She’s Not His Wife

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine and she was telling me this story about the plumber that came out to her house to do some work. My friend’s husband mentioned that he had spoken to the man’s wife on the phone when the man piped up and said “she’s not my wife.” Pausing he added “she’s my bride”. This man got it. He understood that in order to keep his marriage new and exciting he needed to treat his wife of many years the same today as he did when they first got married. Therefore, he always refers to his bride as his bride and not his wife. It got me to thinking how we are the bride of Christ.

John 14:2 says “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

Jesus returned to the Father to prepare a place for each of us. His love for us is as a bridegroom, intense, exciting and new. It never diminishes but continues to grow. He never grows weary of us and He always sees us as His bride. He is continually interceding on our behalf, looking out for us.

John 14:3 continues with “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

I am so glad that Jesus looks upon us as a bridegroom looks upon his bride. Life lived with the knowledge of how much we are truly loved makes the journey a little easier to bear even with the roadblocks that will come up along the way.

May the Lord bless you in all that you do!

Decision Made (Part 2)

I shared my thoughts with my husband and as always he encouraged me to follow through if it was what I really wanted to do. I began praying about what I should do and as I prayed I could feel an excitement building within me. Should I do this? Should I forget about it? A few weeks went by and I finally made a decision. I would blog. My friend and I share coffee once a week so when she stopped by for our weekly coffee I told her I had decided to blog. “Yay!” Now what? What can I possibly blog about?

“You’re good at helping people, you should blog about that.” Um, hello, I don’t have a degree. I just listen and offer advice when asked. “You’re a good listener.” And so we tossed more ideas back and forth. Faith, Hope, Encourage, Life. Those were the things that came to mind. I’m excited about this new chapter and I hope you’ll follow me on this journey of life. Blessings!

New Beginning

I’ve always loved to read and write. I also like to help others by being there for them whether to be a listening post or to offer advice when asked. I recently had coffee with a friend of mine and as we were talking I mentioned the idea of starting a blog or pod cast. Her answer was swift and encouraging. “Do it!” she said as she sipped her coffee. We bounced ideas back and forth and I have to admit while the thought of starting a blog was exciting, it was also a little scary. Do I have what it takes to gain an audience? I decided I needed to pray about it before making a decision.