My pilates course has resumed on Tuesday evenings after a 2 months-summer break. And its 15 mins longer than my previous course too, lasting a total of 75 mins. I can literally feel my stomach, butt and back muscles screaming in protest at the many repititions of various exercises. Its been 2 days but everything's still hurting!
Immediately after that, I rush home for our cell group which has been brought back from 6pm to 7pm. I only arrive home around 7.30pm, after which I usually have a quick dinner followed by worship and a time of Bible study and prayer. Last Tuesday we ended at about 10pm.
On Wednesdays, hubby and I have signed up for a 1-year Bible course in church. We will be going through the books in the Bible chronologically, focussing on time-lines, geography, references and various themes. Obviously we can't really go THAT in-depth because its only 2 hrs once a week for one year.
However the past 2 sessions were mind-blowing! I've been a Christian all my life but never have I ever gone through the Bible systematically. Did you know that Noah was still alive when Abraham was born? He died when Abraham was around 58 years old. Abraham as we all know, became the father of thousands of children; God Himself promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the number of stars in the sky.
Why do I find all this interesting? Because I have such a thirst to learn! I've been wanting to learn the Bible for years now. I want to know how things fit together. See the big picture. See how the God who brought the Israelites through the desert is the same God who loves me and has a plan and purpose for me.
There's so much to digest, but I want to leave you one verse that specifically touched my heart.
"You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled, not one has failed” 1. Josh 23:14
With two evenings a week occupied by the above plans and me having to work at night on the 3 remaining evenings, couple time during the week is like zilch.
That's why we're so looking forward to our intercultural marriage seminar tomorrow until Sunday! We're heading to Kassel, a 3-hr drive from Stuttgart. Being married is like one huge life adventure! Even after 4.5 years of marriage, we still feel that there are still things we want to work on, to allow God to change our hearts and especially to see blind spots in ourselves.
Heck, I think even after 20 or 30 years of marriage, we will still want to continue to work on our marriage! Its not just quantity, its quality too. I'm always inspired by old couples who are still so loving and share a deep bond that has been forged through the test of fire and time.
We hope and pray that God will work His mighty miracles in our heart, to set our hearts free to live for Him.