Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Gift Of Inspiration

KeriMae sent me this beautiful journal to be a companion to my "Created To Be His Help Meet" book. I placed it on my bed this morning, and begin to flip through the pages. I read the words that continue to inspire me.


About a year ago, a friend of mine (Cheryl) purchased the book "Created To Be His Help Meet" for me. To be honest, I figured that it would be a great "christian" book, but it would be full of things that I would have to weed out. Sometimes those books are just too exhausting for me. However, this book wasn't like that all. It was full of the King James Version verses, and brimming with the wisdom that I had been brought up to believe about woman and man. It brought tears to my eyes many times, and made me truly look at myself again and again.



Now I shared alot of the wisdom with my husband, and this may have been my downfall. For Satan tried me in this. I felt that as I would share the ideas and things I felt I needed to improve on with my Den the more I felt I was failing, and the more I feared he felt the same. So this time I will be a little more discreet. Not to say that sharing these beautiful things with your husband is a bad idea, it's just that for me, my pride got in the way. I know that is something I need to work on too. Believe me, I have a lot of things I would like to work on, pride is one of many.



Anyway, Den left this morning only to return minutes later with a package in his hand. In this package was the journal (pictured above). He smiled warmly, as did I, when the package was unveiled. I have been working on my heart and all that I want to be, and Den knows this about me. I kissed him as he left for work knowing that my work was just beginning too (In more ways than one.)



So I hope that as I begin down this path again, that you will appreciate the small transformations that I am going to undergo.

12 comments:

Mrs.Martin said...

Trina, I would love to look at that book. I also have a book for my daughters that uses the king james version, Polished Cornerstones. It doesn't tell the interuptation, but rather let's you read for youself what the Lord thinks about a certain situation. Love it.

I love you and how you try so hard to be a good wife. I know it comes from the heart.

marykathryn said...

Well from our many conversations as well I too know that having your heart right before the Lord is something you strive for EVERYDAY and I gotta say that is such anexample to me and I thank you for that!! You are so special to me and when I am down I seek advice from you and everything starts to look brighter..amazing!! We are not perfect and thankfully the Lord Knows that and he is willing to give us enough time to work out our flaws...I Love You
BTW..I think you are an amazing wife and mommy..just for the record..LOL

meNmykids said...

I read something about that book in Cheryls post, tried to find it but had the name wrong. Maybe I'll try again, I know that I could use help in understanding how to be a godly wife. Soooo many times I fail.

Fifi said...

I believe there are many good books, but best is the right book at the right time! Often I have bought a book and attempted to sift through the pages, and it has meant diddly-squat to me! A couple of years on, I have picked up that same book, and it hits me smack between the eyes! Revelation at last!
Thanks for sharing..... and enjoy the lovely gift!

Lori said...

It sounds like you have a very supportive and loving relationship!! Good luck on your journey ~ I will pray you find the peace you are looking for!

Stephanie10 said...

Hey Trina!
Chances are you've already been tagged with the Thinking Blogger Award, so you can just ignore this, if you like. Otherwise, feel free to come to my blog to see the tag.

la bellina mammina said...

Good luck and god bless on your journey, Trina.

Keri said...

I think it just pleases our guys when they know we just WANT to be a good wife to them. I hope you will continue to be inspired and challenged, knowing that what God has begun, HE will finish! (Amen, hallelujah!)

BTW, soooooooo awesome to have a friend to go away with. I'll try not to be so very green :)

Blessings,
Keri Mae

KarenW said...

That book has been on my "to read" list for a long time - the list in my head anyway. Hopefully, I'll get around to it soon. Thanks for sharing from your heart!

Nadine said...

What a heart felt post. I love reading your blog, especially when you talk about your hubby. You have a good one. I have a good one too. Isn't God good how he woes us to change our hearts.

Sunydazy said...

Hurray! I was wondering if anyone had gotten this yet! That book has helped me in a lot of ways and is by far my favorite marriage book to recommend (I don't like most of them out there). I need to re-read it...I've got some struggles going on in my heart. The journal looks lovely,...inspiring! Congratulations!

Mother-of-Hope said...

What a nice gift! I haven't heard of that book, I'll have to check it out. I have been doing a Bible study recently on Appreciating Your Spouse. Maybe I'll check that out when I'm done. :D