Everyone who knows me knows that I have a husband. It will be 18 years next month when I will celebrate the day I said ‘I do’ in front of a goodly number of people and God in a church committing to spend the rest of my life with Mr Lee James Gallaher. So, when I complete surveys, which I try to do less of these days, I tick the ‘married’ box because I have a husband! In fact, I have a wonderful husband, thank God!
As I was praying about what to write about in this edition of FLCG connect, I was wonderfully directed to the answer by the Holy Spirit while reading my daily chapter. I read these great words in 2 Timothy 2:22: ‘Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.’ (NLT)
I was travelling back from Court the other day after a particularly difficult hearing, involving a divorcing couple who were in a dispute over how to deal with the family home and other assets in the marriage. An underlying theme to the whole thing was that the ‘only option’ would be to sell the house and each spouse attempt to use the limited equity to find alternative accommodation.
I popped into a cobblers the other day to get my boots re-healed. I work in a quaint market town which has retained its old cobblestones in and around the market place. Whilst it looks ‘oldie-worldie’, walking around on the cobblestones has meant that the heals on my shoes and boots have taken a ‘hit’! As I walked into the little cobblers just near the market place, the shop attendant was taking down their Christmas decorations. I remarked that it was sad to see the Christmas season coming to an end (a season I particularly enjoy). She responded that it was time for them to be taken down as she didn’t want to go too far into the New Year with them up in the shop.
God wants you to live a victorious life. His plan is for you to be able to overcome every obstacle or difficulty that comes your way in any area of your life – spirit, soul, body, finances or relationships. Sometimes attacks from Satan come in one or two or every area of your life and it can be difficult to stand! Here are some tools that will help you to stand:
As I was praying about the first edition of FLCG Connect, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to write my first article on the subject of love. The Holy Spirit shared with me that walking in love (God’s love) is so vitally important but we sometimes rush past it to get to other biblical principles that may ‘help’ us in a more tangible way.