Thursday, December 17, 2009

So Proud Of My Man


Today I interrupt our regularly scheduled program, to boast. Not about myself, but about my man!

I am so proud of him today, I can hardly stand it. You see, a few months ago, he was nominated to be a deacon in our church. We have been at our church for fifteen years, and he has served in many capacities, but this was a huge and unexpected honor.

Just like we all have experienced, when we feel God is calling us to step out of our comfort zones, he was unsure of whether or not this was Gods call on his life - whether or not he was qualified or capable of filling those shoes - whether or not he should take this leap of faith and turn the reins of his life over to God.

But God worked in his heart so mightily over the past few months, and he was elected by the church, and officially ordained last night. Last night during the service, he poured out his heart and shared his personal testimony of life, faith, and learning life and faith, and as I sat in the pew, so filled with pride, appreciation, admiration and respect for him, my eyes filled with tears of joy.

You see, I have seen God work miracles in our life this year, in me, and in him, and in us. God has truly proven that he can and will use everything to His glory, and that if we believe, and trust, and obey, He will surely bless.

So, today, this one is for you Michael! Thank you for being such a wonderful provider, loving father, amazing husband, and the best friend a girl could ask for. I am sitting on the edge of my seat, anxiously waiting to see the doors that God will open for you as you walk this journey of faith, and to witness how He will use you in amazing ways. Thank you for your heart, and for the invaluable gift of being my husband for almost twenty years.

I can think of no better gift that I could receive this Christmas, or any Christmas in all the years to come for that matter, than to know that my husband loves and follows the Lord with all his heart.


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6 comments:

Tracey said...

Tracie,

That was a very beautiful post you did for your husband. I am not married but long for the day that God will send him to me. I've waited a long time and it has not been easy. The only quality I look for is that he love God more than he loves me. You are truly blessed.

Charlene Kidd said...

Tracie,
I am so excited for you, Michael and your family. It is an honor, and God will show himself mightily for you. Merry Christmas my friend.

Kim Pittman said...

It's so hard for some of my friends to understand how much more I want my husband to love God than he loves me - how when this happens everything falls into place just as Jesus intended it to. I'm blessed with the same type of husband, the second greatest gift God's given me, the first of course His forgiveness and love. I'm so happy that God has given you a husband that looks up, that serves our risen Savior above all! I pray that it will always be this way for you both because it makes life worth the living.

Merry Merry CHRISTmas!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracie,

What a great interruption....Wish the world could be full of Good News.
...We need more of it.
...Be proud of your husband.
...Stand by him.
...encourage him.
...beautiful...beautiful post.
....Many many Blessings

Rhonda

Jennifer Licko said...

That is WONDERFUL!!!! I loved reading this blog today! Give Michael a hug for me!
Jennifer

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

What a great post. I love reading about how God works in the lives of others. Tell Michael congratulations. Awesome to see Gods Mighty hand at work! Also, tell him Lew says hi.