Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday - February 17

It's Thursday again and I have a lot for which to be thankful. I think that if we're honest, we'll find that we're all blessed. The difficult lesson that I've learned is that we are all blessed, but we don't all see the blessings - at least from God's perspective. When He blesses us, it's for our good and not necessarily for what we think is for our good.

Over last weekend, my husband and I attended The Art of Marriage conference. This is a conference that was held on the same weekend all over the country, a video event that was different than any I've ever attended. Our church hosted it - something like 90 couples came both Friday night and all day Saturday.

If there's one thing that I took away from the marriage conference is this: What is my legacy going to be for those who follow me? Will I have modeled love or will I have modeled something else? When the going got tough, did I get going or did I stick it out to find a deeper relationship with my spouse?

This week I'm thankful for my husband and the nearly 24 years we've been married. I praise the Lord that we did not fall into the trap of intimacy before marriage - that we waited for God's best in our lives. I thank God for the good times and, gulp, the bad times too. There is a reason for the hard days, though it's sometimes difficult to know just what that reason is! I'm trusting God to someday reveal His whys and wherefores.

This post is linked with Thankful Thursday.


Jessica said...

That sounds like a great conference.
Happy TT.

Mommie Kate said...

I'm visiting from Thankful Thursday. What a blessing a marriage can be! Thank YOU for sharing your insight.

Joshlin said...

Great post! The hardest blessing to see are the ones we don't think are blessings at all. Happy T.T.!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on 24 years! Wow! So glad that you were able to attend the marriage conference and be blessed by it.

Jerralea said...

I'm so glad you got to go to that conference! Thinking about what legacy we are leaving behind is somethng all of us need to do ...