It’s been a week since I became a missus.
This is my seventh day of writing about my journey as a married woman.
You may be wondering:
Why is she doing this?
Why am I writing about my daily adventures since Day 1 of saying “I Will”? (I did say ‘I Will’ but the more common response is ‘I Do’)
365 Posts as Last Resort
For a very long time, I was in a very unhealthy relationship.
I used writing to keep me going.
For one year, I chose to thank God for something – anything – about my day.
Every day for one year.
I never saw my relationship for what it was — an abusive one where I was kept as a “trophy” — until after I looked from the “outside.”
Those 365 days of posting turned out to be the last year of my decade-long relationship that was doomed to end even before it started.
365 Posts as First Step Closer to God
Now that the Lord has blessed me with His best a.k.a. God’s Best, I want to be intentional As I start my married life and begin it with thanksgiving to the Lord.
The Lord said on Psalm 50:23,
Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
Not only do I want to give thanks to Whom it is due, but I also want to glorify God in these stories.
Stick with me here…
As I share His goodness as He guides us through stormy and sunny days.
As I share His majesty through the wisdom He gives and the unfailing love He pours.
As I share His faithfulness by proclaiming how He ALWAYS comes through.
Another Weapon for Battle
Like any other aspect of life, marriage is more than what meets the eye.
Ephesians 6:12 says:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (emphasis mine)
The spiritual battle is real.
This battle cannot be won through good intentions and hard work alone.
As the priest and spiritual leader of our family, I need to pray for my husband.
For protection. For wisdom. For strength. For guidance. For grace.
I thank God for the book The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian as I pray for my husband every day.
The book is divided into 30 chapters. Each chapter talks about a different prayer point that a wife can pray for her husband. Every chapter ends with a prayer.
It all boils down to this…
I am my husband’s helpmate.
I am my children’s prayer warrior.
I am my Father’s beloved daughter.
If there’s one thing I’d leave as a legacy to my children and the future generation, it is to continually give thanks to the Lord for He is good. For them to trust His heart for His love endures forever (Psalm 100:5).
Thank You, Jesus, for Your goodness!
Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity to wake up each morning and experience Your glory each day. Thank You for the chance to share and proclaim Your awesome deeds, Your sovereignty, especially Your love. Thank You for the privilege of being called Your child. I love You, Abba!