I pray we never stop being amazed at how God confirms His Work when we are obedient to seek His Word (even when we don’t feel like it). My most recent post on marriage, “You’ll Never View Marriage the Same Way Again”, was confirmed in my study time with Dennis and Barbara Rainey’s “Moments with You” marriage blog after posting in my blog. And, directly after their post, the K-Love verse for the day on my email was the one I used to confirm God doing a work in me, and us as a couple.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
A MIRACLE JUST TOOK PLACE WHILE I WAS TYPING THIS! I went to retrieve a picture for the verse Isaiah 43:19 and this is what I pulled up:
Of all the verses and all the names that exist–God saw fit to use someone’s gifts to bless me at this moment, this day. This could seriously be another post! My husband woke me up this morning praying and reading God’s Word and answering prayers. Before I knew it, I could feel the prayers of my earthly father. I went to him and asked for prayer and a blessing. He shared that he had been praying for me in private time that morning. I honestly could feel the presence of the Lord in my life and home. God thank you. Thank you Jesus for being real, living, and active. The depths of God speaking to my soul is overwhelming. I felt Him share–“Anna, are you believing me? Trusting me? I call you by name my daughter–I love you! When you think there is no way–I will show you a way over, and over, and over again. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” The great adventure with Him in the daily seeking of Him in the ordinary and the simplicity. God of the universe! God of us! God with us!
He will do the same for you! Believe and seek Him.
You have to read it to believe it! Enjoy a reblog below from the Rainey’s.
God is good….
January 2I Need YouThe eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.”
1 Corinthians 12:21I still remember the first time I told my mom and dad, “I love you.” Being a typically ungrateful, unexpressive teenager, I found looking my parents in the eye and saying those three little words excruciating.I also remember the first time I told Barbara I loved her. My heart was jumping wildly. Adrenaline was the only thing flowing faster than the beads of sweat on my forehead. I wasn’t sure either one of us would survive the experience!Those are hard words to say to someone for the first time, aren’t they? Telling another person “I love you” represents risk and vulnerability. Yet there are three other words that are often even harder to express: “I need you.”
“I need you.”
Oh, at one time they flowed fairly easily from your lips. Think back to those early days of romance and intrigue. She made you laugh. He made you feel secure and stable. She brought warmth into a room. His sensitivity made you feel valued and important.
Yes, saying “I need you” came effortlessly at first. But sometime after your wedding day, the thief of familiarity can steal that sense of need. You go your own way. You think you know best. You figure you can do fine by yourself.
Isn’t it interesting that in Genesis 2:18-25, Adam had to be told he had a need? God said, “It is not good for man to be alone” (verse 18). And even after that authoritative statement, Adam still had to name a few million creatures before he realized that none of them were what he needed. His need was for someone. He needed her.
Don’t wait to be told what you already know to be true. You need her. You need him. Say it frequently and specifically.
What keeps you from easily and openly admitting how much you need your spouse? Turn to your spouse and say, “I need you.” Then share why and how you need him or her.
Ask God to give you a true perspective on your own limitations–your own dependence on Him and on each other.