Yesterday I was talking to Matt and he was telling me about new people he's been meeting. One of the first things I asked him was "Did you tell them about us? Do they know you have a wonderful wife and son?..." Something inside of me yearns for my husband to make us known. I don't want people thinking he's just a single guy going through the academy alone....I want them all to know he has a family who cares about him and miss him. I want them to know he misses us. That he loves us and we are on the forefront of his mind. I know this sounds ridiculous, do I really expect Matt to introduce himself this way:
"Hi, I'm Matt. I have a wonderful wife and son in California and I miss them dearly..."
First of all, Matt would never say "dearly" and second, that sounds a little crazy. Who really begins a conversation that way?? Of course they know he's married (wedding ring is dead giveaway). And as He gets to know people I'm sure He will tell them all about our sweet son. He will probably even show them all the cute pictures I've been sending :)
I was thinking about that this morning when I heard a still, small voice saying:
"Do you talk about me? What about my Son? Does he come up in your conversations? It brings me great joy when you speak of your love for me you know."
Ouch. Touche Lord.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
Today my God challenged me to make HIS name known. He wants people to know I am not going through life alone. I have a father in Heaven who cherishes me, I have Jesus who purifies my daily sins, and His Holy Spirit guiding me. He wants to be on the forefront of my mind.
So in case you don't already know me, and even if you do, allow me to introduce myself and the purpose of my blog...
"Hi, I'm Clarissa. Let me tell you about how great my God is..."