Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I pray this message finds you blessed.

As many of you know, my sweet Vaughn asked me to marry him on Saturday. It was so romantic, the ultimate proposal in front of some of our closest friends. I know that I am truly blessed to be able to marry my very best friend and to know that before he asked me to marry him, he made sure that he knew we would make through anything, that he loved me completely, and that it truly was God that brought us together.

Funny thing is, as with every marriage I suppose, there are those who are behind our backs whispering, "They'll never make it a year." I wonder if any of them has ever read Mark 10:6-9, "6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

When I first heard of these people saying these hurtful things about my upcoming marriage, it hurt my feelings. I pouted over it for all of a few minutes before my spirit grabbed a hold of me and shook me back into reality. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks will become of our relationship. What matters is that we have sought the Lord together as one. What matters is that we will continue to seek Him together as one. What matters is that we know that God the Father brought us together and no men or their words, or their thoughts can tear apart what God put together.

One of my favorite songs right now is Washed by the Water by Needtobreathe. The first verse talks about a preacher who loved his wife dearly and folks talked about them, too, saying he made the wrong choice. After all the years, those people they came and went but when all is said and done, that I Cor. 13 love, well it just never waivers, never falters, never fails.

My vow to Vaughn is simply Ruth 1:16-17, "16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."

When God brings something into your life, Stand fast! Know that if He brought it, He will sustain it! Don't let unkind words from anyone knock you off of the Rock. God loves you!

If I can pray for you, let me know.

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