I credit my maternal grandparents for an upbringing and foundation centered on Christ...
As far back as I can remember I've known there was a God. We went to church ALL the time, for worship service, Bible study, prayer, quarterly meetings, Pastor's anniversary, etc. You name it, we were there.
When I turned eleven I decided that I wanted to be saved and baptized all on my own and I did just that. Back then I remember feeling like God really was walking right beside me, holding my hand and leading me where I should be and I felt so full of His love. Yes, even at the ripe age of eleven. I also remember a phase in high school when I use to walk around campus toting my Bible on top so people would know who I served without a doubt. I don't think very many people even knew that or noticed, but one of my best friends can serve as a witness! Ha!!!
I say all that to say that my love for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is so ingrained in me that no matter what I do and how far I stray He knows my heart and keeps and covers me.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been going through quite a bit. Specifically with my marriage. We'd been keeping our problems to ourselves because we believe that it's important to keep our business our own. I recognize that part of that (keeping everything to yourself) is a trick of the enemy because he doesn't want you to seek help for your problems. But, at the same token, there are so many people that are just waiting for you to fail, so you have to pick and choose what to share and when to share it, if you even share it at all. I digress.
What I wanted to share is the fact that we hadn't told a soul about our issues. However, three separate people, Mario's grandmother, one of my best friend's, Lindsay, and my aunt Tasha, all contacted me on three separate occasions letting me know that that they knew I was going through something and that the Lord had laid it on their hearts to pray for me and my family.
I want to cry right now just thinking about His love, His covering, His protection and His grace because I am so undeserving of it all. But those three signs, of His hand on my situation, alone have given me the assurance that everything is going to work out...according to His will.
It's so comforting to know that even though I have so much work to do to rebuild my relationship with God that He's never left me nor forsaken me as I've attempted to walk the path alone. I still don't know what the future holds for so many things, including my marriage, but I know that God is going to be there every step of the way. And for right now, that's enough!