My grandma has always had a special touch in making a backyard look special and relaxing.
This Thanksgiving morning, I sit in the backyard reflecting, resting, and enjoying the birds, fresh air, and just being alert to what God has to say today.
He reminds me that his love is relentless and so should mine.
I am a STANDER.
Many of you may not know what this is, but it means you are waiting for your marriage to be restored. You are standing in the gap for your spouse in prayer and petition. You do not date. You wait even in they are in a relationship. You wait even if they remarry. You wait for God’s perfect timing for your marriage to be restored. Even if it takes twenty years.
It’s not always easy and it’s flat out crazy, but it’s not as uncommon as you would think. In fact, there are many amazing testimonies and they all have common patterns that include what led to the divorce as well as what happens when restoration begins.
Like Jonah, a stander cannot run from their calling. God makes it clear over and over. He always answers to stay the course when logic and flesh want to take over.
It seems so impossible. There is nothing in the natural that I can see to even have hope for. But, my God is a God of faith, hope, and love.
I am thankful.
1. Thankful for a trial that is truly testing my faith.
2. Thankful for a trial that can only end by God’s strength and power.
3. Thankful for the awareness that I need to grow in prayer and faith.
4. Most of all though, I’m thankful that God has given me the ability to truly love RELENTLESSLY just like he loves us.
It’s the only way to love if you are a stander, because it can be very easy to quit when you are not seeing God’s promises formulating quickly.
It’s a strange word that almost sounds violent. Which then reminds me of the cross. Reminds me that Jesus Christ laid down his life for us in the most uncomfortable and painful way.
A group of undeserving sinners
Definitely not logical
Who am I to limit my love, my life, my time, my heart?
You see, what seemed illogical becomes the most logical thing to do when the perspective is through the lens of unconditional love.
Loving like Jesus.
I wear Biblical glasses with lenses set on a prescription of scripture giving me insight to the love of Jesus Christ.
I loved you at your darkest.
To God be the Glory