It's been 'a little while' since I last blogged but things have been busy!!
Quick update: EZ and I are going to start teaching Sunday School at our new church home, EZ starts school in about two weeks, my Chondritis is finally starting to ease up on me, i got to visit with Jade before she went back to Japan, Sarai (EZ's sister) is two weeks away from having her baby, and Buster's birthday is in two weeks!! Whew.....
I know I have posted a few times about the Proverbs 31 woman and her characteristics if you will. I've been reading all kids of books, the bible, praying, seeking wisdom from others, and gaining feedback from my husband. I think God decided to throw the answer I was looking for at me this weekend. :) The more I read about this woman and all she did, I honesty started to think she did not exist. I was at my wits end trying to figure out how to accomplish all those things, and that is when (I think) God decided that He would help me out. :)
I've kept running into 'pray for your husband and work on yourself'. I don't think that's all it's cracked up to be honestly. I still pray for my husband everyday, but my focus is no longer on fixing myself. What I have learned is that God will mold/fix me in His own timing; which I've know for a long time but obviously did not focus on. He will continue to mold me until I see Him in heaven and that is super exciting!!! My focus now is to love my husband the way the LORD does and to see him in the same light.
I know that there will be days when I won't accomplish everything that needs to be done, but if I am doing what I can without ignoring my husband and without complaining then the LORD is pleased. I know that there will be days when I don't get my 'me' time, but if I give my husband time and the LORD time - I'm sure that 'me' time will come about. :)
The Proverbs 31 woman had many many tasks that she accomplished everyday and her husband was blessed by her works. Her husband trusts her completely and loves her dearly. She never nags, complains, bad mouths her husband to her friends, and most importantly she puts his needs before her own. In other words... She is her husbands back bone. Think about the reality of that for a minute. Without your back you can hardly do anything! We all trust that our backs are fine and we count on them because we need them to get through the day/life.
I never realized just how important that back bone is to a husband, and how if done to glorify God how amazing marriage becomes. God definitely gave women a challenge with the role of being the back bone. No one sees the back bone, it's constantly working, it's expected to work regardless of soarness or tiredness, and it's owner has complete trust in it. Wow....God must really think wives are worthy to handle such a role. ;)
I know that by continuing to press into the LORD and spend time in His word daily...I will continue to grow into the woman/wife and someday mother he created me to be. What a revelation.... Thank you LORD for your goodness and grace.