I love my wife and daughter! I write these words not to boast of some superior feeling I have over any of your emotions towards those in your life, but as a reminder of God’s faithfulness. Admist the storms of life, and the worries that compete for attention in my life, my wife and my daughter are two tangible pieces of the puzzle of life that I cling too. Jen’s reassuring words have lifted my weary heart out of many a low places, and seeing my little one raise her hands, and say “daddy” is almost indescribable. All the worries that swim around my head disappear for a time when I am with the ones I love. It’s in this lesson I’ve learned over and over again, that I am continually reminded of God’s desire to have a presence in our lives. For our light and momentary troubles melt away when we spend time in God’s presence. He longs for us to spend time with Him, and I can not stress enough the importance of our relationship with Him. For what can we truly give to others if we are not first given to our Lord? In other words, what impact on those we minister to, or come into contact with are we going to have if we aren’t spending regular time in prayer and in the Word?
I am in awe that not only does God desire a presence in our lives, but that He is faithful. I see His faithfulness gently in the faithfulness of my wife and daughter and through His tender mercies each and every day.
I don’t know if any of you have read the last few blog entries here, but I thank all of you who have prayed for me, and have commented over the last few days. I don’t know about you, but there are just sometimes when I need encouragement. I have been encouraged this week.