The fool says in his heart, "There is no God". They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. ~Psalm 14:1
Anyway, Independence Day is almost here- already! I remember the days when it seemed to take forever for July 4th celebrations to come, and now here it is. Then it's JD's b-day party, Family Camp and BANG! Summer's over and the school year begins again... AAUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!! Yet I will not worry about tomorrow for today has enough trouble of its own... Thank You Lord for your comforting Word! I just love how God's living Word washes over me and quenches this dry and parched land within- Jehova is SO Amazing!
Do you ever wish you could just go out and buy something you want just because you want it? I mean without having to put in all the effort of searching out the best deal, looking in second hand shops/yard sales, planning & saving forever to buy it, praying for the Lord to bless you with it and then waiting for that blessing? To just take the easy road and go buy something brand new (in the words of my children, "and nobody's even worn it before!" something they were very excited about). Like, for instance I really want two dressers for the boys' room (it would make a little better use of space in there for them and be more user-friendly than what they currently have), and a slightly larger dresser for ours (it's the dresser my mother used when I was a 5-6 year-old kid that she bought for $25 at a yard sale- space is currently an issue and has been for 11 years)... Do we need these? No, of course not, but it sure would be nice! Okay, what else would make my life
Now, that I've effectively complained about everything... I've recently (within the last couple of months) been praying that the Lord would take me to a deeper level of submission to my husband and show me the deeper meaning. So, being ever Faithful, God has provided opportunity. :)
"Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened." ~Matthew 7:7-8
So, I don't remember the exact conversations/situations at this point, but twice- yes, count them TWICE - Jon and I have been talking over situations and I do off and do my 'Wendy' thing where I come up with all kinds of ideas and plans for implementing them (this would be a great place for you to feel very sorry for my husband), when my dear husband pipes up ever-so-gently (he's always sensitive to the way he says things to me so as to not hurt my feelings) "... you're trying to be the boss... and you just need to stop..." Well, that shut me up right then and there for sure... most of the time (in my flesh) I would feel rather offended at such a rebuke, but to my added surprise, I actually had a deep sense of joy and excitement at his stepped-up leadership! :) I should probably tell him this- I'm sure he'll think I'm totally a weird-o... :)
Wives submit to your own husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is Himself it's Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. ~Ephesians 5:22-24