Numbness is a way to protect yourself from feeling pain. It enables the surgeon to plumb the depths of your body in order to do a deep work for lasting change.
We have been numb. Numb to the fact that our lives have forever changed. Yet God has been present reminding us He is in control. We can trust Him even when we’re tempted to be afraid, to be sad, to be consumed with the result of the changes.
Tonight we had a date night. The first in a few weeks. We were able to reconnect asking important, yet simple questions.
How are you doing?
We sat in the restaurant booth enjoying being together in an uninterrupted setting. It was good to talk about us. It was good to be re-envisioned as to why we do what we do. Tom reminded me of the importance of The Romantic Vineyard. It is what we believe God has called us to do, whether or not we FEEL inspired. We want to simply share with you what we sense God is saying to us.
This summer we will both turn a year older. Where did the years go? They passed one after another with each one revealing God’s perfect plan for us. He is doing the same for you. We encourage you to live this year in light of all the years to come. Soon, you will find yourself waking up to a life which looks completely different. Your children, who demand so much of your time now, will be gone – living the life God has called them to. And if your entire life NOW is devoted primarily to them – you will find yourself lost – looking for meaning.
Our marriages must be primary. However, they are NOT the main thing. Our relationship with Christ trumps all other priorities. He is the reason we do what we do. He is the reason our marriages can survive. He is the purpose of it all!
So, as we begin anew on The Romantic Vineyard, we want to communicate our commitment to HIM. He is the reason we have anything to share. What are you facing today? Is it hardship and difficulty? He is with you. He alone can help you know which is the right way for you to go. How do we know? Because He has faithfully led us these 32 years. Life is full of changes, but He never changes.
Rest in this fact – and enjoy today in light of this Truth.
We are back, and we are ready to pour our lives out in praise to HIM – One blog post at a time.
Are you feeling numb, or worse – wishing you were? Talk to your spouse and to God about it. He will help you and give you the answers you seek.
Glad you’re ready to be back. Thanks again for sharing with us.
Me too! It was a long two weeks.
Praying for you and for you heart ‘hurts’ whatever they might be. Find your strength in each other and in the Lord. God be with you.
I just want to tell you (as I have before and probably will again) how much I apprecaite the work the LORD does through you!! I am always inspired! I am married to a wonderful man who is my best friend and has been for our 20+ years of marriage. We have never had a fight, he (nor I) have ever raised our voices at each other, but things aren’t perfect either 🙂 We have a great marriage but your words are always reminders when I need them, or encouragement when I need it. Thank you for being obedient to GOD’s calling in your lives!! May you continue to be blessed!
Thank you, Annie. Your encouragement means so much to us. We are grateful to be of some help to others as we travel this road called “marriage.” Have a great weekend!