Good evening my caffeinated darlings. I’m back today, after being down and out with the flu yesterday. Praise God, I survived.
Speaking of God, my religion is an important part of my life. Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time inside the Word. Earlier this week, I was having a conversation with a close friend who was struggling, and on my inspiration area near my desk in my classroom I have a ton of empowering quotes. More important than all of the 20 or so other quotes, I have Matthew 6:33 (NIV) posted: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” In sharing that verse and praying with my friend, it occurred to me that I have a few mostly non-negotiable requirements in a future spouse, including that he shares my faith. It’s not something I take lightly. After abusive relationships, a divorce, and some other difficult times in my life I looked up and found myself very far from God in my late teens and early 20’s. However, God was never very far from me. When I finally learned to recognize His voice in my life, it was impossible to ignore. I want a husband, someday, who can share that joy with me and who can pray with me and for me… a man who knows God and can pray for our future as a couple. Lord knows, I’ll have days where I’m simply not strong enough to find the words.
Well, my darlings, that’s all for tonight. I wish you all the best as this flu season is wrapping up with a vengeance. Stay safe out there, ya’ll.
On my lips: Burt’s Bees Original Beeswax Lip Balm
In my cup: Fruit Punch Gatorade, because my boyfriend has an INCREDIBLE older sister who runs errands and brings us thing when we are sick.