Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
So as you can see, this week I focused on two hearts become one in unison. I showed how God can create one out of two and how He turns all things bad to good. I also demonstrated how I stand in surrender because it makes more sense than running around like a chicken with its’ head cut off. I cannot profess that I have all the answers to marriage, nor do I want that responsibility, however, this second time around is so much better.
If I had to explain what makes a marriage work, I would have to say surrender. Each person needs to be 100% committed to God or the equation will never make sense. You still have to have your own relationship with God before you can ever make a marriage work. I still laugh when I think about the night I was at a soaking meeting and John came up to me and asked me to pray for a wife for him. At this time we barely knew each other and so I agreed that I would…little did I know I was just praying for myself. Funny how God works sometimes.
The two shall become one the Bible says. I feel this has defiantly happened to us. From the moment we said “I do” God “did” a marvelous work in our lives. If you look back at the photo from the second blog this week (Givin’ Up) there is a photo of a painting. There is a whole story behind this one (literally behind as this was painted over another one). I won’t go into detail, but we had a revival meeting wedding so after we said our vows and the marriage ceremony was over, we were seated behind the pastor while he shared a short message. As we were sitting there, John leans over and says to me that he sees vines, intertwining vines…representing what God did to us the moment we were married.
Two people after the wedding (whom we did not know) said they saw vines when we were getting married. One of the ladies painted this picture for us representing what she saw. A few weeks later she tells us the rest of the story that there was actually another painting underneath that showed two people on two different paths headed towards on path with a tree. She said there were angels guarding each persons path the make sure they stayed on the right track.
With all of that said, I truly feel we are rightly married at the right timing for the right purpose. Both John and I have a desire to heal the broken-hearted people of this world. So many others have been through the turmoil that we both have been through and we just want to show others just what Jesus can do!