Thank you so much Appeal for Purity Facebook page followers for Liking and Sharing our picture that I shared with you yesterday. And thank you for your kind remarks as well.
I see that you liked our picture. Guess what? I like it too.
But I like the picture I am sharing with you today even more because the cameraman took this shot while we were trying to pose in the way he was directing us for yesterday’s pic. Then he took this shot without we knowing about it. I love that! This shows the talent of the cameraman:
Credit to: Cameraman Beakal Wolde, 301-736-0356.
I am not sharing this picture for the sake of sharing my favorite picture with you. Well, it is the reason but NOT the main reason.
The main reason is this:
My friends, reading through some of your comments on yesterday’s post, I was filled with fear because it felt like the Author of our marriage who is worthy of receiving all praise, honor and glory, seemed forgotten and hidden in the middle of all nice comments and gestures.
So, I want to take a moment to rectify that if I may.
Yes, we thank that we have a healthy marriage, but not a perfect one. And if there is anything in our marriage that is worth mentioning to make our marriage what it is today, it is this:
God always helps us both, My Berhan and I, to seek His face every day.
You have no idea how much I feel safe and secure whenever I see my husband kneeling down before God and talking to Him privately. Yes, I feel safe and I believe all his loving and tender touches and his “I love you, Baby” messages with all my heart. They mean a lot to me.
In the same way, even if my husband is not writing this, let me speak on his behalf: It always feels good, peaceful and wonderful for him to live with a woman who seeks the face of God every day. He also feels thankful whenever he sees me spending time, by myself, with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
And we also seek God as a team every day.
You know what that does to us? The Spirit of God helps us both to strive to be the person God created us to be.
The Bible says:
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Oh, how much we need God’s mercy and grace in every second of our existence! Yes, we do!
So, prayer, falling at the feet and throne of Jesus Christ, individually and as a couple, are our daily habits and spiritual duties that we fear to neglect.
Neglecting prayer is like neglecting a garden. What would happen if we neglect our gardens? They will naturally be filled with weeds, thorns and thistles.
What am I saying?
My friends, I know, it is exciting to read a love story. It feels really good to know that in these dark days, there are actually married couples who are making it through thick and thin of life. And I know, most of you, especially those of you who are women, want to emulate good marriages.
If so, my friends, seek God in the ups and downs of your life and trust Him to do what is best for you.
Seek Him, NOT so He makes your spouse (or, your-spouse-to-be) the person God created them to be but, so He makes YOU the person He created you to be. Yes, your business is your own life and God only asks you about your life, your attitude and character and how much you listen and obey Him (God’s written word), not your spouse’s (or, your-spouse-to-be’s).
So, please, make “seeking the face of Christ” your daily habit!
And, hear this: There are tons and tons of promises of God in the Bible about seeking God. Let me mention some of them here before I close today’s post:
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
“Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
“The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10
No power can undo these promises of God. ///