Phillipians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
1 Chronicles 22:13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
I grew up one of three boys. We’re all big. My dad is 6’7”, my brothers and I are all over 6 feet, and all well over 200 lbs. My mom is petite, but the guys more than made up for her. We lived in a reasonably sized home, but the kitchen was a bit small and we generally could not fit all around the kitchen table for dinner. So we tended to either eat dinner at separate times, or eat in the living room off our laps or tray tables. When we were all together, we would put out pizzas on the table in the kitchen, fill our plates, and go to the living room. To me, the dinner table was where the line formed for the family buffet.
My wife grew up one of three girls. They’re all small. They all fit around the table in their dining room, and they are all very social. They learned to socialize around the dinner. To my wife, the dinner table was not just about food. It was about relationships.
So we get married. Almost instantly, I realized that our influences were pulling in opposite directions. And in a rare, almost miraculous moment of maturity, I concluded that my wife’s “pull” was going to win. So we’ve actually never had so much as a long conversation about it, let alone an argument about it. I’m used to dinner lasting as long as it takes me to clean my plate.