Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Where do I start...hmmmm

So, where do I go with this post?
Do I tell you the quote that I loved the most from Sunday service?
Before the service they run all kinds of quotes from great people of the faith...I like it because it gets my mind running.
Here is the one that really caught my mind--

Get out on a limb-that is where all the fruit is.
--Unknown ....I assume this was or is a great person of faith. ;)
Pretty good don't ya think?

There were so many things that caught my attention Sunday. In Sunday school class we talked about how satan strives to destroy or hinder our relationship with others so that he can then cause a separation of relationship between us and God.
I know that scripture says that nothing can separate us from the love of God....but have you noticed that when you are on the outs in a relationship that you often have a hard time coming boldly before the throne as scripture tells you you can?
So since this is a class on marriage.....satans goal is to cause problems between us and our mate so that eventually it will cause problems between us and God.
The whole destroying of the triangle.
He is after those relationships. And, sometimes God lets him go after them. God allows our enemy to sift us like wheat because in the end-like Peter- God knows it will be for our strengthening and His glory.
I realized that right now God has allowed some sifting to take place in my life.
He has allowed an area of security to be touched and questioned. It is causing me to have to renew my mind to the truth very often. I am trying to keep my mouth shut and allow God to scrub out my heart before things come out of my mouth.
How am I to walk through this time? In prayer
leaning and learning to depend on the one who Jesus sent to be my guide, teacher and comforter.
Bottom line.....who do I trust and who am I willing to learn to trust?
Do I trust that God can take care of me even if others around me seem, to my emotional state to possibly be untrustworthy?
In advance I want you to know that I am not saying that my husband is not trustworthy......he has never given me a reason not to trust him. But in the past circumstances in life planted seeds and I allowed them to grow...and now those around me are in danger of getting hit
by rotten fruit.
I know, how sad. I hope that they are carrying their shields until God has taught this heart of mine how not to sin when all these emotions start flying.
Slowly God has been teaching me that through HIM.... I can trust safely in my husband even when things don't look the way they should- or things are not going the way my mind has figured them out. How cool would it be to feel toward my husband what the man in Proverbs 31 felt about his wife.

11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

For someone who has had trust issues.....this is a big time of testing for me. I do realize that some of you wouldn't understand how you could possibly love someone and not
blank check trust a person. And I guess if you told me to really think about it I would tell you that Yes, I trust my husband. I trust that he would put his life on the line to protect us.
So what is the deeper issue for me?
I believe God is going after a deeper trust in His position in my life.
This whole thing is pretty deep. ;)
....but this is where I am. At least I know I am not sunk because I have the promise below. :)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:6-8.

So you see...Sunday was a good day. I think I am going to enjoy this Sunday school class. The teacher seems like she enjoys getting into the meat of the word and how it applies to our everyday lives.
She called on our class to remember what scripture says about the God we serve. That scripture says that He will not stop until He completes the work He began in us.
And that work includes our marriage. Nobody has a perfect marriage...simply because we are not perfect yet. We go through times that are beautiful...kind of like mountain top experiences with God...and then it will be time for the valleys. Sometimes those times in the valley feel like they are going to break you....I guess I pray that they will. Yikes did I say that?
I do pray that He breaks my trust in what I have felt safe with and expands my trust in Him .............and the ones He has put in my life.
So there you have it........lessons that are being learned so that in the end this
servant will hear-Well done my good and faithful servant.
I do love my man......I desire for my heart to trust safely in him (all the time)....and
God desires that too.


luvmy4sons said...

I liked that quote too. I also loved the scripture from Romans. Great verse. I had a lot of relief when I realized one thing. I can't always trust my husband to make all the right decisions, but I can trust God. And He wants me to obey and respect my husband. When I obey God He will bless me with His protection even when my husband makes mistakes. So I pray a lot, and communicate my ideas and thoughts and perceptions to hubby leaving the decisions to him...and when he makes decisions I disagree with I go to God and then rest there trusting that though I cannot always trust hubby I can always trust God. Great post sister. Love what God is doing with you and how you share it with us!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Trusting God is at the root of so many issues in my life right now; even in marriage, trust has been a growing attribute, with plenty of goads and pricks along the way.

I am so thankful for the anchor of God and his Word and for friend who are walking this journey with me. There has been a "virtual" cloud floating in blogland this week. Am I the only one who feels it? I don't think so, but finding the words to accurately express the depth of the unseen has been a difficult reach for many of us. I'm continuing to find mine.

Thank you for your heart and your good work in the mountains! Time for some front porch music in my opinion. Let me know when the band is ready. I just might venture over for a listen.


MelanieJoy said...

Keep trusting....

Mary said...


Such trust. God must be very proud of you, his daughter. Thanks for a very inspiring post.


grey like snuffie said...

hmmmm, good post. As I read it I kept thinking about trust in people. I know God blessed me with the husband of His choosing and I AM VERY PLEASED with His choice. But he will never be perfect so I've learned as simple as it sounds that my trust must be in Him, that He will work through my husband. I must pray for him and let go. I may not see all I think would be good in him, but I am working on seeing him through God's eyes as the head of our home.

Andrea said...

Hey stranger. How's things? I know we have drifted over the last several months, but I do think of you from time to time and pop in for a visit. Thought I'd say a quick hello. I hope you are doing well.

Denise said...

Great post sis, very happy for you. I love you.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Thanks for this Sharon. I love your transparency- it is always encouraging to me in my walk with the Lord. I feel "sifted" lately too.

Anonymous said...

Because you and I see to have the relationship we do, you will know that I am not out to hurt you. I must say, as much as I have enjoyed your post and perhaps because I am basing this comment I am about to make more on my own experience than yours, I would have to disagree with you. I think the problems in our relationships with our husbands doesn't originate with problems between our husbands and ourselves. I believe it originates in our problems between us and our God. When there are problems in that relationship, they spill over to our other relationships. KWIM? We can discuss this further offline or via telephone if you like but I have a feeling we won't need to. Also, the Lord led me to three very unique books the other day. I am prayerfully considering sending them to you as a loan. I am reading one right now and it is going to take me awhile to get through it. The other two that I have read are just teeny tiny books. I think they are the filet mignon. Would you be interested in reading and giving me your comments on them? What say you?

Anonymous said...

PS: They have to do with prayer.

Anonymous said...

Well that comment was awkward. I meant to say the books are about prayer. Oh boy!

freetofly said...

What a thought provoking post. I see that you all have found a good church in your new home town, while I was away. So glad to know it...

re: the whole trust thing... the hope I cling to - soemtimes better than others! :)

Jesus is my safety net! Look Ma! No hands! :)

love you!