My husband called tonight

by adustyframe ~ December 27th, 2006

This week he’s called 3 times. He’s burning up the phone credit. I don’t mind though because this week is hard for us to be apart.

All the weeks are hard, but this Christmas is particularly difficult.

He was in good spirits and he said,

“Do you think God ever sits down by you and speaks to you?”
I said that yes I think so.

He said tonight that he felt an urge to listen to Charles Stanley on the radio. He uses his “celly’s” radio. He said he felt like “I don’t feel like listening to that stuff tonight.”

But he said the urge was very insistent and after trying to ignore it for awhile, he finally went and turned on the radio.

He said as soon as it clicked on, Charles Stanley was talking about how circumstances depress us and drag us down. Sometimes we feel like we can’t hang on.

He talked about Joseph and how it was 2 years before he was remembered.

Also about Nehemiah and trying to build the wall.

The point was that when we submit our lives and circumstances to God, God will make us usable. Charles Stanley spoke about how when we allow God to lead, things will change. Our hearts, our attitudes, our ability to be used. Circumstances will change in God’s timing.

He also said that he is seeing so many things from life that apply to him.

He said just like when a car is power washed to get off the dirt.

His life is being power washed by the blood of Jesus. Yes, it’s pressure and yes it feel like it will never end. But it’s not meant to hurt the car. Only make it clean and usable.

I was so thrilled to hear him share this. I am so thankful that God is speaking to my husband and pointing him toward God’s truth at times that it needs to be heard.

One thing that has given me much strength throughout this is the fact that we know this time in our lives is a result of God chastening my husband.

Hebrews 12:6

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

That gives me encouragement. God has plans for my husband and for our marriage, and our family.

If God had no use for my husband, we would not be going through this. I am convinced of that.

As much as everything hurts and even stinks, we know that God is making my husband a useful vessel.

I asked you to pray for him the other day in regard to the bitterness. If you did so, I am grateful. God hears and moves.

I don’t know how long the link will be up but here and here is the program he heard.

Lizzie

1 Thought Shared to My husband called tonight

  1. PrayerSister

    thx, I’ll go listen

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