CONTRACTED FOR LIFE

Amos 3:3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? NIV

With our fifth wedding anniversary quickly approaching, I still marvel at the goodness of the Lord for the gift of my husband, Chris. Seven years ago when I first set my eyes on him, it never occurred to me that our paths could cross and intertwin for life. You see, Chris was not your usual nice next door neighbor. He was on a mission….in fact he was a Catholic missionary busy going about his work in my native country, Kenya and set for life as a single – a celibate single.

On the other hand, I was single…but waiting on the Lord. Yes, for a husband…a God-fearing husband. And God answered my prayer. CHRIS was the answer. “But God, wait a minute. He is Catholic!” No answer came…at least not in words. However, His Peace flooded my heart and I felt at rest. After two years of courtship, Chris and I became husband and wife.

Walking together through a life contract is not easy. Walking together with my husband in this journey of life has in so many ways helped me to rethink and re-evaluate what is important and what people think or say is important. From outside, my husband and I are different in many ways. He is white, I am black. He is Catholic and I am Protestant. He is Polish and I am Kenyan. And the list is endless. Yet, as different as we may seem, we are still walking on the same road of life. HIS GRACE has kept us walking on and on…..

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8 thoughts on “CONTRACTED FOR LIFE

  1. gladwell,

    Without thinking I asked for your email address so that I could encourage you. But then it dawned on me, you moderate your comments. So, you decide what is seen on your blog.

    I did not read this article until today, but I just knew some of this prophetically. And I love reading about all of these differences between you and your husband and how God has put you together.

    Though I can relate well to Americans, especially West Coast ones, you can touch nations with your words. You have experience about things that I can never understand or relate to:

    1) From an African native’s point of view.

    2) From a woman’s point of view.

    3) From a mixed marriage, mixed national and mixed religious point of view.

    I encourage you to start writing as though thousands and thousands of people throughout the world are reading your words…because they soon will be. So, act and write like you are already there.

    It’s one thing to have a teacher’s calling and a prophetic calling, but you have this great calling to reach people with the printed word.

    So, if you are ever in America, I look forward to meeting you. And if possible, you and your family are always welcome to stay at our home. My wife can cook and I wash feet well.

    Larry

    • Larry,

      I don’t know what to say…but my heart is FULL today…in a way only eternity will ever fully reveal. You are speaking to me as if you have known me for years, as if you have heard all the stuff God has been speaking to me. But on the other hand, I heard what you said…IT IS PROPHETIC and a prophet just speaks what they are told and so I know you are just doing your GOD-GIVING TASK. Thank you, so very much. And my heaven credit you to this. I AM MORE THAN ENCOURAGED TO WRITE FOR HIM. And yes, I will remember that your house is open for me and my family.

      Blessings as always,

      Gladwell

  2. This is a beautiful testament to love and marriage. I love how the Lord blesses us abundantly when we wait on Him. Marriage is hardwork, but so wonderful when He is apart of it. Blessings to you and your husband!

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