“I’m in love with two carpenters”
I can’t help but smile from ear to ear as I sit and begin this blog entry. When I think about the top two loves of my life, my heart skips a beat! How ironic that both of them are carpenters! My first love, loved me to life! For that I am truly grateful. I was once cracked, dull, ugly and in need of major remodeling and Jesus the carpenter restored me. Made me over! My heart was once far from Him and He pursued me anyhow, creating in me a new heart. Restoring me to my original design! He now sees me as pure and righteous. Not because of anything I’ve done (which isn’t much), but because of what He did for me…Died so that I may have life! How amazing is that!? My life scripture is Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Daily I live seeking to please Him. Though I may miss it at times and fall short of His glory, His grace is sufficient for me and He leads me in the path of righteousness. Thank God!
The other carpenter that makes my heart skip a beat…Anthony Henry Sr. My husband til death do part. I love this man and I am truly honored to be his wife. We’ve been through thick and thin, but nothing shall separate what God has put together…Us! We truly have a story to tell. God knew way back when our chapter “as one” first began, that He would one day take over as author. I’m so glad HE took the wheel! LOL
My husband is the head of our household. He works very hard to provide for his family. Tony is a gifted carpenter and entrepreneur of construction company “Top Notch Carpentry & Remodeling”. He loves God, servant hearted, loves our children and most of all he loves me like scripture instructs him to. Ephesians 5:25 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. I can say wholeheartedly; he does just that. He’s always sacrificing for me, loving me, admonishing me, and exhorting me. Just wow! I can be a handful at times, God is not done with me yet. Lol Yet through moments of revealing my flaws, my husband is still here loving me and growing with me. Our marriage is far from perfect, but we thank God for a perfect God who Lords our union! Marriage is God’s institution and we recognize that apart from Him, we couldn’t do it. Epic fail without Christ! Together in HIM, we glorify HIM. Exactly what marriage was designed to do. When the going gets tough, we square up and fight! The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. We are not ignorant to his schemes and devices.
All the days of my life, I shall endeavor to stay committed and faithful in this love triangle with all of my heart. Respecting both my Lord and husband til death do part, present with the both of them again in the heavens. I can, I will, I must!
~With gratitude and much love,
Mrs. Shanell Henry #faith #family #covenant