September 24, 2007

My Husband and I

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This man that you see here with me is my soul mate. He other half, the half that completes me.....let me say that again....he completes me. Jerry McGuire could not have chosen more perfect words! :) I never dreamed that I would have someone that I would love so much and that they would return that love. Honestly, I never ever thought that I would find someone who could, who would love me as much as I loved them. Someone that I could trust in ANY situation, someone that would stand by me through the thick and the thin. I thought that a love like this only existed in fairy tales and romance novels.

I look back in the beginning of our relationship at some of the struggles we went through. Some of them coming from lack of maturity and an unwillingness to change. Both ramming our heads together determined that each of us would win that battle. I have to laugh because at that time we were not serving our Lord. My how our Father changes things! All things! In the last few years the relationship between my husband and myself has changed so dramatically. I know the change came because of the changes that the Lord has done in both of us.

When I read in His scriptures:

Genesis 2:20-24 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mark 10:7-9 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

A helpmeet, bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, what POWERFUL words. So much more powerful to me now that I have experienced it. They two shall become one flesh. I use to read that and wonder how Lord? How will we ever be to a place that we will be one flesh? Its Jesus Christ and His love that bonds us together and creates one flesh between my husband Tony and myself. Without His love people are missing out because human love is so different than Christ love.

I also remember questioning God's love because all I knew was the love I had experienced. It is so hard to have an understanding of something that you do not understand and that you have never experienced. I could not understand God's love for me because I was not truly experiencing His love for me. In this journey of life I believe that is why the Lord lifts His hands back from us and allows to go through so many different things that make us cry out WHY Lord? Because we must experience them in order for us to KNOW so that our precious Father can use us to help His other sheep.

As I began to mature and grow in the Lord and experience deeper and deeper levels of His love, God's love, the love that I had for my husband grew into levels of depth that I could have never imagined. As my husband grew he experienced the same journey until one day I had a revelation of what our love really was. It wasn't of ourselves but of our Father. So much understanding flooded through me. Our wedding vows took on a whole new meaning. The power of those words that we vowed that day and later when we renewed them had grown. Oh, I meant them when I spoke them, I meant them every bit as much as I could at that point in my life, but my how much more they mean to me today. And to know that as great as this love is that I share with my husband, that I share with my Abba Daddy, it still does not compare to His love for me!

If you do not know this love that I speak of. Seek our Father out, He is persuing you, Be Still and Know that He is Lord (Psalms 46:10), King of Kings, the creator of all things. He created you for a very special purpose, don't miss it. Feel free to e-mail me if you would like to talk.

I pray God's greatest blessings on those who are reading this and I pray that your love grow stronger and stronger! It is my wish that everyone experience the greatness of our Lord! Jesus Christ, The One and Only!


Irritable Mother said...

Oh, Jenileigh, I have missed you!!!
How wonderful to "hear" your voice again and to peek into your heart. And thes pics of you and your husband...Wonderful!!!
Our Father's love IS amazing. Too marvelous for words...*BIG sigh*

Penless Thoughts said...

Good to see you back, Jenileigh. Great pictures.

annie said...

I've missed you too Jenileigh! Glad to hear from you!
What a wonderful love and blessing you have found in your husband.