Friday, May 15, 2009
Blowing Off Steam
Yesterday afternoon while we were away after getting my third (I think it was) MRI (CT Scan) my wife and I had some time to share a lot of stuff that was building up inside in both of our lives.
It would be more than enough if I was not married and just walked out this relationship I have with Christ, but God has seen fit to bless my life with an incomparable treasure in the person of my wife. What a delight to know that marriage is for healing and not for hurting, saying that to say I love the friendship we have developed and how it continues to deepen as the years go by.
Friday afternoon was a day at least for me one that was terribly blurred, out of focus and by being free enough with one another we were each able to just blow off some much needed steam.
When awakening this morning I was very cognizant of the Lord impressing a knowing that I was to encourage my wife, but not fully realizing the extent of it until later after having breakfast with my boss how much distress she was being engulfed in.
I’m convinced that what I was able to share with my wife in encouraging her was the spill over from sharing with my boss at breakfast. Biblically my name is rooted in this verse 2Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
The power of His love for me is in a continuous deepened knowing of ‘whose’ I am, the fruit this bears in my life is a growing stability and soundness of mind that is able to motivate me to move forward in the thick of a world that increasingly is becoming so totally unstable.
It was only because of His love producing the soundness of mind in me, that I was able to see my wife move from being overwhelmed with fear and stepping out with a newly discovered confidence as I spoke words of spirit and life to here.
As the day progressed I was seeing before my eyes what the power off His love is so capable of doing!
As I continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of His great love for me, I see what Oz Chambers pointed out here today to be much more the norm for what it means to be His.