Good morning, Precious Family:
Happy Wednesday. I get so excited when I think about the ability to share with you all. I hope you have had a wonderful week. I hope that in every circumstance that may have occurred this week that you have said, “Thank you” to God. Gratefulness, even when life is hard, is a necessary state of mind, as children of God.
Some of you know me personally. You know that I have been struggling with my health, especially over the last three years. Life became even more challenging last year in May when I had my car accident that landed me in the hospital.
My husband has stood by me the entire way. He has been such an amazing caregiver. A few weeks ago, Anthony changed jobs so that he could be home every evening. He made the declaration that we were going to change our eating habits. We started eating clean ketogenic foods and incorporating intermittent fasting.
Anthony said that he was scared to death because he was having dreams and visions of me being bedridden and sick. He said very clearly to me, “You may get mad at me during this journey, but I’m trying to save your life.” Since we started this journey about 3 weeks ago, I have lost 14 pounds. My depression has lifted, and I can walk without losing my breath.
So the question of “What does love have to do with it? It has EVERYTHING to do with it. Love saved my life. I tell people all the time about the original testimony of our relationship and how God prepared me to be Anthony’s wife months before we even met face to face.
As we come up on Valentines Day, love is in the air. Our first love should ALWAYS be the Triune God we serve, represented by God, The Father, God, The Holy Spirit, and God, The Son. Draw close to God, and He will give you the desire of your heart as long as they line up with His will and purpose for your life.
Precious Holy Father,
As we are allowed to wake up each day, we are reminded as your children that you are our everything. May we begin each day with praise and adoration of your unfailing love. We draw close to you because you are our first love. Lead us and guide us in your perfect way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This week’s worship video comes from Michael W. Smith. The song, ‘Draw Me Close To You,’ should be our anthem. As you have your quiet time prayer and worship this week, play this song in the background. Allow it to wash over you.
I love you all with the amazing and everlasting love of Jesus,