End of Day Thought

It’s just before bedtime and I sit here thinking back over today’s church service. It started out like usual. Then towards the end of the music part of the service, it was apparent God took a tighter hand on the reigns of what was going to be the rest of the service.

His Spirit moved upon the crowd and was causing several to cry out under the Holy Spirit. Several came forward, but some were so overcome they could not get out of their seats. I went to one, then another. I ended up at the platform in front of a young man rededicating his life to God.

To be honest, I was not feeling anything in particular as usual, but when God began to move so did I. I saw many touched by God in a short time.

Then I saw my wife go to the pastor and whisper in his ear. Then while I was praying with the young man rededicating his life, my wife whispered in my ear she was going to share something when things calmed down.

Then the calm came my wife stood with a microphone in hand and confessed something we neither thought needed to be made known in a public gathering. Our lives together began under circumstances that ended both our prior marriages. We did what was already in our hearts all the wrong way for the wrong reasons at the time, but thanks be to God He saw our true hearts and kept us together to this day. That has been twelve years. Even my psychologist back then told me she would be only my “shiny new toy”. God foresaw the way we were to go and directed us gently until even this day where we are a respected couple, I as an ordained Chaplain and she is just months from her full ordination as a minister of the Word of God as well.

Out of the murky waters of adultery came a calling of God as He saw fit to put us together to fulfill a calling upon both of us as only He can do. We have carried in our hearts the desire to become one in Him and Him alone. His hand has shaped us into one.

I love my wife dearly, no matter what past circumstances may have gone before us. We are one in God. We left the service together with a clean slate.

About Jim

I'm a 71 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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