I wish I were a believer earlier in my life..... I would have liked it for myself..... being sought in the bosom of my Father, is the best thing for courtship and marriage.It has to be approved by my Heavenly Father first-before going to the altar.IT is romantic and blissful.
I am there with Lolita...wished I had been a believer younger. Wished I had been seeking the heart of God instead of the heart of a young 17 year old man who heart was far from God. Wonder how our years would have been different. How good God has been to return some of those years when I was lost in myself. The rest He will make up for in Heaven.This thought God gave me keeps me from living in regret, guilt...nothing is ever wasted with God even when we waste some of the breathe He gave us.
Just an added note...it will be 48 years this Oct for these two 17 year olds who threw caustion to the wind. Glad it's the wind of the Holy Spirit who moves in us now...every thing is beautiful in it's own time...blessings girls
Diane, That's such a great place to be. I am encouraged when I see some of the young people around me holding tight to that thought too. That's the source of a strong marriage, huh? Thank you for your encouraging words on my site. I am glad that you stopped by. Cabinart is funny, isn't she? :)Have a great week! Jennifer Douganwww.jenniferdougan.com
I know too, Betty, that God can cause any of our experiences to benefit us and for being testimonies of His love and goodness.Everything we have gone through, whether by the foolishness of our youth, they were intended for our complete turn about..... and to impact us the way we had, for His glory.But I still crave those youth camps, activities and so on... I did not experience.What I did though, I volunteered to be a counselor at youth camps or any such posts to be among them, yet it was different to be a camper yourself.Sigh... all for His glory and purpose. So glad my roads that wound around and around myself intersected with His at a point.
Lolita, I was going to say basically the same thing in the post. I actually typed it but then deleted it.And congratulations to you and Ace, Betty. 17? My! Joe and I met at 19 and married at 21. I ditto what you wrote as well. June 21 will be 38 years. If only...But, think - us older women of God have the opportunity to speak this into the younger women! I thank our God for that! Are there any out there that would listen?
wow...what an amazing perspective to instill in our daughters!!! and sons too. thank you!!I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
Diane-Talk about making you think!!! My this post, all the comments-took me back, way back to a young 13yr old girl-this was my age when I truly met the Lord and knew HE had been calling my name for a long time-all I had to do was take the "Leap of Faith" and step toward His hand! I was baptized in a river, located close to my Great-Grandpa's property!!!Now fast forward-all these years have flown by, and as I hear Betty getting ready for her 48th Wedding Anniversary, you and Joe reaching 38 years, it makes me feel that Matt and I are in "Good Company" as we recently had our 37th year in April..As we age-facing the ups and downs of life, I feel so blessed to have God right beside me, helping me to keep going, especially on the days when it feels as if I can't take another step-I know-its glorious to be in His Embrace!!Thank you Diane. This post came at a much-needed time for me!God bless you, and I send my love.Martha
Welcome Mom to 8! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Where did you find me?
Jennifer, to see young people aspiring for this kind of respect and awe of God, must be awesome!
Lolita, when my children started getting involved in summer mission trips, Teen Mania Ministries, was such a huge part of our lives. We would take carloads of teens to the Acquire the Fires. I guess in a way it was a way for me to reconnect with my own youth and to enjoy Christianity from a youthful perspective, as I didn't get born again until I was 30.
Amen, Martha! We are blessed aren't we? Thank You, Jesus!
Wow. That's huge... I'm going to share this with my three daughters. If women would live this life the world be a greatly different place.Excellent post.
Glad you liked it, Floyd. I certainly can't take credit for it. All I did was republish it. But, it touched me deeply.
I love this quote - I would love to be so lost in God that my life is not about me... but about Him.Enjoyed the post before this one... on extravagant love.My one word for 2012 is "fulfillment." It is always so amazing to look back and see how the Father is unfolding the word we have held on to to carry us through this year... Blessings...Lidia
I know what you mean, Lidia. I have a painting on my wall - a Timothy Botts original - it is a quote by Ashley Judd: My vocation is to make my life an act of worship.Fullfillment....wow. That's a good One Word!We are all a work in progress! One day, we will stand before our Beloved, and then, and then alone, will we be perfect, just as He is.
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