Over the last month or so, James (my husband) and I have been praying diligently for my sister and her family. They’ve been married just about one month longer than James and I. Recently they’ve been struggling with various issues, but most importantly their spiritual growth. The most encouraging thing to me is that they are fully aware of their need to grow but just don’t know where to begin. By God’s grace, this is where our family will come into play. James and I do not believe we are the perfect example of Christian parents. We understand that we are not the perfect husband and wife. We also understand that we do not always live as we have been called as Christians. However, our prayer is that God will use our lives in a way that reflects the gospel of Jesus Christ. We don’t just want to offer “good” advice or teaching points. We truly want our lives to show we are practicing what we teach. We wish to follow James 1:22, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (ESV) Please pray for us as we seek to imitate Christ. Pray that we are intentional. Pray that we are patient and persevering.
It has been a joy spending time with my sis’ family for the last five days. God has already granted many good conversations and opportunities for growth. In the future, I’m sure I’ll have many blogs to write from our many experiences. Even just the fact that there are now 3 children, ages 2 and under living together should give me writing opportunities! ;)
I apologize for not having written more so far this week. It has been quite an adjustment figuring out my schedule these days! Lord-willing, I’ll get in the new groove and be back to writing regularly soon!