Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Promises with God

(Here's another engagement picture for you! Lots more to come)

Jason and I met with the pastor that is going to marry us on Friday night. He was so helpful talking with us about the logistics of the ceremony and reliving the two years that has led Jason and I to today! But in all of the conversation he said, "In making this promise, it's not to one another really, but to God in front of one another and about one another." Whoa.

I really thought that I was having a ceremony to show our family and friends how much I really do love him. But that's not what it's about, the ceremony is my promise to God to love Jason to the best of my ability for the rest of my life. Holy smokes. No one has ever put it that way before.

I love Jason. There's absolutely no doubt about that. But I'm going to make a promise with God. That's a big deal in my little book of life. He is going to let me promise to love the man that changed my life forever. What a lucky, blessed, truly grateful girl I am!

Thankfully, in all the times I'm going to fall short of being a perfectly loving wife, God's grace will shine through and provide me with forgiveness for slipping up. How do I know? He told me so!
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'" -2 Corinthians 12:9
I am not a great power by any means, so I'm thankful for His strength in my many mini muscles! (Maybe I should pack up on the Holy protein?) He promises things will work in harmony for those who do His will. (Insert big sigh of relief here)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28 
So, start with loving God and loving Jason will work out for good. Woo hoo! I can do this, with His help and Jason's too!

Song of the day: Love Never Fails
By: Brandon Heath

This is going to be the first song that Jason and I dance to as husband and wife. Thank goodness love never fails because we will fail one another at one point or another.


tspegar said... Best Blogger Tips

um... thanks for following me on twitter! you are a doll! this blog is super cute and i wish the best for your up and coming wedding (and marriage!) God bless you both!

gwynne said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your engagement photos! They are just beautiful, fun and so you and Jason. Happy your meeting went well and the wisdom you received resonated deeply....the promise is between you, Jason and God! It really is very intimate and we all are all peeking in:)