The best is yet to come.....that was the thought that came as I prayed while waiting in my wedding car to make my grand appearance.
So when hubby passed me the mike to make my thank you speech during the wedding itself, something came over me and I spoke with no anxiousness at all...The best is yet to come, I know it....The best is yet to come.
Perhaps it was a revelation from God!
So...this phrase said, the months went by and it was forgotten.
Became pregnant and the phrase that touched my heart was How Great is Our God!
Became a mother....marriage became (admittedly) second rated. The kid no matter what his tantrums and whinnings becamse the priority. And I started to question how a marriage could survive a baby! Those who are close to me were bombarded with one personal question!
Then 2 things happened.
I had another revelation.
Many Sundays ago, my pastor preached about anger. How sometimes we get angry at our spouses for the misdeeds we were previously punished for when we were younger. So, we need to recognise this and put a stop to it (2 sentences summarized after a 30 minute sermon!).
I didn't understand how that was possible at first. But I do know that I have been getting very naggy and critical of hubby lately since the baby came. More than ever all the things he did AND did not do received some sort of remark from me! I thought I was just being particular and hubby didn't meet up to my standards! But I also knew that it was really bad for my marriage and really made hubby very sad.
Then last Sunday, in the toilet (of all places), it dawned upon me why I was reacting that way. It was because when we were young, we were always told not to procrastinate. To act boldly and not to be 'mousy' over any matter. We were 'told off' when we wanted to ask for something but didn't know all our facts related to the matter. And I realised that if I had to go through that kind of strict upbringing...why should anyone else be exempted from it!
Thus hubby (being the lay back nature that he is) got it really bad!
Then I also received another revelation.
This tape in my car has been going on and on.....and I have not (till this morning) paid much attention to the words! The tape is called "New Season - with Israel and New Bread". And the worship leader mentioned somethng that struck a cord in my heart this morning.
He said (paraphrasing) that when God gives us a fresh word, he also brings us into a new season. It may not always be a good season...but it is a necessary season!
And the song after was "Your Latter Will Be Greater".
And in that song....lies there words......The best is yet to come!
I look forward to this.
I believe I have a word.
A new season will come.
The best IS yet to come.
What therefore God has brought together, let no man seperate.
Not even if the 'man' is me!