“We agreed” carried us through the difficult challenges! “We agreed” became an anchor point for everything we did after that.
The decision to move to Hot Springs Village and accept the pastorate at Balboa Baptist Church created a transition in our lives with some painful steps. Transition always produces stress. Stressful times always stress relationships. The marriage of a “preacher” and his wife are no exception!
But, we agreed this was the wise thing to do. We agreed this was in the center of God’s will for us. We agreed “finishing well” in life meant moving to the Village.
But then came the ripping and the tearing of buying, selling, and moving . Loss produces grief. A sense of loss came over both of us as we purged. We had to let go of some “stuff.” We sized down. We know now many of you have experienced the same purging, moving, and transitioning!
But we agreed it was only “stuff.” We agreed that none of this “stuff” will matter a hundred years from now anyway!
Agreement solves a lot of issues! Our marriage didn’t survive this little bump in the road, it thrived!
The word “confess” means to agree. Do you “agree” with God about who Jesus is? It solves a lot of eternal issues. It requires some purging and letting go of some “stuff.”
Our agreement as a married couple to move solved a lot of other issues. But the most crucial “agreement” is between you and God about who Jesus is.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:15 ESV
God lives in you and you live in God when you agree with God about Jesus. Do you agree Jesus is His perfect Son risen from the dead? What a thought! What a reality! We are indwelled and surrounded by the God of the universe in personal relationship if we agree with God about Jesus!
Do you agree? This is the most important agreement you will or will not make. It impacts how you live now. It impacts how you spend eternity!
Our Father, we praise you for being a loving Creator. We rebelled against you in our sin. Thank-you for offering to each of us the greatest gift possible: salvation, forgiveness, relationship, redemption, and your presence in us and around us! Father, WE AGREE! Jesus is Your Son, risen from the dead, alive and well, the sacrifice for the sins of the world, and now our personal Savior! Thank-you!