Thursday, December 31, 2015

Love, Proverbs, and Engagement...Goodbye 2015

So if you would have asked me "are you getting married" this time last year I would have laughed in
Trey and I 
your face.  However, like many other years 2015 has taken me for quite a whirl....a good one.  

2015 hit like a storm; a storm from God.  He put me under such conviction that I couldn't deny what he was saying to me.

I begin to listen, begin to grow, and begin talk about what he was doing in my life .....then he introduced Trey to my life - funny how when you follow God's command good things come to you.  

Trey is different than anyone I have ever met - because Trey loves God before he loves me.  His love is pure, it is not caught up in what I can do for him, it is not about my body first, and it is not sporadic love.  

This week Trey said to me "the more I read Proverbs 31, the more I think of you"

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

[b]A wife of noble character who can find?

    She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

I was almost speechless as I reread Proverbs 31 - knowing that he truly believes these things about me.

As I wrap up 2015 - I will be working tonight - I have to say this is a year I want to keep in the books!

Happy New Year - see you in 2016

1 comment:

  1. The very essence of the perfect order: he loves God, before he loves you.


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