Well, it's been a little over a week that my husband has been home. We are all trying to relearn and transition back to being a 5 person household. If I can be honest, it's not easy.
I was crying out to God one day because I had all these expectations of his return and let me tell you this is nothing like what I had envisioned. As I was crying and pouting, God said, you prayed for his return and I've done that, do you not think I can change him into the man of God I called him to be? OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I said, well yes Lord, but. He said there are no buts, you are to extend grace to him just as I extend my grace to you. It won't be easy, but I will help carry the burden. I will be here to hear your cries and when you are done, you will be light and salt to him. Plant the seeds and let me water and grow them. It is not my desire that he be lost to the world. It is not my desire that he profess to be a Child of God and yet live like the world. If I covered, kept, and protected you and your children for 4 years...I will not stop now. This is not about you, but it is about My glory.
Really, after the Lord finishes "spanking" you in that manner, there really isn't much more to say except...Yes Lord!
So, please continue to pray for me and my family as the children and I strive to be salt and light to my husband.
We are specifically praying that his will be broken so that God can step in and be the Lord of His life. This is only day #2 but he is getting up with me each morning to pray and read a portion of scripture. We are also trying to get back in the groove of family devotions and he has participated in that as well. So continued prayer that he become increasingly hungry for the things and ways of God and allows the Word of God to transform his life and way of thinking.
Blessings and much thanks for your prayers!