I am so proud of my husband because he has stepped up at church and is now serving on the security team. He seems to have a new sense of purpose at church, better yet, shhhh, don’t say anything to him, but we get to church on time because he has to get there earlier than normal. Thank you Jesus! I am not bragging or anything but prayer works, it really does. He was once the guy that goes to church because his wife goes to church. I am happy to say that he has since been baptized, he is now raising his hands during praise and worship (I don’t know about others but it was so hard for him to do this), he is more comfortable with his new faith and I can see the Lord working on him, in him, through him, oh yes He is! We are all on this journey for Him and His glory but I can truly say that I am thankful that the Lord hears my prayers. Sometimes I get impatient and ask God to speed up the process (ladies, you know what I am talking about) but I am reminded that God works on His time and His time alone, no one else’s. Besides, whenever we want to speed up the process we need to take a look at our own selfish desires and work on those as opposed to trying to rush the work that the Author and the Finisher is doing.
I definitely will continue to pray, praise, and worship Him because He is who He is all by Himself and He works on us in due time, I consider myself a work in progress because He is not finished with me and as long as I am alive and kicking He will be working on me. We are humans and we do mess up but 1 John 1:9 (NIV) states, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Remain true and faithful in all you do and He will reward you beyond your wildest dreams. On a spiritual level I see bigger and better things for my spouse, things that he cannot see for himself and that is because the Lord is working in me also. Whenever I do not feel as if I should be positive for my husband I am reminded that it is not about me, rather, it is about doing the work for the Kingdom. Taking me out of the equation only sweetens the pot, per se, because I tend to have a clearer view when the ‘M’ in ME is flipped to reflect the ‘W’ in WE. In essence, as long as I have breath in me, I will continue to lift him up in order for his relationship to grow as Christ intends it.
Diane A. Green is an awesome wife to a wonderful husband, the mother of two beautiful girls, a Human Capital professional and an aspiring author.