Singles and God
I was invited to speak at Inspire’s first ever single’s conference in Houston Friday night. I have seen my friend Anita Carmen’s vision grow from an idea to a reality in the last 11 years. I was one of their first speakers along with Beth Moore 11 years ago! I am so proud of what Anita is doing for God.
I got to meet Jonathan McReynolds, recording artist, who debuted at #3 on Billboard and Essence Magazine Top Gospel Artists to Watch in 2014! Such a sweet, humble guy. Loved him. <a
And I met Michelle Bumgarner the “Mazda on the Road to Indy” race car driver. What a focused young woman who loves God!
I didn’t actually meet Kylie Bisutti, Winner of Victoria Secret’s Runway Angel competition and Author of “I’m No Angel: From Victoria Secret Model to Role Model” but we shared the podium. Such a sweet lady – sold out to Christ. In obedience to God she gave up her career. (I have reached and age and shape where I do not want to be in a room with a Victoria Secret model!!)
I was definitely the old lady in the bunch but I was able to give them what God has taught me. Experience counts!
I promised those there that I’d post what kind of husband the Lord is. I know I’ve posted it before…but it is worth repeating!
Psalm 104:34 “ My mediation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.”
In the Bible I read about what kind of spouse He is:
He thinks all I do and say is fascinating
He tells me I am beautiful/handsome – perfect really
Loves me totally
Forgives me freely
Enjoys my company
Delights in my presence
Provides for my every need – even before I know I need it
Understands me perfectly
Listens to my every whisper
Never tires of me
Gives me beautiful clothes and jewelry
Is building me a mansion
He’s never grumpy
His kindness is loving
He keeps everything in order
He’s never late but always on time
Never distracted when I am talking – pays close and full attention
Greets me at the door when I come home
Invites me into his arms
Holds my hand
Carries my burdens
Enjoys my music
Comforts me when I am sad
Soothes me when I am weary
Never lets me down
Never abandons me
Never rejects me
Never betrays me
Never belittles me
Wants me to be all I can be
He’s perfect in every way
He’s the best, safest, securest. And He always makes sure I get the best when I leave the choice to Him.
“For who in heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?” Ps 89:6
Ruth, thank you so much for this. I have missed my husband (divorced 6 years ago, by God’s very guidance) at times so much I weep and other times I know that I know that I know it had to happen). This beautiful description of God as my Husband is beautifully comforting to me. I thank you so much for this. With Love, Mickey
Married to Jesus for 43 years and He is all of the above and more! He’s not intimidated by my morning hair (or breath), He lets me fret, He knows I sometimes don’t mean what I say before the words even escape my mouth, He’s my Cup of Coffee when I don’t want to get out of bed, He’s the Sunshine when it’s raining, He gets it when others couldn’t begin to, He is The Wing I curl up under as the storms rage. He invented joy and He splashes it all over my life. I love Jesus Christ because He first loved me. Yes! He LOVES me!
Reblogged this on elliotlovedhhim and commented:
I’m so thankful to have met Ruth Graham, and now to be reading her posts on her blog site .
Last winter, a neighbor I scarcely know shoveled snow from my steps and made a path to my car. Earlier, I had bemoaned the fact that I had no husband to take care of it, nor a snow shovel to do it myself. Rather facetiously I asked God if He would shovel my snow! There was no earthly reason for the neighbor to do it. But maybe he received a Heavenly nudge?