Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful today that I have a wonderful husband who loves me in spite of all my faults.

I prayed over 20 years ago that God would send me a wonderful man who:
  • Loved Me Completely
  • Loved My Son As His Own
  • Was A Christian, Godly Man
  • Was A Family Man and Wanted To Spend Time With His Family
  • Had A Good Job With Steady Income
  • Financially Stable

I had so many people to tell me things like..."you don't want much do you?", "you will never find anyone like that these days!" and "keep dreaming, girl!"

Well, I did keep dreaming and praying!

God cares about the "specifics" in our lives and in our families. I was told many, many years ago to pray specifically for what you want from God, even though, He already knows your needs and wants.

I did and He did.

On September 4th, 1990...God brought the most amazing man into my life. He met my criteria and so much more. I married this wonderful man 5 months later. We will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary on February 23rd, 2009!

My wonderful husband, Roger has lived up to what God has commanded him to be and to do...I am so thankful for my Godly husband.

Ephesians 5:22-33

(22) Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. (23) For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. (24) Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. (25) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (26) to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, (27) and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (28) In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (29) after all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church - (30) for we are members of his body. (31) "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." (32) This is a profound mystery - but I am talking about Christ and the church. (33) However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

If you want to read about our amazing "Love Story"...go to my archives under "My Love Story" or start in February ' has been an amazing, rocky, wonderful and turbulent road...but we are still together and very much in love still.

I love you, Roger!!!


  1. Jennifer.

    What an amazing post...God cares about the "specifics".. Amen...
    I so enjoyed your post today. Thank you.

  2. 35 years ago I prayed in detail about the man I was to meet and marry. 2 weeks later I met my husband! God does not always answer that fast, but it was God's time. God knew I needed Jim at that moment. We've been together ever since! God bless you dear.

  3. Can you say Amen!!! I am so glad God chose me to answer your prayers. I have been blessed ever since.
    I Love you and I am so proud of you!!!!!!

  4. Blessings Jennifer...I'm so glad that God answered your prayers and you did not listen to the naysayers. You had a dream and held on. You knew that God had a plan &
    He brought you the "specifics". How cute is that! What a blessing! This is a wonderful TT! I did not recognize you on that long TT list but when I saw you on the AG list & that you do TT, I had to come & see! I pray that God continues to answer your prayers! Enjoy your weekend!(Super great comment above mine)You did get the BEST for you!


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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