I had my life all planned out. I knew every step I was going to make. If you would have asked me, where do you see yourself in 10 years, I had a map ready:)
Then my Heavenly Husband swooped in and showed me that the life I had planned out for my myself is nothing compared to what He has for me. The Abundant life. And since I have found this life, I have never looked back. And the best part is: the One who is planning this life for me, does not have the limitations that my mind does:)
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)
I had the wonderful privilege of meeting with Atarah in Durban, South Africa. I knew He was going to make our time special, but I did not realize just how much until I met her. Immediately it felt as if I have known her all my life and we just have not seen each other in a while. Having fellowship like that with someone that loves the Lord so much, was blessing enough. I did not need anything more.
But if you know our Heavenly Husband, you will also know that He just loves blessing us and He never stops, that is just how much He loves us. The Friday we drank coffee, looked out over the harbour and just enjoyed His presence and praising Him for what He has done in our lives.
“May everyone who knows your mercy keep putting their trust in you, for they can count on you for help no matter what. O Lord, you will never, no never, neglect those who come to you. Listen, everyone! Sing out your praises to the God who lives and rules within Zion! Tell the world about all the miracles he has done!” Psalms 9:10-11
The Saturday, we were able to meet with one of the ladies we were fellowshipping with and her sons. Meeting Atarah in person was another blessing and memory I will treasure. We had a wonderful afternoon together. The way the Lord put it all together, showing her that you can live the Abundant life whether your marriage has been restored like Atarah’s or not yet, like mine.
I will never presume to know what His intricate plan is for my life, but I know that part of His plan is for my life to be a testimony that you can live the Abundant life even having gone through a divorce. A friend asked me the other day, how long I have been divorced and I had to really stop and think. Do you know why this is? It is because I am busy living my life with my Heavenly Husband. There is no need for me to look back because He is here, He is my Present, my Future, my Everything. And one day, my marriage will be restored, but to me, it does not matter how long it takes, because for now, I am enjoying every second of every day just being His bride.
If ever I had to choose between married life and being His bride, it will be Him every time:):):) I have never been so tested then these last few years, but I have also never been so happy in my entire life. Never been so content and never felt so blessed than I do now with the Love of my life!