A Tribute to My Wife – A Question for All of Us
Written December 3, 2012
It has been said that it is the little things that make the biggest difference. With that being said I would like to brag a little bit on my wife and reveal to you a little known fact about her and at the same time pose a question to you about your life and your relationship with our Savior.
In the parsonage right now there are many books that will most likely never be read or even opened in my or Allison’s lifetime. They are not volumes you can buy at any bookstore, in fact they are one of a kind originals. They would not bring a hefty sum on eBay and probably wouldn’t be bought at a yard sale if they were marked for a quarter but they truly are priceless.
What are these priceless books you might ask. They are Allison’s prayer journals. Each and every day, without fail, my wife has a quiet time where she takes her Bible, her devotional book, and her journal and spends time praying, reading, and communing with Christ. Usually this occurs when I am not at home but there are occasions when we have had a busy day and the morning was crammed full of things to do and her quiet time is pushed back to the evening or even at night. There are sometimes when we have had an exhausting day and I have encouraged her to put things off till she has had a time to rest but her answer is basically the same. “I need to I have my quiet time.”
For my wife to have a day without praying and spending time with God is just not an option. She does not want to spend a day absent of a quiet time with her Lord and Savior and I think that is wonderful.
There are so many things we say we cannot go without in the course of a day. For many it is coffee, for others it is technology, we can’t go a day without checking facebook or email, for others the thought of being away from their cell phone is unthinkable. Here’s a good question, what about being away from God? Where does He rate on the list of things we can’t be without for a day?
Does being away from God make you go into panic mode like having the cable go out or having the internet go down at your house? Now I’m not saying that things like our phones and coffee are not important but what I hope this little article has done is challenge your spiritual life a little in thinking about how much God means to you in your life.
Let us pray and cultivate that relationship with God that is of such vital importance that the thought of being away from God even one day would be unthinkable. Let us seek after a relationship like David spoke of in the psalms. “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4 ESV).