When I started writing this blog back in November 2012 I had been dating my husband for about 3 months and was not yet engaged. 4 Months later on March 4th, 2013 he proposed and on July 28th, 2013 at 10am we were married! So a lot has happened in the less than 12 month since I started writing this journal. I’m studying – hardcore! I’m preparing and learning as much as I can for marriage and what I can do to be the wife my husbands needs and even more importantly the wife God created me to be!
I’m striving to be an excellent wife. Striving to be a Godly wife. I want to be better for my husband than he is able to be on his own.
My desire is to be the help meet that no one else can be for him. That’s my greatest call as a woman created in the image of God.
I began this journey and I had been looking to God to mature me and grow me up spiritually and as a woman for His Glory. It started simply: I had given up hope of meeting a christian man in this country. (I had been living in Japan for 6 years at the time I left just after my 9th year!) I stopped trying, stopped looking, stopped being hopeful or expectant. Then God challenged me to live with expectation, He gave me scripture after scripture of hope! (my two faves: Isaiah 34:16 Romans 8:19)
I began to change my mind set, I woke up every single day with hope and expectation declaring aloud “Today is the day I am going to meet my husband!” I figured one of these days I was bound to be right!
I began to STUDY scripture. I mean hardcore study of every place a woman is written about, or marriage or husband, wife…whatever it is I used every resource and concordance I could get my hands on.
I bought a few books and borrowed tons more. God brought some excellent resources into my life to challenge me and help direct my thoughts upon Him and His ideas and ideals of marriage. (a couple that I really learned from: His Rules, God is Matchmaker, A Good Man is Hard to Find)
As I read and studied I came to find out that my ideas of marriage were all wrong! They were selfish and motivated by culture and expectations, dreams and fairy-tales. Once I got my thoughts right I was so content in being single and just happy to be a woman of God…willing to do whatever I could for Him and with Him! I didn’t lose the hope or expectation, I just didn’t focus on wanting a husband, I put my focus on Jesus for a change.
Then he found me! Our story is amusing to me…and most people I tell. but I never wanted a typical story anyhow!
I’m Bree, I am Canadian, I spent nearly a decade in Nagoya, Japan and now divide my time between family in Canada and waiting for my American Immigration visa to process. Serving the Lord is my greatest desire and pleasing Him more than anything is my life goal. Now He is giving me the opportunity and responsibility to serve Him as a wife. I accepted the challenge with fear and trembling…and a lot of love and excitement for the great man that God has entrusted to me.
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