I honestly do not know each time that I sit down with my pen in hand and my paper laid out before me what I am going to write, and I have found that that is a good thing. It is the application of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” It is the fulfillment on my part, as much as I am able of Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” It is even in part the completeness of what our Lord said to the apostles, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
If we study to show ourselves approved (2 Tim 2:15) for the reason of glorifying God and in our hearts pray earnestly for Him to show us truth, we can be profitable, we can be wise stewards of those truths, expounding upon them for others for their edification. If there is any other reason you have envisioned in this area, you will not be blessed by the Lord to do as what is written here.
You may not be called to be a writer of letters and a producer of videos as I have, you may be a pastor, a layman as they are called, you may be called to be as my beautiful wife has been, a searcher for the fulfillment of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, a helper, perhaps one of the most overlooked positions on the planet, but one of the most blessed.
When was the last time you read anything from Spurgeon’s wife, or A.W. Tozer’s, J. Vernon McGee’s spouse? Name any man that the Lord has used mightily, and if you could ask them what has been the most profitable item they can name on this planet in their walk with the Lord, they would answer immediately their wife. Everything that needs to be done she does so that he can do what God has called him to do, she is the first in line when prayers are offered for that man, the first to feel the brunt of his frustrations with this evil, wicked world, the one that waits patiently as he seeks the face of God, staring blankly off into the nothingness listening for the words of the Holy Spirit. She is there, and without her, he would not be able to perform his duties.
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Prov. 18:22) Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:7-8 that he would that all men would be as he was, single and able to perform what he had been commanded to do without the interference of a family life, and I will not contend what is in the Word of God, but I will say this, many times Paul had an entourage with him, someone to write his letters as his eyesight gave out, someone to deliver them, a full time physician in Luke, food brought to him, dishes and tableware removed when he was finished eating. In one sense, and I mean this in no derogatory way, but Paul had no one to be one with. (Eph. 5:31)
The closest example that the Lord has made on this earth in the terminology of our personal relationship to Him is the marriage of a godly man and woman, and it is in this relationship as we grow closer together, that we grow closer to Him. If you are as my lovely wife and I are, you will disagree vehemently with this following statement, there has never been a finer help meet (Gen. 2:18) for a man than my wife, and if you were to say the same to me, I would also disagree with you. I never really know what is going to be put on the paper each time I sit to write, but each time I am amazed as I watch the words flow from my pen and each time I am blessed to learn just a little more of how much I am loved, not only by the Lord, but by the one that is sharing this journey with me. And we are just getting started.