13 years ago I made one of the best decisions of my life, I married Glory Sterling. I remember telling my youth pastor, “I can't wait to do ministry with her.”
As I look back I smile at the years of student ministry we have done together. Then sadden by how I allowed the slow fade of the go go go of ministry to eat away at the pray pray pray of ministry she was my steady voice. I was faced with the reality of how patient Glory has been through 14 1/2 years of go go go. I think that if the shoe was on the other foot I would not have been so patient. So last year, I said, "I do again!" And I plan on saying it everyday of my life!
So today I salute my wife. Her “grind” and the “position” of ministry she has held hasn’t earned her many “close friends” but the ones she has, she loves hard. I know this first hand because she has loved me hard even when I was VERY unlovable but she has ALWAYS stayed consistent, never checked her brain at the door and spoke hard truth which has gotten her “in trouble.” I’m sad to admit that I didn’t always have her back in times when she needed me because I let the politics of things blind me.
I'm not sure where you may be in relationship with your spouse but if God put you two together just realize that your spouse is NOT your enemy, they are a warring partner. It’s sad that it has taken me this long for it to click, but I refuse to have anything tear me away from my warring partner.
Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.”
-I didn’t make her into a good thing. I FOUND a good thing (the Lord prepared her)!
-I see the favor from the LORD when I feel inadequate and limited she is my earthly help-meet.
Because we allowed God to put back our broken pieces I can say 100% it's a joy being married for 13 years and still doing ministry together. I feel like we’re dating all over again! I love you with every fiber of my body.