Friday, June 14, 2013

10 Years and counting

Last night we sat in our living room, finishing off our triple chocolate cake from Kadosh Cafe and watching the candles burn down in our olive wood candlesticks.  As our daughters slept Tom and I talked only briefly about the highs and lows of the last ten years of our marriage -- they seemed pretty obvious. Instead we talked about the possibilities of our future. In some sense this seems futile; we know that our lives are not our own. But in recognizing that He is the One who holds our future then we know that anything is possible. 

Mike Bickle argues through Song of Songs that we should seek two things: to pursue our inheritance and to be Yeshua's inheritance. It's a complicated dance: running after the desires of our hearts, all the while keeping our hearts set on His face. When we attempt this we see the greatest struggles and the greatest victories. It's definitely the reality for us right now. We are excited by the reality that we live in Jerusalem and yet struggle being in a foreign land. This tension creates reliance upon the One who brought us here, and we look for His leading every day in order to make the most of this life. It's not easy, we're not always successful, but we know one thing very well: In our shortcomings, struggles and doubts He pours out grace. I think He allows these complicated situations so we will realize just how big He really is.

O the depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of G-d! How inscrutable are his judgments! How unsearchable are his ways! For, 'Who has known the mind of the L-rd? Who has been his counselor?' Or, 'Who has given him anything and made him pay it back?' For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)

1 comment:

  1. happy anniversary!! i think dreaming of the future together is so wonderful! our second anniversary was on june 4 and we sat at the restaurant after dinner making a list of things we hope to accomplish in the next year.

    happy wednesday friend!