You probably know by now that the 2012 them for The Imperfect Wives is “Living Intentionally Free.”

I don’t know about you but I cannot get that out of my mind. At all.

It’s popped up everywhere:  devotionals, Pinterest shared clip-art, everywhere.

You know God will do that when He’s trying to get your attention.

And He has mine.

I recently heard a story of a young bride who proudly made roast for her new husband. She made it exactly the way she had learned and presented it to him. He enjoyed his dinner, but asked his wife, “why did you cut the roast in half before you cooked it?” Not knowing the answer to his question, other than it was what her mother had done, she called her mother to ask. During the conversation her mother shared that she too was unaware of why, it was something she had learned from her mother. The new bride calls her grandmother to ask the reason for this tradition. Her grandmothers response? “It was the only way I could get the roast to fit into the pan.”

Now while this story is completely fictional, I would venture to guess that there are elements of truth in it for each one of us.

How many of us are going through life, not really certain of why we do some of the things we do?

How many of us are meandering through life, through our marriages, with no clear direction? No real understanding of our purpose, or what the end result should be?

How about you? Where does your foundation lie?

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:46-49

Are you building your foundation on the fickleness of emotions, on a list of deserves and rights? Or are you building your foundation on the rock of Christ Jesus? A rock of steadiness, a rock that will not be moved. A rock worthy to build your marriage upon.

Ladies, what has the Lord been speaking to you in regard to your walk? Or your marriage?

When that torrent strikes will you be left standing?

Living intentionally,