After my last blog post, my cousin Cynthia emailed me a passage from the book, The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. It fit in exactly with where I’m at in life right now and what I hope to be and do. Ironically, this book was given to me by a friend (Thanks, Laurie!) about a year or so ago and is sitting on my shelf unread still… I think it’s about time to dust it off and get reading! All in God’s timing, right?
Here it is:
“Whatever God has called your husband to be or do, He has also called you to support it and be a part of it, if in no other way than to pray, encourage, and help in whatever way possible. For some women that means creating a good home, raising the children, being there for him, and offering prayer support. Other women may take an active role by becoming a partner or helper. In either case, God does not ask you to deny your own personhood in the process. God has called you to something, too. But it will fit in with whatever your husband’s calling is, it will not be in conflict with it. God is not the author of confusion, strife, or unworkable situations. He is a God of perfect timing. There is a time for everything, the Bible says. The timing to do what God has called each of you to do will work out perfectly, if it’s submitted to God.
If your husband is already moving in the purpose for which God has called him, you can count on the enemy of his soul coming to cast doubt – especially if he hasn’t yet seen anything close to the finished picture or realized the success he had envisioned. Your prayers can help cast away discouragement and keep if from taking hold. It can help your husband to hear and cling to God’s revelation. It can cause him to live his life on purpose.”
I love this whole paragraph, but what really struck me were the last few sentences. Adam is so jaded after failed projects that I think he’s a little hesitant. He’s been trusting in me and God to start this new journey. I know he’s excited about it, but I think he’s waiting for some more things to get going before he’ll feel like it’s real and what he’s supposed to do. In the meantime, I’ll keep working, planning, praying and believing!
Have a great rest of the week, everyone!
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