Monday, September 5, 2011

The Available Husband



Jesus makes a great husband not to mention an awesome communicator. Here’s what happened to me this morning in my kitchen as I finished cleaning up after breakfast. My kitchen faucet lever snapped off while the water was flowing full blast and steaming hot. I panicked like a crazy woman. My hubby just left for the Recreation Center in a nearby town 15 miles from our home. I couldn't reach him on his cell. I was in a tizzy and that’s when I called on the Name of the Lord. I picked up the broken piece amidst the blast of steaming water and tried to fit the jagged edges together to at least shut off the flowing water. It worked.

Years ago we nicknamed my husband “Dice” for fun and it fits him perfectly because you never know what you are going to get. I learned that he didn’t even have his cell phone with him this morning! When I finally calmed down and resumed praying, Jesus got a heavy dose of praise for being there. I thought long about the immediacy of His Presence; He always is there. He said He would never leave me and He meant it.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deu 31:8

“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Heb. 13:5

I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. Joshua 1:5

Modern technology is a blessing. I was able to contact my daughter who also works out at the Rec Center in the early hours of the morning. She did have her cell and was able to track down Dice so he could pick up a new faucet while he was there in town. But, I have to say, nothing beats the instant attention of the Lord. I’m never alone when I’m with Him and the neat thing is that I don’t have to leave a voice message nor do I have to go through some influential big name for access to Him. Whisper His Name and He’s there! He’s the available husband.

This post links up today to Shanda at A Pause on the Path


19 comments:

  1. I am glad God came through for you here. He probably knew you didn't need that! He is truly a loving and merciful God!

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  2. I love this tale of your crazy morning, turned spiritual lesson. Isn't that just how the Lord, and the Holy Spirit work in our lives ~ EVERYTHING is given meaning and purpose ~ I love the scripture you shared ~ what a blessing!!

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  3. Even in an emergency situation calling on Jesus and He calmed you enough so you could do a temporary fix. God is so good!

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  4. That's always my favorite when He shows up in the midst of any chaos in our lives. I could hear you screaming and He immediately calmed not the storm but you. :) The way He does with me as I go through this difficult battle at work. He is awesome!

    It reminded me of that time when something broke in the bathroom and I was to read my Bible upstairs. But for some reason, decided to stay in the family room (His nudging perhaps). If I didn't, I would have found my son playing the piano floating as a pipe had burst and was shooting lots of water. There I was screaming for my husband and child. I was just throwing all kinds of cloth materials my hands could grab onto the floor. Yet, when the chaos was over and it got fixed by my hubby, we found ourselves laughing so hard because I had never yelled like that (consider me a calm person on critical situations...Yeah right!)...

    Anyway, I just visited another sister's awesome post and like yours, He is reminding me that He is God of Able. Glory be to God!

    Thank you sister for your incessant whispers of petitions. God bless and always protect you and your family. Love you in Christ.

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  5. loved this. He's there no matter what we need....even to fit a broken faucet back on.

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  6. Sue at pear tree lane had a similar experience to share this morning. The same encouragement. He is always taking care of us. We just need to listen to Him. Yea!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  7. I enjoyed your post and the reminder that God is always with us in the little details of our lives. Have a great week!

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  8. You ALWAYS make my heart smile and this post did just that. To know that He never leaves us...that we are never alone no matter what happens in our lives, makes me tilt my head off to the side this day envisioning my head resting gently on his shoulder. Ahhhhh, oh how I love you Lord.

    Love you too my friend,
    Alleluiabelle

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  9. Oh, this is so true! I saw this time and again in my years of being a single mom. I even had one old house window that I could never open without asking the Lord to help me first.
    Once my dad was helping me around the house (he's a Mr. Fix-it) and he went to open the window and couldn't. I told him what worked for me, prayed, and voila! I opened it!

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  10. what a great illustration to be to use in such a positive way. Thanks for dropping by.

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  11. What a great post! Thank you for sharing the scripture and encouraging words. And the reminder that God is always there...concerned with all things in our lives.

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  12. Being single, I struggle with this. Great reminder to remember I have and will always have Jesus as my available husband. Blessings.

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  13. Your 'Dice' sounds awesome! And even better, God provided just when you needed it. Great story!

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  14. And, Mary, rumor has it that Jesus NEVER text-messages!!

    What a privilege it is to carry everything to God in prayer. Remember that old song? How comfortingly true that is.

    No offense to our dear husbands, but we have an awesome Bridegroom!

    GOD BLESS!

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  15. What a great God we serve. He's always on the end of our rope. What joy He must have received from your praise.

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  16. I'm praising Him for sparing you any painful burns, Mary ... that had to be so frightening!
    Wherever we are, God IS ... and all is well!

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  17. Too many times I am guilty of acting first then praying last. The Lord is always faithful and He certainly came through for you.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  18. Oh so many times in my life I've depended on His faithful husbandry! What joy & comfort it is to know that He alone knows exactly how to provide for & protect me, when sometimes I leave my husband to guess at those things.

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  19. Thank you for the encouragement.

    I host a link up on Fridays called Brag on God Friday. Seems like something you would enjoy being part of.

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