Thursday, August 07, 2008

Advice from the little brother

While walking home from church on Wednesday night I was talking to Dad about getting a different car for myself so Leah can use my old car. He said if I did get a new car my insurance would jump way up (for different reasons) so I asked him when it would go back down. He said the rates would go down when I turned 25 or when I got married. My little brother Ethan, who had been quiet until then, now spoke up.

Ethan~ "You should get married."
Me~ "I can't do anything about that."
Ethan~ "Yes you can."
Me~ Very interested how he figured this whole thing out before me. "How's that?"
Ethan~ "Go to public places. So they can see you."
Me~ Laughing silently. "Did you know God can make the perfect man for me show up on our door step?"
Ethan~ "Without the guy even seeing you?"
Me~ "Yes."
He didn't seem convinced but said no more.

So, all in all, what we singles have to do is go to public places ... how easy is that? :) Why didn't we think of that? Of course as soon as you go there, you see someone you find attractive, you're instantly going to get married, don't you know? No courtship, no getting to know each other. Just ... *poof* ;)

Although we know there is much more to waiting for the one God has for you, it still makes for good laughs. :)

15 comments:

sydney said...

Don't you just love how siblings have things 'all figured out?' ;-) I've never heard your brother's solution though...it does make for good laughs! I've had similar comments, related to marriage, from my younger sisters. It's rather amusing now that I look back on it. :-)

I've enjoyed reading your blog over the past 6 months or so. I like being a blog lurker. :-) God bless you, Ana!

Shalom!

Ana said...

Sydney~
Thank you for the comment! I thank the Lord that He gives me the words to put here so that people enjoy reading some of what I say. :)

Yes, my little brother is very "knowledgeable" about many things. My little sister is closer to my age then my little brother is so she doesn't offer too much advice. :) But I love my siblings!

Lady Heather said...

Well, if his advice is true; than I should've been married quite awhile ago! :P

God bless your day! :D

Ana said...

Lady Heather~
*Giggles* You make me laugh. :)

Tiffany said...

Awww.. Ethan is so cute! It does take a bit more than going to public place, but it was sweet of him to offer his expert ;) advise.

Steve n Vickie said...

Just wondering if you still "know things"? Every time I read one of your post of this sort, I remember that conversation we had at the hardware store.

Ana said...

Tiff~
Yes, Ethan is very cute! Although I'm sure "cute" wouldn't go over well. Don't you know it's not cool to be cute when you're almost 13. :)

Steve/Vickie~
I'm sorry to say I'm not quite sure what you're talking about. Sorry. Maybe you could e-mail me, (my address is on the sidebar) and let me know what you're referring to.

Elizabeth said...

*Giggle!* I love it! :) Although ... I DIDN'T "love it" when my grandmother (seriously) suggested the same thing about six months ago, I must admit. Ooh well ... funny how grandmothers and little brothers think it's so "easy"! :P

Ana said...

Elizabeth~
My grandmother isn't quite so bold as to suggest how I find a husband, but she teases me about a boyfriend almost every time I see her. :) But you know they love you!

Hannah said...

Ana, your little guy's comment was cute & funny. He still actually has a point: if we don't have a large fellowship of believers or don't meet new people or have a lot of acquaintences-- we may not be helping anything along! I have been thinking about this. It is not practical to expect a guy to show up on your doorstep. God is soverign and more than capable to gring a husband ofr all us single girls, but mabye we can be 'proactive' in this too!

Candice Watters from Focus On the Family (and Boundless.com) wrote a book on this. Check this link out.
http://www.boundless.org/2005/articles/a0001254.cfm
Have a great day sister!
--Hannah

Ana said...

Hannah~
I totally agree with you about not expecting the guy to show up on our doorstep. God is totally capable of anything but we should not limit him to only bringing the man to our doorstep. I also agree that we should not seclude ourselves and live our life out shut away in our homes. However, I do not thing that God needs any "help" in any matters and the more we take our hands out and off of things and let HIM work things out in HIS way, the better we can trust and serve Him. Our focus should not be on "looking" or "finding" a husband, but on serving and loving Christ the way we ought!

Thank you for your comment! I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment!

Hannah said...

You're right: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you..."

--thank you Ana, for reminding me. God is more than able. :)

--Love, in Jesus,
Hannah

Ana said...

Hannah~
Thank you for your very sweet attitude!! How sweet to see you commented again! Thank you.

And that's what God calls us as Christians, sisters in Christ, to do, keep reminding each other to focus on Christ. I get many reminders from the comments I get!

Thanks for stopping by again.

Hannah said...

Thanks Ana. I am 'a work in progress'! :)

We encouraged eachother (isn't that funny about the blog world/ internet? You cna find sisters everywhere!)

I really enjoyed your blog & I'll visit again soon!

~Hannah

Ana said...

Hannah~
"Work in progress" is exactly(!!) what I am. I'm so thankful the Lord is patient and that He provides us with sister everywhere (as you said) that encourage and help!!