Running this race gets a little more complicated as I add in the factors of marriage and pregnancy. I’ve found I’ve had to fight the urge to be completely spoiled and self-centered under the banner of pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to not run holy. Also, I’ve found that God is really using marriage to school me on how to love well. I’ve had to really repent on how I’ve started off in this marriage loving my husband. Love ….loves you where you are at.
Colosians 3 says:
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
He really hit me upside the head with that one this week. In my marriage, I am to clothe myself with love, over-looking even making allowance for faults. Treating my husband with humility not ever having a sense of entitlement. And I am supposed to ALWAYS remain thankful letting the peace of Christ rule my emotions. Christ knew that the work God his Father started he would finish. He knew the love of God never fails us. So we can be at peace and thankful at all times knowing this.
God will perfect what is lacking. He’s definitely been faithful to show me where I was falling short in loving Paul, my husband. So, I know any area that my husband is lacking, God will be faithful to give him wisdom and revelation. And I will do my part to walk out the verses above by His grace.