365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, today I woke up feeling blessed and overjoyed from spending time with my family and enjoying them these last four days. I was NOT ready for them to leave this morning, but I know their time in Georgia for now was up. However, as I laid in my bed, l began to reflect on life and what is truly important to me. Career and living out my life’s dreams are ok, but there is nothing greater for me than experiencing true love. True love to me is not the “fleshly stuff” but supporting one another through anything, having each’s others back when one is lacking and picking up the slack to the point where the other person’s shortcomings are never noticed, building a “brand” together that takes the world by force, and creating an extension of the family that reflects our love for one another. I am “Ready to Love”. I prayed and asked God to place me in position to be found as a wife and to release my husband to find me because “the man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22 NLT). I am a well-balanced treasure packaged with “wifey materials” and my husband is one blessed guy and for this I say, to God be the Glory!
WR2W, we must know to give God glory for all things even for the process of being made into the wife He is calling us to be and for the husband we are “Ready to Love”. My prayer is that in our time of waiting, we focus on God and being obedient through the process. We are to take our focus off of wanting to be married and when the husband is coming and center our focus on being prepared to be a godly wife and fulfilling our assignment. As I was writing the previous sentence, the Holy Spirit directed me to Titus 2:12 and when I turned there, I was reminded “and we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God (NLT). The Holy Spirit then sent me to verses 4-5, wow, they were already highlighted, and read as thus “these older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God (NLT)”. I am so in love with God and His word that I am “Ready to Love” as the scripture instructs. When we become consumed with God and the things of God, all our desires and earthly wants and needs are no longer important. Godly living and destiny surpass fleshly living and desires because we have taken delight in the Lord and accepted God’s will for our life instead of our own will as our hearts’ desires (Psalm 37: 4).
WR2W, I encourage each of us to live a godly life and “don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what [we] need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then [we] will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard [our] hearts and minds as [we] live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT) and we will become content in whatsoever state we are (11), and then and only then, can we be “Ready to Love”. I have learned to be content and to fully trust God with every entity of my life because I am fully persuaded that He has my best interest and will only give me the best. This is why waiting to be a godly wife who is loved by my husband as Christ love His bride (The Church) and why I am “Ready to Love” for the first time as God has instructed have become easier and my portions. It is my prayer that we pray for each other, and individually, we keep our heart and mind focused on God throughout our process. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Ready to Love