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"Faith and Love" Box

I was between wakefulness and sleepiness this morning.  I had already hit snooze 4 or 5 times, woken, read my devotional and closed my eyes again.  And the words "Faith and Love Box" popped into my head.   As with all of those "twilight" times between sleep and wakefulness, I have no idea why these words popped into my head.  So, I woke up and decided to make a box.  My first idea was to find Bible verses that relate to faith and love.  I also thought maybe I would include some of my kids' drawings, sayings or beliefs about God and Jesus. 
  
It is so hard for me to raise my kids Christian when my husband is not.  That is one of the reasons I wanted to be able to keep my kids in the Christian school that they are in now.  And maybe that's why I had that last "twilight" post about not being able to do it alone.  And yes, I know that I'm not alone, because God is with me always.  But, it's still very hard.

We're at a point now that my kids know that my husband doesn't believe in Jesus.  As I've said before, I know that my husband and I are meant to be together.  There are times that I wish that I would have met a Christian man.  My life would have been so much easier.   But, maybe this part of my life wasn't meant to be easy.  This might sound crazy, but if I was with a Christian man, maybe I would have just floated through life on my husband's beliefs and not been as strong in my own.  Now, because of my husband not believing, I really, really have to rely on God.  My faith and beliefs have to be stronger because I have to "make up" for my husband's non-beliefs.  I don't know if that makes sense to anyone other than myself! 

I also believe that there are women out there that might have lost their faith if they were with a strong-willed man that did not believe in God.  I am just as strong-willed.  I'm not going to lose my faith.  So, maybe we're together so that his children had a chance to learn about God and Jesus. 

At this point, all  I can do is pray.  I used to pray that my God would send the Holy Spirit to my husband so that he would believe.  Then, I realized that I need to pray that my kids will keep their faith even when they know that there are people out there who don't believe.  I have to pray that they remain strong in their faith. 

And I'm going to make a "Faith and Love Box".  Maybe I could make it like a time capsule with stuff from my kids now.  And the Bible verses.  Does anyone else have any other ideas for things to put in a "Faith and Love Box"?? 

I hope everyone has a Blessed Day!

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