Monday, July 21, 2008

My God is a show-off...and I love Him for it.

Prologue:
God glances down from His heavenly throne, smiles, and starts fulfilling the words He spoke long ago over two peoples' lives. He acts with divine orchestration to work out a plan that no mind could conceive. The two people see a little 'darkness' over their minute self-made plans. God sees it as a divine opportunity to get some glory. For then they will know, that the LORD their God is God, and 'nothing is too difficult for Him.'

Scene one
:
Character Me and my circumstances --> haven't seen my man in 2 months
--> finishing up Hebrew I (loved it - even more than
Greek
--> can't wait to see my man visit on Friday
Character man and his circumstances --> haven't seen his woman in 2 months
--> whirlwind travel schedule
--> can't wait to come visit woman in Boston
Scene two:
Character man and character me realize the airplane ticket is too expensive if they plan to do such things like eat and pay their cell phone bills in the future. Dern it....Airplanes are dumb :(

Scene three:
Character me --> tries to put on her 'big girl panties' and just deal with it
--> couldn't find those
--> spends a lot of quality time on the carpet with her Jesus
--> sad heart; in-love heart aches much
Character man --> does his best to support and encourage and understand slightly hormonal woman in the far away land of Boston

Scene four:
Character me --> desperate and unashamed to beg to her God, pleads for a miracle

Scene five:
Character man --> wonders if a double-doozie cookie from the Great American Cookie Company would help woman.
Character me --> tells him not even those would help...she misses her man (Character man gasps in shock at the severity of the situation!)

Scene six:
Character man --> receives a check in the mail Thursday morning from a mutual couple of friends of ours to bless us in hopes of making a visit possible
Character woman --> receives an email from a fellow GTech sorority sister Thursday evening making it possible for character man to receive a Delta buddy pass
Both characters - can't believe their friends...wonder if they will ever know how their obedience unto the Lord to give blessed our hearts. Surely not...

Scene seven:
Character me --> cries, laughs, screams, and sits down in her hall for a while
--> marvels at a God of such mercy
--> humbled at the blessings He as a Heavenly Father longs to lavish when
we walk obediently to the difficult things to which He calls us
--> supposed to be studying for her Hebrew final she has the next morning
--> can't concentrate to study hardly because she's too excited
--> can't sleep because she's still in awe of her God and anxious to see a
'second' love
--> recognizes the blessing of the presence of the Body even more

Scene eight: Character Me picks Character Man up at the Boston airport and jumps into his arms -- be still my heart -- thy love is here! -- Curtains close





















Trust in Him with all your heart siestas. He is jealous to be your Only passion and love. I rejoice with you over the ways, even the difficult ones, in which He makes sure He is the One who receives all the glory and praise in your lives. I just started back to class this week, so I'll seek to catch up with you more by the end of the week. Love each of you!

21 comments:

jennyhope said...

I am so glad you got to see each other. God is so good!! He has wowed me so much!!

connorcolesmom said...

Shelly
That is incredible!!
I love our God and how He knows the desires of our hearts and delights in giving them to us!
The 2 of you look SO HAPPY!
I know you are ready to be with him on a more consistent basis :)
Love ya
Kim

debra said...

this made me cry.

Kristen said...

Oh Shelly... I delight that Our God gave you and Nate the gift of precious time together. Ah, young love! The only thing that is better (besides the Love of our God) is seasoned love, that continues to grow deeper over time. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life... I smiled at my man as he walked into the room. I remember the days of young love and am grateful for the past 18 years of married life with him and the young love that seasoned to richness over time.
God Bless!
K

Little Steps Of Faith said...

:-) Jesus rocks:)

I am so happy for you:)

---Now next scene: go study:)

I once was led to Hebrews from beginning to the end in one day..its an amazing chapter:)

Be Blessed:)

ang

Fran said...

Shelly...
Y'all are absolutely precious and adorable and too too cute. More than that...you both love Jesus deeply and I'm so happy for your weekend together.

Hope your week is going well.
Praying for you this morning!
Hugs,
Fran

Kelly S. said...

WOW...I'm blown away, but yet I'm not. We serve and awesome GOD. Thrilled that you were blesssed in such a way and thank you for sharing. I loved the pictures! You two are so cute!!

ps, Owen turned 3 this month! Such a big boy and headed to preschool in Aug!

love you
Kelly

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Hey sweet friend - thanks for stopping by and saying hey on my blog!! I am so excited you got to see your man!! But thank you for speaking to my heart thru your perspective of HIS provisions in your life!! I love it girl!!! love you too!! Thank you so blessing me - you will never know!! love, Leigh

Luanne said...

I found you through the LPM blog. As a mother of a son going off to college for his frosh year--it is so encouraging to see another student away from home and sold out for Jesus. We have the same background and template for our blogs!! God bless!

Toknowhim said...

You and I were/are in similar circumstances... My hubby has been away training for a new job...We have never been apart as long as we have been, but I feel like during this time God is reminding me that He needs to be my number one desire, and not my hubby...But at the same time God has given me a fresh dose of love for my hubby...It is unbelievable...

Press on college girl!!! You will make it through His Power...

Tänia said...

Oh sweetie... you are such a blessing! I loved your post and was so touched by the end of the story... I know you and your sweet hubby are so overwhelmed by God's goodness!

WOO HOO!

Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

Patty said...

Shelly,
That is so awesome of our Great God!!! He cares about the things that you care about. Oh for the day when the two of you are not separated by miles anymore.
This reminds me of the miracle provision God gave Kim and me. Nothing is too hard for God. You two are so cute!!
Have a great week.
Love,
Patty

Lindsee said...

Y'all are too stinkin' cute and I am thrilled that y'all got to spend that time together! How great is our God?!!! :)

Love you!

Linds

Linda said...

Yeah! What a great God we serve! I hope you enjoy your visit.
Blessings,
Linda

Janice said...

Hey Shelly! I'm going to Siesta Fiesta too. I was just wondering if you were going to be in San Antonio on Friday morning/afternoon and didn't have any plans. I'm just asking around to see if anybody wants to go to Six Flags over San Antonio. I was looking for people around my age since I'd think maybe they'd have a higher chance of being a roller coaster fan. So just let me know if you're interested or know someone who is. Thanks!

Sharon Brumfield said...

I did not get to go to the Siesta Fiesta in S.A.....I so missed out!
But I understand that congrats are in order!
Praise God!
I wondered when I read something on the LPM blog about someone getting engaged if that was you...and it was!
I even got to see pictures of the ring on another blog.
I am so happy for you....what a journey you have had.
Blessings for the future!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I'd been here a few times over hte last year or so and when you were mentioned in SA this weekend, I knew who you were. :) Congratulations! :) You two are gorgeous together. Rejoicing that God brought you together! :)

Mary Watkins said...

Dear Shelly,
Congratulations on your engagement to Nate.

Lee and Elizabeth Barnett wanted me to say hello to Nate if I saw him in San Antonio. Lee, Elizabeth, and I serve on staff together at First Baptist Church in Marion, Arkansas. Lee and Elizabeth met Nate in Thailand I think it was back in January.
All to say, I didn't get to speak to Nate but I got to share the good news of your engagement.

Blessings to you dear, Siesta,
Mary

marywatkins115@gmail.com

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Loved this precious post. So creative. What a blessing for both of you. I'm so happy for you.

Natalie said...

What a great story!!!

cristina said...

that was fun to read...just found your blog so i'll be "catching up" on other posts.

it was great meeting you!

blessings!