My husband is a truth-speaker. He loves to proclaim his love for me as well as my great value. He also loves to inspire others toward the power of marriage. My heart exults over these things about him.
A couple weeks ago, we were in San Francisco, walking with my parents. Along the sidewalk where our feet were finding their way, pleasantly parallel to the embarcadero, there was a wooden curb of sorts to our right. It was essentially a 3×3″ piece of timber, about 8 feet long, used to keep people and things from negatively effecting the construction project underway to our right. We noticed a boy, about eight years old, trying to figure out a way to walk on that beam. My husband encouraged him that it was possible and hopped up on it, using my right shoulder for balance.
“See!” he said, “It’s easy! You can do it too! For me, my wife gives me the strength and support I need to do this and many other things in life. One day in the future you can have a strong wife too, who helps you accomplish great things you couldn’t do on your own. Right now, your mom might be able to help you walk on the beam though. Okay, bye!”
The moment was priceless.
Travel is innately better with this man by my side. We give each other great strength, supernatural strength even. Whether navigating Qalqilya in the Palestinian Territories or enjoying the sunny wind of San Francisco, we get to bring our co-strength and inspire others, even whole cities, with it. Ah, travel! It nurtures our souls, yes; however, we also get to nurture souls wherever we go.
There is adventure, which we love; and there is ADVEN-NURTURE, which we thrive in!
Go find some adven-nurture today! Let us know what happens!
This is very poignant. Marriage is a genius invention. (Thanks, God!)
In 2008, while living in Bethlehem, I sat at my desk and suggested to God that He teach my future husband about me through the psalms about dawn (ie. psalm 57 & 108), without him knowing that was what was happening.
Well, God did precisely that. For years prior to meeting me, Neel Bulchandani was prompted to meditate on the psalms about dawn and to get up before sunrise, to AWAKEN THE DAWN. Now, Neel will spend all our days awakening me spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically etc. He was well-prepared for a life of awakening THIS DAWN.
On this Father’s Day, I am enamored with THE Father, GOD. He completely encapsulates and overflows what it is to be a good dad. He gave me my heart’s desire in Neel and He partnered with me in bringing our union into being. He’s THAT GOOD!
*Happy Father’s Day, God!*
If you have specific desires, articulate them to God. He LOVES partnering with us to see our dreams and HIS DREAMS come true! If you want some practice, put out a specific prayer every day or every week (ie. “I want to pet an animal this week,” “I pray that I get a handwritten note from a friend today,” “I pray that THIS MONTH Korea’s stock exchange has it’s best day thus far this year!”). Be brave when you pray. A moment of BELIEVING God for something can be more powerful than hours of begging, pleading, and DISBELIEVING God for something. Plus, it’s usually more fun and saves time for other wonderful things.
Exactly THREE MONTHS from this minute, our wedding will be beginning! I am a wildly blessed woman! Hallelujah!
Step into the story. . .
This quote stuns me and rings pervasively true as I swim in ecstatic love for my fiance.