|Words of wisdom from my lady friends are being put into practice!|
We are learning to 'lean into' the trials, and look for the nuggets of Grace that are waiting as we talk through challenges, celebrate daily victories, and keep going on this journey we have started...both in marriage, and in a new location, new community of friends, family and fellowship, and new job(s).
I am learning to hold my tongue more, and give more of myself than I thought I had to give...rather, coming to the end of myself, and having to rely more fully on the resources of Christ to keep giving, loving, and serving with a joyful heart. And at the end of the day, it all really is joyful...to fall asleep next to my favorite person, who I love, respect, am so proud of....and anticipate many happy, challenging, growing days...of giving up our 'rights', to become one, and becoming more like Christ and less like our fleshly 'selves'....Quite the contrary to what the world has to offer, I'd say.
A love only to be found by the grace of God, to the glory of God, for the sake of the Gospel.
To be continued....from this day into forever....