One year, 4 months, and 5 days ago, I sat across from my brother and we talked about life. His life in particular. He was on the cusp of entering into what would be the 2nd political campaign of his life and I was cheering him on along the sidelines. I was also assisting him in some administrative matters as I just so happened to have the gift of administration :-). As we chatted about his career, I carefully broached the subject about his single status. You see, I don’t have many young men around that I can say I’m doing life with. I don’t have many men around period, so to pick another young, godly man’s brain about the hot topics of my Christian experience is an opportunity I cannot pass up. Even if it means a potential for some uncomfortable silence where you kind of regret allowing certain words to leave your mouth. Fortunately for me, there was no uncomfortable silence. Instead, my brother shared some insight I had not considered about one of the purposes of being an “older” single (which in my opinion is 30 and older). His thoughts were so enlightening that I blogged about them here.
So one year, 4 months, and 5 days ago, my brother introduced me to the concept of spiritual foundation. He knew that God was doing a deep work in him and that this work needed to happen before meeting his mate. And even though the waiting was intense, LONG and hard, he valued the lessons God was teaching him in the midst of the waiting.
As his sister in the Lord, I watched him wait. I observed his heart and his character. I took note of the prophetic words that were poured over him about God fulfilling this desire of his heart. I prayed for God to make good on His promises for this man and I rejoiced along with him when God did. Funny thing is, he had already met his future wife when he and I sat on my couch having that conversation. He just hadn’t realized it yet.
Now, in just 3 days, he will make his vows. He will declare before God and his loved ones that he is committed to not just doing life with her, but becoming one with her.
And I am looking forward to being there.
I am looking forward to continuing to read his life even in this new chapter that is beginning. I am looking forward to beholding the promises of God come to pass in the lives of those I call my spiritual family.