I was pretty torn between two topics for March: marriage and my relationship with God.
My wedding anniversary is in March, and to be honest, marriage is still the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I feel like I’m failing at it every day. But I’ve also been feeling a stronger urge and push to strengthen my relationship with God through an in-depth study of His Word. You can read about my initial pursuit into this in my All 66 Books posts. But now that I’ve finished reading the whole Bible, I want to go deeper. Dive into all of these questions I had and the topics I wanted to put together. So I struggled with what I wanted to focus on. If you’ve read this Rhenáe’s Random, you know that I am slowly making my way through the New Testament again, focusing on Acts and struggling a bit with the gospels. (this struggle has actually been getting better! Praise God!)
I started to read Kingdom Marriage by Tony Evans. His wife, Lois, recently passed away, and his dedication and devotion to the life she led and the way he is still cultivating the legacy they are leaving made me realize that they were someone I admired and wanted to know more about. He is also a powerhouse Bible teacher and pastor. While reading, I realized to strengthen my marriage, it would take me praying and following the order and alignment that God has outlined. I would only know how to do that by digging into God’s Word.
Here is the thing, my marriage is intensely personal, and not only do I not feel comfortable going into detail on the internet, but neither God nor my husband has released me to do that. But what I can do is let you into my studying of God’s Word. I already do bits of that with my All 66 Books series. As I dig deeper, I’ll share with you my Bibles, resources, and anything else God allows me to share. I know some of that will touch on marriage. Just don’t expect the full details that I normally give on these Year of Healthy posts. 💖