2nd Anniversary Love Letter

A glimpse into the process, an email sent to the wife..

“Believers need to learn to view work not only in terms of monetary gain, but also in terms of the spiritual benefit they may gain on the job, such as learning patience, self-control, wisdom, etc. I believe we all would agree that working a job builds character, which is a meaningful step in our maturing in Christ. We need to both teach and model that we are working for Jesus, not for men, and that it is the Lord Christ whom we serve (Col 3:23-24).” – Patrick Lai, Tentmaking

Dear love,

As I am home studying, preparing, and training more for whatever our future holds, I’m so grateful that you allow me the freedom and flexibility to be able to do so. It is also on your shoulders that I can lean on and rest, that I can stand on to reach for higher goals and purposes for the Lord. This partnership, is something I truly do not take for granted. I hope you are benefiting from this partnership as well. I hope you are being filled.

As a man, I do sway at times thinking about making money, wanting to provide for us and our future family and it’s sometimes frustrating when the bills pile up and we need to cut out decisions because we are trying to be frugal with our money. I know you console me and say it’s not an issue for you, and sometimes it’s so hard for me to fully believe that, which makes you so much more of an incredible woman and person.

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction, for not allowing me to take the easier path, for keeping my eyes focused on the narrow path, no matter how foolish it seems, no matter how many times it doesn’t make sense. You are amazing.

“It never cost a disciple anything to follow Jesus; to talk about cost when you are in love with anyone is an insult.” – Oswald Chambers

I want to live like this for the Lord, I want us and our family to live like this for the Lord. And you are already showing me a glimpse of this, that there is no cost, there is no amount of money to the love you have for me, the love you have for following and pursuing God, and I’m so touched, I’m so encouraged, and I will keep on persevering.

I love you honey.

Happy next day into the third year of this amazing gift of marriage 🙂