Today I am givin' God some glory and praise. My man and I are celebrating 9 years of marriage. The Lord has always had His hand on our marriage, but we haven't always allowed Him to be our marriage. For years we struggled and we struggled hard. At one point in our marriage divorce papers had been filed and the end was inevitable. Praise God we had family and friends on their knees fighting for our marriage.
A few months ago I was leading a Bible Study on the fruit of the Spirit. The week we discussed what is means to possess agape love, God's love, the Lord promoted me to get out my wedding invitation. He and I went on a little journey back through my years of marriage. As I sat and read our invitation the verse we had included brought me to tears.
"Love knows no limit to its endurance,
no end to its trust.
Love still stands
when all else has fallen."
1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Yes, our marriage has been rocky. It's been hard. But, God's love for us as individuals and as a couple has never ceased to be. Nothing in and of ourselves was keeping the two of us together, but God had a plan for our lives. In His infinte wisdom He brought us together and what God brings together no thing nor person can tear apart. Today, God is our marriage. He is our Rock and He is our love for each other. Our desire is to share with others that there is absolutely nothing too big for God. If God can heal this marriage, He can do the same for yours. He so loves you and desires to shine through your life and marriage.
So, today, to my man I honor you. You have been a beautiful picture to me of God's love for His church. I am so thankful that God brought us together and kept us together. You are a wonderful father and my best friend. I look forward walking hand-in-hand with you through this journey that God has set before us. Happy Anniversary! I love you!