Sep 4, 2012

called, for the glory of God

"Paul, called by the will of God, to be an apostle of Christ Jesus" 1 Cor. 1:1

reading tonight, and listening to a teaching, and thinking of how Paul was called to be an apostle, and how as Christians we are called to a purpose for the glory of God - this strikes us.

this week  on vacation, we don't have a caregiver with us and we don't have murphy brothers with us who know just how to care for ian. and while it can be tiring, taking care of ian is what fills me, and teaches me, and humbles me and moves me toward heaven. when i have days with just ian, i am completed much differently than days at my office.

tonight as we read with the rain falling on the leaves outside, and as we draw nearer to our book really happening, and as we look at requests for speaking, our purposes become a little bit clearer.

this marriage, this hard and magnificent marriage, is to what we are called.

ian murphy, called to be a disabled husband, for the glory of God.

larissa murphy, called to be a wife, for the glory of God.

"but now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel,
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine."


Laura said...

that is really beautiful! press on!

AmiDawn said...

and God is most definitely being glorified through you both. thank you for blogging.

Lindsay said...

I look forward to reading your blog every week, you are both such a blessing. In a world where things are so uncertain, God's love is absolute, cleansing, and magnificent. I pray for you, and pray that the Lord continually illuminates His Word to you. In Christ!

Mrs.Rabe said...

This is such good truth, Larissa!

If you come to Lancaster County to speak, I will bring my children and come hear you!

It is so exciting to see what God is going to do in your lives, and through your lives....


Leslie Dawn said...

Larissa, God used you today to give hope to being for God's glory in my life as a wife too! ♥~Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

With continued prayers. Can't wait to read your book. Rene
P.S. Sure hope you two can come to our new church building. Miss seeing you. ♥♥

Karise O'Neill said...

All for His glory. This brought tears to my eyes and joy to God´s heart. This is what we were made for.

in prayers and love, karise.

Trish said...

Amen. All for His glory.
And for your sanctification.
And our edification.
Called by God to be Love in this world and in the next one too.
Heaven is populated only by Love.
blessings to you both...Trish xx

hellokellysommer said...

Thanks for your inspiring story! Looks like a beautiful vacation spot. Kelly Sommer

Preethi Chinta said...

Beautiful post and encouraging as always!!

Julie R. (Wellblessed Mama) said...

Such a beautiful sentiment, it has moved me to tears and deep thought about the things I have been called to and inspiring me to do better and know that because He called I CAN be better. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is so, so beautiful! What strength and love you both exhibit - - for God's glory! Courageous...just beautiful...

God's blessings upon you. I can't wait to read your book. I'm sure it will encourage many!