If you haven't heard by now, Mr H is leaving on March 22 for the first stage Navy training. I couldn't be happier for him! I am excited at the prospect of him becoming fulfilled in his life dream, his life work. Achieving the goal that has been always before him for so many years.
Am I saddened by the thought of us being apart for a while?
Of course; he's my best friend. He's my late-night-talks, early-morning-kisses, middle-of-the-afternoon-rendezvous ever-loving husband! He's full of fun and plastered my face with a plate of cake at the wedding. He's full of romance and brings me flowers, wildflowers and hothouse flowers and random neighborhood flowers. He's full of compassion and tells me things I need to hear to get through my day and to see truth. He's full of delight with life and laughs with me until I can't breathe because we saw a funny baby on YouTube.
But before he is my husband, he is a a follower of Christ, a servant of the Most High.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
His duty is first to Christ; then to me. His marching orders have been ordained. He will be judged in light of his obedience to this calling.
Every man's work shall be made manifest ... because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
The couch is more dangerous than the battlefield if it is outside of God's will.
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
To what extent do you completely relinquish your control to Him?
To what extent do you live these Scriptures out every day?
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.
But for me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of hands ...
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Thanks to the many dozens of you who have committed to praying for Mr H and myself!
Those prayers mean more to me than you will ever know. It is by your prayers we are supported day by day - by means of these prayers we have found favor with those in command over us, with finances, with living situations, with paperwork and with scheduling. Too many miracles to count have already occurred. I am prepared to see more. I am expectant!
I am ready see him off with gladness and to fulfill the wifely duties of a military spouse - I am sure this verse was written just for us!
Pray without ceasing.
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Next: Boot camp: From the home front ...
Verses I referenced above:
I Corinthians 3:13
I Timothy 4:14
1 Peter 5:7
I Timothy 6:12
I Thessalonians 5:17