In this week’s blog post, you get to meet my hubby. He shares his back story before we met. As it turns out, he had his own story of pain and loss before our story began. And he talks about the effect it had on him in the video segment below.
Given my back story, I was scared to death when I met him. When you see what he looked like, you’ll understand why. He was a few years older than this on the day we met, but he still took my breath away.
(This is from his modeling years. Thank you Hugo Boss)
The truth is, Jere had his own fears about moving into a relationship– and that made the two of us completely reliant on God. As we grew our friendship, we knew that was exactly where God wanted each of us to be. Our fears didn’t disappear, but they grew smaller as we moved forward in faith.
When you have a glimmer of hope in an area where you’ve been wounded, you feel like you can’t risk getting hurt again. But if you never risk, you’ll never know all that God might have.
So now I’ll stop writing and let my husband have his words:
Don’t let fear win in your story. Let God continue his investment in building your faith. And if you are not sure you have the strength to leave the safety of where you are, remember that one step of faith is all you need. Ask Peter. (http://bit.ly/2dT6FZs)
**please note that these videos are included in my blog to advertise the series, and are meant to be purchased before they can be downloaded. You can find the series on Right Now Media and on my website here: http://bit.ly/2ciLFz7
Laurie, I cannot begin to tell you how this Bible study is changing my life. The women of our church are going through the study on Wednesday nights and when I chose it, I thought it would be a good one for them. Little did I know it is for me, to help me take a step in faith that has me scared. I’m 66 and will be retiring at the end of January and have felt like God was calling me to do something that I want to do but am terrified. This study is helping me to recognize my fears. Thank you Laurie.
Thelma, I am so glad the study has been a blessing to you. That is my prayer. And just like the quote says “Fear shrinks with every step of faith.” Hope I can come out your way and speak sometime- it would be great to meet you:) Feel free to refer my website to your pastor. Blessings to you!
Oh, my goodness! God’s plan is always exactly as it should be. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of prayer, trust, service and fulfillment of a life-long desire! I still have tears streaming down my face at God’s goodness, faithfulness and provision!
May God continue to shower the three of you with His richest blessings!
Loved hearing Jerry’s story from his own mouth…..so well done and beautifully said by both of you….very real and natural. Love you guys and so thankful for you and your ministry!
I sent your material to the woman in our church who is in charge of woman’s Bible study materials. I hope to talk to her soon about her choices….would love for our women to meet you, dear friend!
so great hearing from you Sharon!
Thanks so much for passing it on- I would love your women to do the study! I’ve gotten some emails that it has provoked great discussion and growth in the people who have done it. Hope to get up there to speak some day! Blessings to you friend-