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When Sinners Say "I Do" Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

The gospel is something we need in every area of our lives.  In marriage and in singleness.  In joy and in sorrow.  In good times and in hard times.  When life feels good and when life feels confusing.  This book showed so much of my need for Jesus and His grace. It calls us to look at our own sins and not be so easy to point out the sins of those around us.   It shows the great gravity of our sins.  We can all tend to point fingers and defend or blame our sins on others or life circumstances.  I think especially today it is so easy to do this and not truly see our sins.  "It is wrong, not because of what it does to me, or my spouse, or child, or neighbor, but because it is an act of rebellion against the infinitely holy and majestic God." -Jerry Bridges "There can be no small sins against a great God." -J.I. Packer Dave Harvey mentions in the book that with true sorrow of our "little sins", our awareness of God and His mercy grow. Be quick to see our own

2020 Update

So it's been a while and a lot has changed.  Moving.  Heart break.  More heart break.  What a year in a half its been.  It's probably been more like two years at this point.  Life took a crazy ride.  An up and down adventure.  Filled with lots and lots of tears.  Lots of wounds, opened and opened again. Lost friends.  Broken trusts.  It's moved me across the country.  To a new place.  A new home.  A new culture, people and area.  So many trees.  Weather changes.  Lots and lots of rain and cloudy days.  More free time.  More time to read and study.  Time to heal from the hurt and work through areas I've really struggled in.  Time to grow in trust as I work through a change in life, a change in everything I once new.  Time to get to know new people and a new culture.
Learning to trust the Lord is hard.  Learning to fight the fear and anxiety of life all around you is a constant battle.  You often have to surrender your hopes, dreams, and desires to Him.  You have to acknowledge the pride in your heart and hold everything with an open hand as you learn to trust that the Lord has a perfect plan for your life.  Whether thats what you want or not.  Remember Romans 8, that God is good.  He is always good and sovereign.  Even if it's hard and it hurts.  He's growing us and sanctifying us.  Letting go is hard.  But we have to trust the Lord.  I want to control so many things and I want to have a perfect and clear path for my life and right now that's not happening and I'm learning to let and go and trust the Lord has perfect plan right where He has me and is growing me and sanctifying in so many ways that, in a few years, I hope can look back and thank the Lord for this season of waiting.

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