Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3 Weeks, Blessings

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24 (NLT)

Today I want to thank God for the support, encouragement and guidance He has given me in this season. God not only gives me Himself and His word but He gives me what I need through countless others.
My son is 3 weeks today and I continue to enjoy the unfailing support of my dear husband. Blogger can’t hold the amount of words that goes to describe all that Zeke has done for me since we conceived and before. Lately he has been more than an encourager, he has been my covering, my protection, my pastor, my best friend and all the wonderful things that go with having a Christian husband. He is still romancing me through dirty diaper changes and burping time. I got the most beautiful flowers the other day, they just brightened my day! He brings me strawberries (healthy, delicious treat during the summer. My man knows me very well!), he gives me him with no limits. I absolutely amo voce Zeke. I do it forever.
God sent us His family to be there for us as He promised in His word. Another great chapter could be written about this. God’s promises are true:
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29 (NIV) 
I have left everything I know to follow God and I have been blessed with my ‘a hundred time as much.’ It’s amazing to see all the support we get and that we are not alone. People with a great heart for God and love for us have been cooking meals, coming by to see us and the baby, offered encouraging words, cleaning my entire house, buying us groceries and anything else we needed… some have downright adopted us. They are all sent by God to bless us and every time something good happens, I know it comes from above and it’s a fulfillment of Matthew 19:29.
There are a few people who can look at me and see more than the surface. It comes from relationship, affinity or what have you but it also comes from a spiritual connection. God sent a friend to minister to me in conjunction to what my great husband has already been doing. I was so blessed and still am. Thank God for friends who can come not to make the surface of me look good but who can minister to the inner person made in the image of God. 
I thank God for all that happened this past 3 weeks. I’ve learned more about life in 3 weeks than in 7 years in college/grad school. Welcome to the school of the abundant life God has given us. He cares for me, that’s why He is doing a transforming work. I stand in awe, thankfulness and expectation of awesome things to come. 
As always, keep me in your prayers because they do work. 

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