Just the Nine of Us

Just the Nine of Us

Sunday, January 30, 2011

God's Ways Are Higher Than Ours

Check me out five years ago when Brian and I were dating. I was tan and toned, had just finished a Master's degree and had a great career as a Logistician on Redstone Arsenal. I worked out with a trainer five days a week and tanned every day at lunch. I never left the house without makeup on.

Here I am nearly five years later. Pregnant with our fifth child. Pasty white and fifteen extra pounds. Very little makeup (no time for it! HA!) Maybe a prenatal workout 3 times a week. No longer a career girl, but a full-time homeschooling Momma.

Who do you think is happier?

If you guessed the second one, you're right. I had all the wrong priorities in the first picture. I rarely spent quality time with God, so while I may have been flourishing on the outside, on the inside I was wilting. Now by God's grace I am walking in His purposes for my life, learning to trust Him more every day. It may seem to society that I am not as prosperous or successful or beautiful as I used to be. What LIES!  I overheard Brian tell someone on the phone the other day that he loves me SO much more today than he did on the day we were married. That thrilled my soul. As I get closer to God, I become more lovely to my husband. God's ways are so much higher than ours.

"This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: 'Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.'" -Isaiah 26: 15


  1. All honesty... I could write the exact same post about myself right now. I may even do that this week. You have inspired me. :)

  2. I love you babe! I grow deeper in love with you everyday and I thank the Lord for the inspiration you are to me and others. Your care for others has really challenged me.