Do you know the song Love Moves in Mysterious Ways? I liked it when I was in high school. Love really is surprising. It knocks on the door of your heart unexpectedly. Because God is love, I believe that God also moves in mysterious ways. He knows how to comfort you when you need it the most and that’s what I want to share today.
I am the kind of person who believes in miracles and signs. Whenever I need a nudge to get me back on track during my crazy days, I presume it’s God who speaks to me through reading.
Last year, my husband and I had a fight. I forgot what caused the argument. I left for work feeling angry and upset. While on the train, I thought about visiting Teach With Joy by one of my favorite mommy bloggers, Joy Tan Chi-Mendoza. I did not do that to gain wisdom but to just randomly check if she has a new post. And there it was, in front of my very eyes, her latest post entitled TRUSTING GOD BY TRUSTING YOUR HUSBAND.
“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7
I always tell those who ask me for advice to submit to their husbands, men need respect, but I was not able to walk the talk. Since my husband is the kind of spouse who’s not dominant and asks for my opinion on certain matters, I assume my plans are better than his and we argue when he disagrees.
How stupid of me. I did not give my husband the respect he deserved. I apologized to him that night and told myself that I’ll be more submissive and supportive of his plans. I trust him as the head of our family. That’s what God wanted to remind me.
Another instance of God sending me a message was when I got so tired of my daily routine I kept on ranting and thinking if my sacrifices are worth it. After working all night, I still need to feed my son, give him a bath then fetch my daughter in the afternoon. At work, I felt like I’m the only one who’s busy. The loser feeling started to creep in. So one Sunday night, I just stared at my mobile phone during lunch break and thought of entertaining myself by reading blogs. I checked jennicagarcia.wordpress.com (Jennica Garcia-Uytingco is a celebrity mom) and like a light, her post about acts of service shined.
Matthew 5:13 and 16 says we Christians are the salt of the earth. Therefore we should demonstrate our faith in Christ through acts of love and service.
This is the path I chose. I work for my family and do my job diligently because it is what expected of me. I live with only 4-5 hours of sleep but I do everything out of LOVE. It’s always important to keep my priorities straight in order for me to accomplish my tasks as a wife, mom, and leader.
A couple of weeks ago, I was not being dramatic nor over-thinking but I wanted to visit Rica Peralejo’s site (mrsbo.ph) as I haven’t visited hers for a while. She wrote a letter to her husband where she told their humble beginnings and hardships after getting married. She included a verse that goes something like, “no eyes has seen, no ears has heard what’s in store for those who love God.” On that same day, I read the bible before going to sleep and smiled when I stumbled upon this,
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
It’s the one on Rica’s entry! I guess it’s just His way of telling me to keep my faith, do what’s right, and He’ll fulfill His promises.
We may feel that God isn’t listening or He does not know what’s going on with our lives. But trust me, He works in quirky ways.Let’s try to open our eyes and embrace what He wants us to see. Don’t forget to open the bible, God is waiting to have a conversation with us through that book.
How about you? How does God speak to you? I’d love to know. Feel free to share!