Wednesday, December 26, 2018

~Dedicated to The Beautiful Love of My Life~




"Because The Lord is My Shepherd, I have everything that I need..."



Satan hates marriage as much as God hates divorce.  Satan is the culprit of many failed marriages. He destroyed my first marriage.  I made my share of selfish mistakes, and forsook my responsibility as a marriage partner and parent, and I do not want to go through that hell again. We all suffered as a result of my poor choices.  The devil stripped me of all that I had, and I did not have the mental or emotional strength to fight for my marriage.  I had to learn these valuable lessons the hard way after it was too late.

I am not going to sit around and allow the devil to destroy what Fonda and I share. My life is so full right now and I will not allow the enemy to sabotage it. You have to fight for your marriage in the spiritual realm first and foremost.  That is where satan targets and flares his fiery darts. You have to be as vigilant and strong in your individual life as well as your marriage.

I have my share of daily struggles just like everyone else, and communication is not my strong suit. I get very quiet a times and not sure what to say or a lot of times paranoid that I will say the wrong thing....so I just say nothing at times.

I am here to tell you that marriage is not all about great communication, it is sometimes about those quiet tender times when you just enjoy being in each others presence. That is what I am saying. You can sense a lot of things when you sit alone together. You can sense peace and love or strife and hate.  What do you miss the most when someone passes away?  You miss their spirit or their presence with you.

I always will be there for Fonda in case she needs to talk about anything. We do a lot of pillow talking. We do share burdens with each other.

Love is about all about caring and sharing the good times and the bad....for better or worse.

I pray protection over my marriage and my precious bride...who relentlessly loves me, my beautiful wife, my gift from Heaven...

     Apart from my salvation experience the love we share is the greatest gift that I have in my life.

     I thank God for the hard worker that Fonda is. She goes above and beyond the call of duty.  She is the hardest worker I know God always graciously supplies all our needs in glory in Christ Jesus.

     I thank God for the blessing over our marriage with peace in our home and upon our family.  The atmosphere of peace radiates from her heart into every ornament she has placed in our safe haven called a home.

     I thank God for her willingness to embrace me when all others pushed me aside.

     I place my marriage into God Almighty's strong hands, and I ask you Father to protect my wife in every way wherever her daily path may lead her.  Embrace her in a way that only she knows that is from You alone. Help her to shine YOUR LIGHT into this dark world, in Jesus' mighty name!!

     Help me to cherish and love her as Christ Jesus does for His own bride, the church!  I so long for that great marriage supper of the Lamb.  I pray against any future attempts that the enemy of our souls has tried to separate Fonda and I.. I pray for a deeper unity by being entwined by abiding in Jesus and a precious sense of His Presence upon us that can only come from spending time with God!! I pray that nothing can tear us out of God's hands..

   "Thank you Jesus for taking the blinders off of me   
How can I treasure something I cannot see?   
Father, You have manifested Your perfect love for me..."



When I gave my heart to Jesus in 1982,  The next day, I had a desire to get in touch. I did what could to find her and share my awesome news with her and I did; we wrote several special letters to each other back in the day.  I don't believe that was by accident that we met in youth camp in 1982. I loved her then and even more now.  God has blessed our lives giving us a solid marriage.

I dedicate this to my dear and beautiful wife.

I appreciate you and love you more than ever.

Richard 

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I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. 
But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal. 
I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, 
and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge...
I may even have enough faith to move mountains. 
But if I don’t have love, 
I am nothing.  
I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. 
But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me.

Love is patient. 
Love is kind. 
Love isn’t jealous. 
It doesn’t sing its own praises. 
It isn’t arrogant.
It isn’t rude. 
It doesn’t think about itself. 
It isn’t irritable. 
It doesn’t keep track of wrongs.
It isn’t happy when injustice is done, 
but it is happy with the truth.
Love never stops 
being patient, 
never stops 
believing, 
never stops 
hoping, 
never gives up.

Love never comes to an end. 
There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, 
but it will no longer be used. 
There is the gift of speaking in other languages, 
but it will stop by itself. 
There is the gift of knowledge, 
but it will no longer be used.
Our knowledge is incomplete
 and our ability to speak what God has revealed is 
incomplete.
But when what is complete comes, 
then what is incomplete will no longer be used.



When I was a child, 
I spoke like a child, 
thought like a child, 
and reasoned like a child. 
When I became an adult, 
I no longer used childish ways.



Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. 
Then we will see very clearly. 



Now my knowledge is incomplete. 
Then I will have complete knowledge 
as God has complete knowledge of me.

"So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best and greatest one of these is love..."  

I Corinthians 13



1 comment:

Amie said...

Just beautiful! You certainly are blessed.....enjoy it!

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