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This is where I begin my journey with you, Christian wives everywhere. As I seek the Lord for grace to share testimonies and words of encouragement about marriage, it is my hope that you will: be strengthened to live with your husbands in peace, be encouraged to live according to biblical principals
be grateful for the gift of marriage and...be open to sharing comments here with other wives

I never considered myself a writer, but I am following God as I write to and for you. I hope and pray your marriage will be blessed!

In His Service,


Just Say Thank You!

I woke up this morning sleepy as usual.  I gathered my things and went downstairs.  I am in the habit of sitting down with Jesus after I make coffee and gather my Bible, pen, journal, and devotional. Today, I couldn’t find my Bible. How do you sit down for devotion time and not have your Bible?

I was too sleepy to look for it and didn’t want to go back upstairs. I might wake up my son (then I would have no time at all). So...I sat there. I was still and the house was quiet. It was still dark outside and I could hear crickets chirping. I began to feel the presence of God. He showed up to sit with me!

I began to picture Jesus getting up on so many mornings. It was often still dark. The disciples were often still asleep. He just went away to be with the Father. He didn’t have a Bible either I began to chuckle. As I took a sip of coffee, I remembered:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2)

Even without my bible, I was with God.  The living Word of God was sitting with me on my couch.  Then I remembered so many verses in my bible.  I had indeed hidden the Word in my heart.  I had Jesus.  I had God with me!

All I could do was say THANK YOU!!!! I repeated it over and over again. As I thanked the Lord for being with me, many things came to mind. I just repeated Thank You:
• For loving me enough to be with me

• For coming to live inside of me

• For giving me another day to serve God

• For allowing me time to worship in my home

• For keeping my children asleep so I could be alone

• For holding back the time so I would not be late for school

• For giving me a family at all

• For giving me a heart for my husband

For… For… For ….

The list was endless so I just kept saying Thank You Lord. For being so good to me. Then I rememberd
His goodness will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6).  I was refreshed, blessed, and ready to face the day. 

I finally stood up and asked the Lord to take control of my heart, my time, my life, and my day. I asenced the steps and woke up my children.  As they dressed for school, I walked back into my room.  I began to give my husband soft kisses.  I kissed his cheeks, forehead, and chin.  I kissed him until he woke up.  When his eyes opened I looked up to the heavens and whispered THANK YOU all over again!

Some days we just gotta give thanks!


1 comment:

  1. Karen Curry10/16/2009

    Thank you, Lisa, for letting God use you to be a blessing to so many! I love your blog. Are you still holding group meetings?