But you promised…

God has given me promises and sometimes I think, “Are they ever going to happen?”

I have been in 2 weddings this year and I just went to a third wedding this past weekend. These weddings have been of very dear friends of mine and I am over the moon excited for each of them to marry the love of their lives. Each couple has put God first and he is at the center of their relationship. It’s a beautiful, yet rare thing to see in this world. But this is how God intended marriage. Marriage is a gift given to us by God to be a representation of his love for the church. We are his bride and he is the bridegroom. Marriage on earth is a taste of what it’s like between us and God.

Marriage is a beautiful thing and something I strongly desire to be apart of. I am single at the moment but I think, dream, and pray for the man I am going to marry.

In 2013, God gave me a vision of my wedding day. I saw myself radiant and I was looking up into the eyes of my husband but I couldn’t see his face. All I could see was myself and light shining brightly all around us.

In 2014, God told me attributes about my husband and what our relationship would represent and told me to pray for him every day.

In 2015, I wrote out everything I want in a husband, prayed over the list and made room for God to add to it. I sealed the list in an envelope. I stopped praying for him every day and only when I thought of it.

In 2016, God gave me a new perspective about marriage and another promise to hold onto. He told me that this marriage will not only be for me and my husband but for so many others around us. This made me look at the bigger picture. It’s not just about me. It’s about so many others. With all of this in store for the marriage I will have one day, I am willing to wait as long as God intends. He has a master plan and sometimes we get stuck on the little things and never take the time to step back and look at the bigger picture. I will continue to pray for my husband.

God gives us promises to keep our focus on him. He tells us what we need to hear at the time to keep us on track. He has a plan behind it all. And I know one day He will cross the paths of my journey and my future husband’s journey and it will be unlike anything I could ever dream or imagine. I tell this to you as an encouragement, especially to all the single ladies and men out there. God knows. He has a plan. Someone of you will be married to someone here on earth. Others of you have a marriage with Christ (this is to all). He is waiting to take your hand and have a relationship with you.

Give God your heart and he will fulfill his promises to you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you an oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways.” Deuteronomy 28:9

You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.” 1 Kings 8:24

(There are over 3,000 promises in the Bible.)

God's Promise                   Marriage

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Wedding Day

‘Tis the season for weddings! I went to my 2nd wedding this summer (and it’s only June!) for a dear friend yesterday and there are many more to come.

Weddings are a fun celebration of two people joining together. I love it when a wedding is a perfect representation of the couple getting married. The decorations, the ceremony, reception are exactly the personality of the bride and groom. Wedding days are happy days!

The moment I love during the wedding ceremony is when the bride walks in and looks as though she is glowing and radiant, and then I turn to look at the groom. His face is of pure joy and excitement and love for his gorgeous bride who is before him.

groom at alter

Picture yourself as the bride (yes, it’s harder for men to picture this). And standing before you is Jesus. His face is of pure joy, excitement, and love. The way a groom looks at his bride as she comes down the aisle is how Jesus looks at you. However, Jesus doesn’t care how you look, he loves you just as you are. He loves us with an unconditional love that we may never completely understand. But marriages here on earth and the representation of a bride and groom, help us to understand a little better.

 

“As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5

 

I am excitedly looking forward to the day I marry the man God has chosen for me on earth, but I am especially looking forward to the day I get to see Jesus face to face.

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