Revive me, O’Lord

Revive me, O’Lord according to

Your loving kindness , The sum

of Your word is truth, and every

one of Your righteous ordinances

is everlasting.

Psalm 119:159-160

Many things have changed since the last entry I posted. I have given up all but one client and have taken on a full-time job to help my husband Jim keep up with the bills that seem to be never-ending on the farm. I work at a call centre and the hours are grueling and getting use to shift work has been hard on me. That’s why it’s been such a long time since I have put pen to paper.

Since I talk for a living now, dealing with a tooth that has  absessed has been a little bit draining but it has given me some time off to rest and to write. When trials persist I turn to the Lord and  when I read this passage in scripture it reminded  me of God’s gifts and how he can work in the darkest of circumstance and pick me back up just when I thought I was down and out for good. “Revive me O’Lord according to Your loving kindness” that line made my mind’s eye recall all the people who the Lord had worked through to reach out  and touch my life. But the one who stands out the most is my husband Jim. I had for so many years prayed to God to send me that certain one who would love me like no other and I have no doubt in my mind that Jim is the perfect guy for me. Over the years we have had are shares of up’s and down’s but through life’s trials we have learned how to appreciate each other’s strengths and forgive each other’s weak spots. Learning about how God loves me has made me more aware of how much me husband love’s me and how much I see the Lord reside in my husband. I have always said to Jim that if we did not have the Lord there is no way our marriage would   have survived the things we have been through. Never was I so aware of this fact when I stumbled across an old journal I had in college. I had just broken up with a guy and I was heart-broken. Determined to never have that happen again I made a list of attributes I would look for in my perfect guy and I also gave a physical description of what he would look like and where we would live. Much time had passed and I had long forgotten that list by the time I had met Jim but the Lord had not forgotten that list and knowing how to give good gifts to his children he brought me Jim. When years later I stumbled upon that old journal and read the physical description of my perfect man it was as if I was looking straight at Jim and saying out loud he is tall with dark hair and a moustache, we live on a farm with  horses etc. (the only thing that did not match the list is we do not have a pond or a boat)  All his character traits like being honest , patient and a good sense of humor were one the list. When I wrote the list I remember being patient was very high up on the list because I am always forgetting my keys, my purse, where I parked the car etc. and it always drove my boyfriend at the time and some of my friends crazy. I remember being a little bit amazed when I read that journal  because that is one of the traits I admire most in my husband is his ability to be so patient with me and others. He never gets mad when he has to go back to the restaurant or church or friends houses because I have forgotten my purse, my keys and so on. I have no doubt that Jim was hand-picked by God to be my perfect match. To quote a famous movie ” He completes me”. but only because the good Lord designed him for me. I am so glad that the Lord made me wait for Mr. Right and not for Mr. right now. The Lord has reached out to me through my husband so many times and his touch on our lives has revived me through some of the toughest times I have ever faced.  When I put my trust in the Lord and ask him to reveal himself to me it is truly amazing when he shows me how much he was involved is my life right from the very beginning. It is a reflection of just how much he knows about me and how much he loves me, I have no doubt that the Lord’s word is truth and the things he ordains will stand as an everlasting testimony of his love and righteousness because he shows me how those words play out in my own life

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10 Comments

  1. Heidi Viars said,

    December 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

    What a beautiful testimony to God’s faithfulness in your life. Even though the storms of life hit hard, your faith is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing from your heart and life! Blessings to you!

  2. Heidi Viars said,

    February 14, 2014 at 2:47 am

    How are you, dear one?

    • February 17, 2014 at 7:21 am

      under the weather I am battling my second round of respitory flu which has flared up my lungs. Ihave been in and out of hospital thurs,fri,sat for ventolin.atrovet mask treatments and yesterday I had shingles (painful rash) break out on my face. It always happens when I am stressed and sick please remember me in your prayer hope all is well with you

      • Heidi Viars said,

        February 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        I am so sorry that you have to deal with this sickness again. I prayed for you this morning, dear friend!

      • March 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

        Hi Heidi I just got a call from the hospital today because when I was having trouble with my lungs they did xrays of my heart and they have found some sort of defect between the two chamber walls so they are booking me in with a heart specialst , I have had a real battle with illness for most of my life and today I feel a bit discouraged thanks so much for caring about me its always good to hear from you

      • Heidi Viars said,

        March 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

        I will pray… for God to lead you all the way, and for the doctors to know how to treat you. I am so sorry that you have to go through that, but also am grateful that God did reveal that there is a problem.
        I someone say the other day, “If God will bring you to it, He will bring you through it.” I pray you find rest in Him, in His sovereign knowledge and intimate love for you.

      • February 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

        Sorry to hear you are so sick. My, you do have your health concerns. I will definitely keep you in prayer. I am not on the KCC prayer chain anymore. They took me off cause we don’t attend. So I don’t get that information about people. May the Lord Jesus give you His strength and touch your body as to heal this infection as well as the shingles. May the Lord God indeed revive you Jennifer. In Christ Jesus.

        Rebecca

      • March 1, 2014 at 6:25 am

        Hi Rebecca while I was in the hospital because of problems with my lungs they did some xrays of my heart and the hospital called today to tell me that they seen a defect in my heart between the two chambers of my heart so they are booking me in to see a heart specialist please keep me in your prayers thanks so much jen

      • March 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

        For sure you are in my prayers. May you find peace with Him through all of this. Know that He is with you. May healing come soon in Jesus name.


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