Yesterday, Pastor Rusty preached on "God created" and had us think about what did we want God to CREATE in us this year. He blogged about it this morning on his site...check it out here.
When we got in Sunday School...he proposed the same question to our "Marriage Building" class except, the question was "what do you want to see God to CREATE in your marriage this year?"
He gave us an acrostic to get us thinking and we shared what we wanted God to do in our marriages this year. Many of ours were alike on certain letters but others...were very different. I guess, mine was different on a couple of letters because of our age, number of years we've been married and the age and number of children at home. Most, everyone else with the exception of a few other couples, have younger children or no children yet. Many in our class have been married for a good number of years but their children are younger and/or they have several children still at home.
I wanted to share what my heart's desire for God to CREATE in my marriage in 2009. I cheated a little bit...some of mine have two things on them. :-)
Communication, more free time to
Recreation time to do things together, romance and relaxing together
Exploring new options for our finances and retirement and exercise together
Alone time - date night in the midst of two jobs and other obligations
Tolerance-not get stressed and frustrated as easy with my husband
Excitement about growing old together and our upcoming empty nest in 3 years.
These might not sound "spiritual", in comparison to what others wrote down, but I have to really work on some of these areas. Due to my uptight nature, lack of available time and dreading my son growing up and leaving home...some are huge struggles for me. The thought of my nest being empty is very hard for me and I have a very heavy heart in this area.
Just a glimpse into my heart today.
I have been overwhelmed with a lot of things lately and haven't had the time to blog like my heart longs to, but I'm praying for structure, organized time and be able to pour out so much that is on my heart to share with you guys in 2009. I've missed you all.