Thursday, August 18, 2016

We DIDN"T KNOW........

 
 
I can't imagine my life without my best friend! Today is a reminder of when we began our journey together 25 years ago. We were so young and really didn't know what would lie ahead of us.
We didn't know that our relationship would become one when we decided to make a promise to do life forever together~
We didn't know we would go on to have three beautiful children~
We didn't know we would loose two children we have never met~
We didn't know the heart aches, pains, struggles and trials we would endure and overcome~
We didn't know that at times life would be hard it would make US feel as if the earth beneath our feet would feel as if it were crumbling and that it would take every ounce of strength in it to overcome it~
We didn't know we would get the opportunity to experience the love of Christ, His forgiveness, and experience His restoration as he healed a marriage that had been unraveling for that first 13 years of a marriage~
We didn't know of the laughter, the fun, the memories that sharing life together would bring~
We didn't know the seasons of life would build character and wisdom in us as we tarried through each of them~
We didn't know the in each of those seasons would bring life and death~
We didn't know that marriage was selfless, sacrificial and worth fighting for~
We didn't know that it would be in God's perfect design he would call us to leave our family and friends and everything we knew and call us into a life of ministry~
We didn't know that we would be obedient & willing to follow Him faithfully~
We didn't know that in life no matter what the circumstances were we would BE BLESSED~
 
But NOW WE DO KNOW!!!  We have weathered the storm and let me tell you we are weathering another storm currently in our life. Each season of life brings with it the sun, the rain, the wind, the lightening, the thunder and even at times the tornado.
  But these things are needed to remain alive!! 
 
Sun gives heat, gives light, gives life, and gives energy
Rain is fresh water that we depend on for survival 
Wind makes energy, moves seeds that help environment grow, its inexhaustible
Lightening helps fertilize the soil
Thunder converts atmospheric nitrogen into nitrates
and supplies nitrogen to the plants
 
In comparison each of these things remind me of things we go through in life. We need a balance of each or we can get into trouble. To much sun can bring a drought.  Too much rain can cause floods. Too much wind can cause damage. Lightening and thunder are dangerous.
 
When we go though trials or challenges so long we start to feel exhausted, we loose focus, the winds in our life are damaging and the thunder and lightening is dangerous. We have all had things happen to where we feel as if our own wind has been knocked out of us by the storms that rage around us. Each storm ranges from length and intensity. But no matter how long you weather a storm at the end comes a promise.
The promise of the RAINBOW. 
The rainbow came after God flooded the earth.  He gave it as a symbol and to serve as a reminder that he would never flood the earth again.  
I think of that in every storm we have gone through. No matter what
WE will not drown in the circumstances we are going through because however long the storm is IT WILL END!! 
 
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God has been faithful. 
 
Isaiah 55:11 "It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it"
I always listen to music when I can not articulate my feelings, emotions or words. They seem to always have the words...
 
Seasons Change  United Pursuit (ft. Michael Ketterer)
 
Though the music changes
And the songs we sing
We still lift our praises to our loving God and king
Though the music changes
And the songs we sing
We still lift our praises to our loving God and king

Though the seasons change
Your love remains

Lord you’ve been faithful to plant the seeds
And you will be faithful to always send your rain
Lord you’ve been faithful to plant the seeds
And you will be faithful to always send your rain

Though the seasons change
Your love remains

When we were far apart
You came running with open arms



TODAY AS I CELEBRATE SHARING LIFES UP & DOWNS, THROUGH THE STORMS, SEASONS, TRIALS, JOYS & BLESSINGS I AM SO OVERWHELMED WITH HAPPINESS TO SAY I HONESTLY  AM GLAD I HAVE SHARED ALL OF THIS WITH MY BEST FRIEND!!


 
I LOVE YOU MIKE~
 
 
 
 
 

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