Hey friends, I’ve been meaning to fill you in on what happened after I wrote this post. You can read about it here, before I go on to reveal the outcome. Well of course my God came through in an epic way. All those years and months spent worrying and agonising over how He would work it out, when all I needed to be doing was praising Him for what He had already done and was doing in the midst. God is a provider, a sustainer and a way maker. 7 years of single motherhood and the Lord has set my feet on the solid rock of Christ. He has supernaturally provided for my children and I over and over again. A home that belongs to us, food on the table, clothes on our backs, love in our hearts!! Hallelujah!!!
God’s continuous faithfulness got me thinking about this new season I find myself in. A season that I’ve prayed and hoped for, for many years and which has come when the world has been turned upside down by a pandemic. In the midst of the impossible, God has made possible the meeting of two people, with two very similar sets of circumstances, who are on the same page when it comes to the things of God. W.O.W. It is still new and we are both earnestly seeking God for His clarity and wisdom. We want to see how He sees the situation, we want His will to be done, we want Him to get the glory from this union and this can only be achieved if what has been sent is from Him. We are slowly beginning to believe it is.
It is exciting when God gives you His vision. His vision is bestowed when you ask Him in prayer for your mind to be renewed, when your heart desires everything He desires, when all that matters is your obedience to Him, His word and His ways. The path to righteousness is narrow and it is not easy, but there is safety along that path, there is counsel along that path, there is joy everlasting along that narrow path. Do not misunderstand me, it is a challenging path to walk along, but when God is for us, who can be against us? When we abide in the vine, He equips us with His power to overcome any difficult thing. In our deepest weakness, He is our greatest strength. He must increase, we must decrease. Praise Him!
When individually and as a couple you walk closely with Jesus, when individually and as a couple you chase after Him with all that you are, when individually and as a couple you sit quietly at His feet and listen eagerly to His voice, when individually and as a couple you are quick to obey His utterings. This is the sweet place of God glorifying fruitfulness. Hallelujah!!! We are so excited about the future.
Since we have both made many errors in the past with our relationships, we are extremely sensitive to the fact that we don’t want to make the same errors again. We both realise that in the past, God was never invited into our relationships in the first place, so how could He be expected to bless or make right a union that was not built upon Him? Of course, God can turn any situation around regardless if He is in it or not. He has and continues to do so for many relationships. Sadly for me, that wasn’t my portion and for a long time I had to make peace and heal from the fact that I hadn’t invited God to dwell in any area of my life, so how could I extend an invitation to someone I didn’t know? How could I expect Him to restore and rebuild a relationship He had not been asked to help build when it first began? Thank God things are different now, that The good Lord in all His redemptive grace, love and mercy, saw fit to burst into my heart in the summery month of July 2012, save my soul and turn my whole life around. What majestic things He has done since. Yes there were soul crushingly painful times along the way, but what He has done in and through my life has been truly miraculous and He continues to leave me in absolute awe.
Friends understand me, I was beginning to lose hope in ever finding friendship with a godly man. A man who truly believes in The Lord and who He is. A man who does not scoff at the ways of The Father and think you have lost your mind, when you mention no sex or physical intimacy before marriage, a man who understands why you are asking for prayer and prays without question, a man who knows the battle we face is spiritual…..if I’m honest, before this new season burst in my life unexpectedly, I was learning to be at peace with my singleness and truth be known I was at peace. God’s peace wrapped itself around me and life as a single mother no longer felt like a burden but a blessing. Jesus was and is my all in all. In the midst of everything that is going on right now Lord, Let me never ever lose sight of You. You are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Every good gift comes from You and I want to continuously bring glory to Your name and draw others to You through my life and the testimony of what you have done for me and my family. I love You eternally.
“Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.”
1 John 5:3 NLT