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VOWS 101

Then the moment we start walking down the aisle and see each other, our heart is so nervous and overflowing with love at the same time. In our nerves we speak

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As we bring the month of Love to a close, I can’t help but to end mentioning the good ole wedding vows that we say to one another at the alter on our big day. The day that we might have been dreaming about since we were a little girl or even maybe never actually thought would ever happen. The day where typically the actual planning of the wedding gets us stressed out to the max and we lose focus on what the day is really about. Then the moment we start walking down the aisle and see each other, our heart is so nervous and overflowing with love at the same time. In our nerves we speak the vows the minister is asking us to repeat after him, we kiss and then it’s done. We are officially married. Have we even begun to realize the commitment that we just made? Do we even know what marriage looks like? Then as life begins we completely forget the wedding vows we said on that special day.

There it is folks. What we forget to realize is that marriage is a covenant to one another that is to last a lifetime. A loving commitment that is unconditional. Here is what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 19:4-6; “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” We go from two to one flesh! So, Let’s take a look at these vows, shall we; “For better or worse…For richer or poorer…In sickness and in health…To love and to cherish all the day of our lives.” You don’t say I’ll marry you as long as “fill in the blank” happens; the vows are a commitment of the good and the bad times. Marriage will have speed bumps but the good news is you get to go over the bumps together as a team, not individually. I challenge you today…if divorce was not an option what would you do differently in your marriage? How would your prayers change to God about seeking His wisdom, strength, purpose, and direction for your marriage? How can you both diligently walk in the Spirit and start facing battles together not against one another?

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:5