Taking the Epistle

A biblical journey through the epistles

Not your average Mother’s Day blog!


1 Peter 3:1 (ESV) Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

This is the story all about how…(why do I have the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme in my head?) a woman I would later call my wife showed me a change of path that would change my life when she introduced me to my saviour.

Yes this is Mothers Day and yes most if our messages today will be messages of love about their mothers and how they were wonderful, I have them too, but I would rather give you what the LORD has put on my heart.

I went to a church that I normally do not attend today with my wife, my daughter, my parents and my wife’s mother (Radiant Visalia) and this was the text that was spoken, I felt God speaking to me and thought I would share what was laid on my heart.

Is this not “Missionary Dating?”

This article is not one in support of “missionary dating”! What this means for those of you who are unsure is dating a non-believer in order to convert them, this usually does not work and will usually lead to the believer leaving the faith or the relationship will die, not always a good thing!

My wife (now) and I were, (to quote Phil Collins) Against all odds as I truly was not walking with Christ when we first met! However the promises in the Bible are true and do work! I am living testimony to that!

“…so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives…(v1b)”

Won without a word! (And anyone who has ever met me will know I am a storyteller) That was me! When you are sold out for Jesus and infectious, people ask questions, my lady served me, she showed me grace, she won me without nagging, she lead by example, that a what I mean by saying it works! I have personal testimony!

When I met my wife I was a drunken loser who lived his life in a ever decreasing circle of self fulfilment that was leading to my demise! She saw more for me than that and I am grateful for her! I would not be who I am today without her love!

What does this have to do with Mothers Day?

Well almost five years ago, my wee princess was born! She truly was the icing on the top of our family cake. My wife lights up when she can just “be mommy” it is truly a God given calling.

We are also going through “Foster/Adoption” with our local county so I pray that we get through it and as our family gets bigger, then we grow together in love and in the LORD.

I pray this blesses all you mothers as it is not a normal Mothers Day blog.

God bless and TGBTG

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