Friday, June 2, 2017
We’ve all witnessed couples that we’ve thought "How did THEY ever get together?" I know that's the way it was for my husband and I. He had a serious, intuitive, methodical, perfectionist, deep-thinker personality. I, on the far end of the spectrum (as far as the East is from the West), was/am a lighthearted, sanguine, fun-loving, upbeat, go-with-the-flow personality. It worked well for us. We completed each other. We made each other better because of what one of us lacked, the other had. But, it didn't come without years of maturing and adapting.
Here's the really good news. He is attracted to us, and we are attracted to Him. Everything that He is, and we're not, is okay -- He knew that, so His perfect plan of giving us His best, His one and only Son, bonded us together in perfect completion. Yes, "In Him you have been made complete......" (Colossians 2:10) Like my husband and I, after spending so much time together, we started completing each other’s sentences. We knew exactly where to go out to eat, because after all that time together….we knew what we loved to eat. And, every day as we spend time with God, we'll find ourselves taking on more and more of His characteristics and His beauty, and before long, we start to think as He thinks, forgiving and forgetting like He forgives and forgets, and gives and loves unconditionally.
We sure do want to be like Him, but it can be a long, slow process of growth. Like in our marriages, maturing in Him, is a gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of our lives. St. Paul said, "This will continue until we are . . . mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely like Him." (Ephesians 4:13). We are a work in progress, but the longer we are in relationship with Him......the more we will be complete in Him. And, in this case -- OPPOSITES DO ATTRACT!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.