Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Beginning of the Rest of My Life

It has almost been two months now since my marriage to my wonderful and beautiful wife. It seems like time has been moving so swiftly. I have loved every minute of it, and yet know that with time it will only become better and better. God surely knew exactly who to create for me to marry and His wisdom and mercy never ceases to amaze me.
It has been several months since I took the time to write, and there has been so much to happen in that time. First, I thought that surely by now I would have a job, at least one that pays more than the hotel, and that it would be in the field of higher education. I mean, that is what I just spent the past two years of my life preparing for. So, as the summer turned to fall my mindset went from one of worry, to one of wonder. Knowing that no matter what happened within the near future that my Lord and Savior would be right by my side taking care of me every step of the way, just as he has from the moment I was brought into existence. For a while I was worried that living in this house, without a better job would be the most miserable thing ever. However, I soon discovered that this was completely untrue. I have two amazing things with me, that seem to completely offset and take the balance away from a mediocre job. First, I have an amazing and gracious Lord that has blessed me with some many wonderful things, sometimes things that I am not thankful for. Then at times like these I sit back and look at the wonders that He has done for me. For, in caring for me He has blessed me with my mediocre job, blessed me with the most beautiful wife, given me great friends, many of which are also family members, and provided me with a house to live in.
I seem to never to be able to give enough thanks for all of the many blessings that God has poured into my life, and yet He never seems to falter from pouring them continuously into me. I am blessed beyond understanding and measure.
There are no words to express the joy that comes from being content with what the Lord has deemed right for you in any specific moment, and yet here I am trying to do just that. The only thing that I can say to try to express what I am feeling is that there is a peace and joy that comes from relying solely on the Lord that cannot be found in anything else.
To be able to ride into work in the mornings with my wife and read scripture, to be able to see the many blessings that accompany each and every day, to be able to attend a church where the sovereignty of our Lord is put on display, and to know that my family loves and cares for me, no matter what I am doing. It truly is a blessed life that I lead.
To everyone who is down on themselves and thinks that there isn't any hope in what they are doing, know this: that the Lord has placed you where you are for a specific reason and that He does "all things for the good of those who love him and are called according to HIS purpose."