Remember I told you that I would be writing you letters each Monday in April on my blog? Well, today’s letter is on serving together. He’s in it, right?!!?
We’ve been talking about this so much lately as we try to figure out how He wants to use us and what He wants our family, as a unit, to stand for, and here He is in this moment encouraging me to think about this and get the conversation going again. I just love the Lord. I really appreciate Him pursuing us and making it a little bit easier for us to know His will for our lives. While we are praying and waiting to hear from Him on this, I thought that I would spend a few minutes in my letter to you talking about the ways we serve together right now.
It seems like we’ve done a great deal of serving together though it might tend to fly under the radar. Our marriage is ministry and it feeds directly into the hearts of our baby girls. The care that we show to one another and the energy that we put into our marriage facilitates our ability to be the kind of shepherding-parents the Lord would have us to be. I love you so, so much Emmanuel. I am so grateful that the Lord saw fit to bless me with you. You truly are a gift, a promise manifested of being able to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Being married to me is not always easy because I do not always handle being a wife gracefully, but thank you so much for always fighting for me and for our marriage. You are my warrior prince and our union rests in good hands with you. (hey, you give the Allstate man a run for his money!–you know, you’re in good hands with Allstate :0))
Our children are our ministry. We work so hard with those two! Whew!! You and I both know that they are sweet, gifted and heaven sent but I appreciate having you by my side reminding me of it everyday. Thank you for going to work everyday even though your heart beats for full time ministry in a different capacity. Thank you for that sacrifice for our family ministry. Thank you for coming home ready to be with us and enjoy us even though I know that you are tired from a long day of work. Thank you for working so hard, huni. As the leader of this ministry, you do a great job! The girls and I are grateful, happy and we feel so blessed, cared for and protected by God through you. Each day we have the opportunity to approach the world carefree and I get to take the time to pour into them and pull them into our vision so that they can grow into the women that God would have them to be. And it starts with your diligence and determination to make our family be a vision of our resurrected savior. We are a force, the four of us. Attitude, reflects leadership, captain. ;0) (~Julius Campbell, Remember the Titans)
Lisa Bevere said (something like) “A woman who knows her purpose is not easily distracted.” And I’d have to say that that must be true for a marriage as well. I’ve told you before that you are radical in the way you think. I’m not sure what’s our next move. We have the bible study on Thursday nights, we have ministry with our extended family, our friends, our jobs, and our desires for other ministry opportunities. We serve together in so many capacities. It’s tough but it’s sweet. There’s no telling where your radical mind and the Lord’s will will take us from here, but if we stay focused on Him and diligent to pursue our purpose . . .ain’t no mountain high enough. I love you E.T.
See more marriage letters here: http://therunamuck.com/2012/04/02/marriage-letters-on-serving-together/
Here is the note from Amber, the author of the blog that really encouraged me to join her and the others in this endeavor: Please do join Seth, Joy, Scott, and me as we hold our marriages up to the light. Call your marriage what it really is. Every Monday in April we’re writing letters because we believe that when we bless our own marriage, we bless the marriages of others.