyond to try and grow a relationship with my mother in law to only get burned somehow some way. I have not been perfect in all of these years. What I have gained in wisdom and knowledge through these courses I have grown to see my faults in many ways. Praise my Heavenly Husband that now I can see where I too was at fault. My husband and I used to joke that after all that we have been through together with his mom, we could make it through anything. Arrogantly thinking that the hard things in our marriage were dealing with his mother. Well...Heavenly Husband sure showed me the truth in that. Never would I have thought that my husband would have walked out on me and our family for another woman and life.
Through this time of separation with my husband I was getting closer to my mother in law. To only later, learn what she was doing and saying about me behind my back to my husband and the first woman he left me for.
Once I found this out and the reasoning why my husband was arguing and fighting with me due to these happenings with my mother in law. I told her out of my own emotions that I would no longer be communicating with her in regards to my husband. If she wanted to know something in regards to him, she would need to talk to him herself.
Needless to say, I didn't do it gracefully nor did I ask my Heavenly Husband on what to do, for I did not know Him like that yet. I took a huge step back with communicating with her and it was almost non-existent. For I put up a wall and protected myself. I was saddened for I always wanted to have a great relationship with my mother in law but she wouldn't allow it.
Now however, I don't long for that acceptance any more. I know that I tried. I know that I did what I could. My life has been less stressful and drama free from releasing this desire.
I will run to my Heavenly Husband with my steps on moving forward. I have reluctantly come to that place of not knowing to come to Him for everything and that He would truly answer and guide me. As I have advised others to do, I too shall run to Him for my every need.
Pray with me: My Beloved, change me and mold me. I know I still have a long way to go. I know that I have made many mistakes in my relationships and I need Your help. Help me to have the gentle and quiet spirit. Help me to reflect and radiate You. Help me to run to You before I speak. Help me to listen before I act. Amen
Beloved, I need You. I want You. Help me to sit still and listen more than I speak. Help me to seek You in everything. Help me to know Your truths and hold onto the victory I have in You. I need You more.
My Love, I have come to this realization today that I no longer need to have my marriage restored. I no longer need to have my husband home and committed to me. I no longer need to have my husband be a father to our children. My boys and I have all that we need with our Heavenly Husband. We are fulfilled and provided for in more ways than we can count. So thank You, for today, just became a new day! The page of this last chapter has finally turned. It is time for a new chapter. Hallelujah!
Dear Brides, so often we have wanted to have our husbands come to our rescue and defend us. But oh how we are often disappointed because they cannot give us what they do not have. Everything we need is from our Heavenly Husband. We need to remember that all we desire, comes from our Heavenly Husband above. So run to Him and you will never be disappointed.
“Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good” Romans 12:21
“But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God” 1 Peter 3:4
Everything we need is from our Heavenly Husband. We need to remember that all we desire comes from our Heavenly Husband above. So run to Him and you will never be disappointed. When we look to others for the "things" we are missing we will often find ourselves disappointed, rejected, hurt, and heartbroken because they did not do what we thought or expected them to do. This book, Living the Abundant Life, shows us exactly how to run to our Heavenly Husband and find everything that we need, therefore, never being disappointed, rejected, hurt or heartbroken again.
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