“Honey, God spoke to me so clearly this morning and I gotta tell you about it.” When Jeff spoke these words in our marriage my heart always stopped. It meant that change was coming. Jeff spent a great deal of time at the feet of Jesus so when he spoke these words I knew something was about to change. Sometimes I was excited and sometimes I braced myself. Here is the deal though, no matter what the circumstance was I always came to the same conclusion “Jeff wherever you go I go!”
Now, don’t put me too high on a pedestal just yet. Haha A lot of times I fought him on what God was telling him to do and it took me a minute or a day, or a week, and sometimes a month to get on board with whatever it was. In the end Jeff knew that I was going along side of him no matter what. Even when I didn’t see things like he saw it. I still went with him. He was my husband and I knew that he would lead me and keep me safe. I knew that he loved and adored me and wanted only good for my life. I sit often and think about how abundantly blessed I was to have him love me.
So, this weekend I was sitting in a crowded airport watching the people and all of the sudden I heard God ask me “ Sherry are you willing to follow me anywhere like you did Jeff? ” “Even when you don’t understand where you are going?” “Even in the midst of grief and suffering?”
My answer to God’s question was “YES LORD!”
I am still trying to figure out how to live my life without the love of my life. I don’t know what this life holds for me, but I do know this, I will awaken every morning and pray that I will make a difference in the life of another person. That I will show someone how to look to Jesus for joy and contentment no matter their circumstance. I will remember from my husband’s example that God leads me just like HE led him. God has a purpose for me, and I must look to HIM every second of every day to fulfill that purpose.
I pray that as you read this that when you are done you would fold your hands in your lap and bow your head and Ask the ONE that created you to show you your purpose in this life. I pray that we would all let go of the things of this world that don’t matter. That we would all get up from folded hands and bowed heads and make a difference in the life of another person today. We only get one life here on earth. I pray I don’t miss a minute of it.
My prayer is that you don’t miss a minute of your life either!!
“Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.” Joshua 3:7