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Meet Me at the Peach

Today’s post is the second in a six part WordWashedWife series on prayer.

We have all faced times when we doubted that God was listening.  If we are truthful, we can all say that we have had the feeling that sometimes our prayers just bounce off the ceiling.  Today’s post addresses how to live through the spiritual dry times in your life- meet me at the peach!

Shark!

At that moment, the chicken side of me won, and I began to scream and splash about, and in general, pitch a panic!  Jody came up from snorkeling alarmed by my screaming and assumed the worse - SHARK!  He scrambled towards me.  I was attempting to get up the boat ladder, but my legs wouldn't make it happen.  I was paralyzed by fear!  The fish, combined with my own screaming, had convinced me I was soon to die!

the Pursuit of Cool

Is it OK to desire to be cool?

From a biblical prospective there is no encouragement to be cool.  The Bible is clearly a book written for all time, it is the inspired word of God. It is like the perfect little black dress- timeless.  We are never encouraged to be hip or part of the in crowd.  Instead  we realize while reading the word that Jesus was not a fad -"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  (Hebrews 13:8)   And simply put, that is my answer.  My pursuit of cool is outside my pursuit of God. 

Lets have a fair fight

Right before Sylvester Stalone starts landing blows on his opponent in each of the famous Rocky movies, a referee reminds him of the rules.  The two menacing boxers stand toe to toe- drenched in sweat, boxing gloves on.  The referee pulls down a microphone from the sky and starts explaining the rules.  “We want a good clean fight, no sucker punches or blows below the waist, touch gloves, and when I say go to your corner, go there and stay there, and don’t come out until you hear the bell. May the best fighter win!”   I have often thought that this referee would make a great wedding officiant.  He could wed people and start them off on the right foot on how to fight fairly.

Sin is crouching

I have told this story on numerous occasions and I love the laughter and the follow up question “can we see the scar?”  But as I think back on this crazy trip I can’t stop from looking at it more deeply- so bear with me -  there are things that desire to hurt you!  This thing, for the purpose of this blog, is sin.   Sin is always crouching at the door, desiring to crush you! (Genesis 4:7)  This is nothing new

Tell me the truth again

 One night, after work, I sunk to a new level of grief and sadness.  I sat on the stairs leading to our kitchen and cried inconsolably.   Jody wisely sat down beside me and began to comfort me with the truths from God’s word.  He instinctively reminded me of God’s love and provision. He quoted verse after verse. Jody washed me in the Word and I felt my faith grow! Keep reading, new friend as I use this blog to talk about the benefits of living in a Godly marriage, a gospel centered marriage where Jesus is glorified each and every day regardless of the circumstances. Come join me in the pursuit of a Word Washed Life!