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A God Fearing Man

In my previous post titled “The Moment I Fell More In Love with my Husband” I shared that while I had grown distant and rebellious to anything related to Jesus he was fervently praying for me. His faith in God’s hand in changing my heart of stone to a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26) stood strong and still during some of our hardest times as husband and wife. In that moment moving forward I began to see Andres in a different light. In my most quiet moments of prayer I would have flashbacks on how often he had relied on prayer and in his faith regarding everything in his life both personally and professionally. Throughout his successes and failures his humility has remained a constant and I know now it stems from his personal relationship with Christ. For years I had obviously been clueless to any of it, but as I continued on my path of surrendering my life to Jesus it was becoming so clear to me that my husband (although not perfect) is as exceptional as he is – from the inside out –  because he is a godly man and husband. Ephesians 5:25 commands that husbands love their wives as Christ loved the church, and his commitment and love to all of who I’ve been, who I am, and who I will be is rooted in that verse – nothing else.  In these last few months, after having attended a men’s Christian retreat (shout out to my best friend’s husband, Bobby, who encouraged him to attend) his relationship with Christ has deepened in a way that simply touches your heart. Andres prioritizes standing firm with the belt of truth buckled around his waist and with the breastplate of righteousness in place always (Ephesians 6:14). Deuteronomy 11:19 teaches us to teach His words to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. His total dependence and trust in Him is evident in how he speaks and acts, and it’s reassuring as his wife to know that this is the kind of man who is leading the home and the family with which God has entrusted us.

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