Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Freedom

I grew up going to a mainline church. During grad school, I realized that I was looking to people to provide what only God could. I decided to "marry" Jesus--that He would be my one and only. I set a date, wrote a ceremony, and even bought a special ring.

A couple of months later, I was contemplating dating someone. I wasn't sure if I should or not--did marrying Jesus mean I couldn't marry a human? Was it the equivalent of committing to be a nun? As I prayed about it, I didn't think that it did, but I didn't want to mess up my relationship with Jesus.

As part of my bedtime routine, I always hooked my ring through my watch and set it on the dresser. One morning, the ring was no where to be found. Not on the dresser, under the dresser, under the bed, anywhere. It was like the ring had just disappeared into thin air! Even two years later when I moved out of the house and could really look everywhere, it was no where to be found.

I took that as a sign that I was free to be in a human relationship...and married my now-husband of more than ten years.

So this week I'm thankful for God's amazing way of freeing me from that concern, and making it clear to me who I should marry!


  1. God does make a way and speaks to us in ways we can comprehend. blessings to you.

  2. Such a wonderful thankful thursday post.

  3. Thanks for sharing your story. I don't think I've ever heard another like it!

    God bless you and your family.

  4. Isn't it awesome when He responds so clearly to us? Happy THankful Thursday to you!

  5. When He speaks, He speaks! Great story. Happy Thankful Thursday!

  6. Great story to share with others. The Bible has so many deep truths in it and sometimes Jesus brings them to us in ways we can understand best, such as your losing that ring.

    Have a great day!

  7. Oh wow... what an amazing story! I am always amazed at how God chooses to share His message with each of us.

  8. Hi,

    I know I have told you I love this story.. But let me tell you this again. I am wondering if I could post it at my site? Please pray about it and email me along with a short bio about yourself. Hugs, Lynn