So .. How do we do it .. ???
Just like our Christmas ham .. today has a lifespan .. whether it may seem a little ratty round the edges .. it is inconsequential in the BIG picture … a fact I think we so easily forget (me especially) !!
My life today consists with living out what I believe, alongside my at times wonderful unsaved husband (and at others so very imperfect – just like myself) ..
Today we HAD to remain united in order to deal with a sad – tough-love family situation .. It required me listening to him and actually valuing his contribution to the situation – instead of steaming ahead and taking control (as I am used to doing) ..
As yet we don’t know what the outcome will be.. I can only trust that I am stepping out in faith to do what I believe I am being called to do. Prayerfully sharing with a trusted friend who understands me – and shares my love of God.
I am convinced that what I say and do today has lasting consequences – for good or for bad – so this enables me to think before I speak (or in todays case to write) .. as the writing of a letter in this situation – removes the strong emotional reactions on both sides – allowing only the facts to remain ..
Will keep you posted as to the outcome .. and today – my favourite Bible verse seems really appropriate 🙂
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight .. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV