Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lines of Communication

Hello there, Wonderful Ones!

You can't beat this weather with a stick, can you? I just enjoyed driving in the sunny springtime as I was out and about for a lovely lunch date. There is just something so refreshing and generally healing about this time of year. I love it!

This post is mainly going to be aimed at the female sorts among us. Okay, it's directly aimed at the women, no sort of about it.

Today, my husband, whom I adore with my whole self sent me an email and then I texted him back in reply to his email. We texted back and forth a few little phrases. The conversation topic was somewhat controversial, and both of us had things going on that prevented a phone conversation, so text was the only method of discussion.

All of a sudden, Brian just dropped it. Not another word. No reply. No remark. Zilch! Me, being the woman that I am, took that to mean he was miffed at me. So, I pressed him further, "Are you mad at me?" Please tell me that you know what I'm talking about it! Please tell me I'm not the only one who has experienced situations like this!

Still, nothing. Not. a. word. So, I petitioned him again, "Please, just a simple 'yes' or 'no'."

Finally, he replied that he had been in a meeting, and that he was not mad. Are you relieved? :) At last, I could exhale. Everything was okay on the homefront. Life would carry on! (Note sarcasm.)

As I sat down and began to process and reflect on this whole situation, I thought, "Am I so eager for a word from the Lord? Do I press Him with such fervor when I don't have a clear word from Him?"

The answer is no.

Y'all, I learned a lesson from my marriage today. After all, that's what marriage is for - refinement.

I learned today that God desires that same type of relationship with us. He desires to be in constant fellowship with His children, knowing that they love Him and are seeking His voice. So, that's my challenge to me today. Seek that ongoing fellowship with the Lord, always.

Thank you, Brian, for being an instrument of change and redemption in my life.

4 comments:

one of nettie's girls said...

Don't you love when something common and everyday teaches you an eternal lesson? Thanks for sharing it with us. Love you.

Leslie said...

Good word, friend! Thanks.

Whitney said...

I love what you write.

Rachel said...

So convicting! I've thought this before, and yet, I still struggle with it.