Sunday, September 12, 2010
This past year God did an amazing thing in my marriage. He healed it! Miraculously HEALED it! Two months from today, our 4th child is due. The birth of Jude symbolizes the new birth of our intimacy, our love, our friendship and our family. Our marriage has been transformed and I can't keep from constantly talking about it. Resolving conflict has always been a difficult thing for us. We've always been committed to one another and haven't had anything that would ever make us question each other in that regard, but conflict has been an area difficult to overcome.
When the Lord geographically moved us to NEW SOIL back at the end of March, EVERYTHING in our life changed. It truly was the Lord moving us out of Egypt into a land flowing with milk and honey. I was always one of those women who cried out for my husband to be my best friend and you know what? Now he is. It's all because of the healing power of Jesus Christ.
Jeremy and I watched the video of this song and the video where Matt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, shares why he wrote this song. His wife also shares what God did in their marriage. Their story is so much like ours, even the length of time they have been married. I cried tears of joy because I no longer feel alone. I felt alone as a child, as a teenager and as an adult but I no longer feel the aloneness. My life is full. I asked Jeremy what he thought changed for us. "We resolve conflict peacefully and fast", he said. "Yes, but what happened to get us to a place where we were able to do that?", I asked. Well, we both agreed it was a total "MOVE" of the Lord and it was us deciding to turn from the past and no longer attach ourselves to the wrong things and/or people. We solely focused on our family, just the five of us and our marriage. When we did that, it opened the door for us to totally and completely rely on each other but even more important, rely on Jesus Christ. When there are no outside distractions, you really learn to depend on each other.
Not too long ago I shared with two of my best friends, Kelly Ann and Tiffany, that before you can truly appreciate the promise land, you first have to know what's it's like to "live" in Egypt. When you finally quit circling that same mountain over and over again, EVERYTHING changes.
Listen to this and read the words while you listen.
THEN make sure you listen to this interview with Matt and his wife! Gran Kleenex!
I love you Jeremy!