My favorite thought

Rejoice in His name and not in your circumstances.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Hubby

My hubby got to come home early this week. I was so excited because he was only going to get to come on for three days instead of seven. But Thank you God that you brought him home early. He was gone for five weeks and a very long five weeks it was. My hubby works as a motor hand drilling for natural gas. It's a pretty dangerous job and sometimes is gone for weeks at a time only getting seven days off between hitches.

I wanted to tell you about my hubby and how blessed I am. My hubby ain't perfect but neither am I. But he is a wonderful man who is my best friend. We have been together for nine years this June and will be married nine years in November. When we met I wrote in my journal that Aaron was "like my foster brother". We would talk for hours, laughing and even having serious conversations about our lives. I was engaged to a guy who I was madly in love with. Aaron was kind but honest when he told me that my boyfriend treated me like dirt. And I was the same about his girlfriend. I felt that we were open and felt we could communicate without having harsh feelings toward eachother.

A half year went by and I finally decided that it was time for to go, I could no longer go back and forth on being this guy's girl. He just couldn't make up his mind. So I tearfully said goodbye and left his engagment ring on my pillow. I knew that this was the last time I was leaving no matter how much I loved him.

A few weeks later, my friends knew I was hurting and taking this really hard and many of them would come into my work and ask how I was doing. Aaron came one day and asked how I was holding up. I told him hanging in there trying not to cry. He said, "Let me take my blue girl to lunch". He took me to Irmita's for lunch and since then we hung out twenty-four-seven. Note the foundation of our relationship. I'm so glad we became friends first. Friends then lovers... But that's another story to share another day.


This last march was the anniversy of me becoming a christian. I've met Jesus 6 years ago and He has never left me and never will leave me.

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

No, He didn't stand before like Moses or the disicples but I knew not only was He Lord, Creator, and Savior but that He wanted me. He wanted me to be free from sin so I can go home to Him when I die.He was calling my name. Whether that be today, tomorrow, or fifty years from now. Whenever; He has numbered my days.

Many people say, "Oh now I can do want I want and there will be no condemnation". That is a lie from the pit of hell. When you become a christian you will still sin (make mistakes), we still have to ask forgiveness and try to make things right. But I realize a few years ago that I realized that Christ took my lashes for me, He died for me. If I take my actions carelessly then I'm taking advantage of what He has done for me.

I call my blog freedom 2 fly thru Christ because now that He has freed me I'm free to follow Him and no longer have to dwell on the past. I'm free to be the person He intends me to be. Some people say, "The person I want to be". I use to think that too, but now I understand what God has planned for me is so much more bigger than what I planned. I want to be who He wants me to be. My life isn' about me any more it's about Him.

I write this not to receive pats on my back but, for the glory of God and ask you to search your heart to see if you have truly asked for forgiveness of your sins and if you have committed your life to the Master, Jesus Christ. And I ask you if you have comitted your life to Him that you too will encourage others to do the same. There is no greater joy than God using you to bring someone to Him.