The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.- Galatians 5:6
Beautiful photography is…beautiful. :)
Couple can change their last name, think of how their wedding is going to be like, think of names for their future kids, and think so far ahead of their future with their significant other, but when you ask them, “is this the person you’re going to marry”?
The answer is a hesitant, “I don’t know yet” or “I’ll think about it.”
Truth of the matter is…a commitment and marriage isn’t going to be just about all those fun new exciting things you can do as a couple.
I think people realize that. I think people know that commitment and marriage isn’t an easy thing to keep hold together so they fear it.
They fear the idea of being “tied down” or “not being right for each other.” They don’t want to confess to the idea of being committed to someone when there is so many opportunities for something to go wrong and make this relationship “not work.”
Sometimes, I think we can be so superficial and live for those happy moments, but when it comes down under all the baby names you make for your future children and ideal home, there’s this fear of settling down.
Because whatever reason it is, there’s a fear of something. A fear of not finding someone better, a fear of not being able to work out a problem that might arise, a fear of not being able to fight for each other, a fear of exhaustion and giving into the temptation of giving up.
A fear of commitment.
Well, when it all comes down to it, commitment is going to mean more than living for yourself and your fears. It’s going to mean living and sacrificing yourself for someone else in all circumstances.
Every relationship is going to have problems. I believe that. Maybe sometimes you’re not going to ever solve this misfit you have with each other. Then someone has to sacrifice their selfishness for the greater good of the relationship. To deny yourself just so you can love your partner more.
Being committed doesn’t always mean you have everything figure out. It’s choosing to love someone in all circumstances..no matter what the condition is.
If you’re in love, then why not work towards a marriage commitment? If you’re not working towards a marriage commitment, then stop playing with someone that you’re not willing to be selfless with.
Lalalalaa. I love weddings. I think God gave me a heart for the love of weddings and wedding planning.
Maybe in another life, I would be a wedding planner haha.
The lace on the bottom. The poof. Beautiful.
Jesus, only Jesus.
Today, my small group leader shared a story with us that he heard over a youth retreat that he served at.
At this man’s wedding, as his bride was walking down the aisle, he couldn’t help, but to think about the men that were sitting on the side. A lot of these men tried pursuing his fiance, but she said no to all of them. Clearly in the end, she only said yes to him. The man began to think about, although his bride will proclaim, “I love you” to him, he wonders, what if his bride turned to those men that once pursued her and said, “I love you too” to one man and to another “I love you too” and another and another. “I love you too“
But obviously that’s not the case. When his wife choose him, she meant “I love you and only you.”
Now the question is, do you love God and only God? Or do we have another person that we’re in love with? A lover? A best friend? Or is it that our affections placed in something that we do? Watching basketball games or perhaps in a hobby that we enjoy?
Do we say, “I love you Jesus” or do we say, “I love you Jesus and I love you too?”
How many idols and things do we put our love in? In food? In t.v. shows? In sleep? How many “I love you too”, do we have in our lives?
In a wedding ceremony, when we, the bride, walk down the aisle, Jesus looks to us and says, “I love you. And only you. ” He doesn’t see our sins or our rebellious ways. He only sees a bride that he is committed to loving to no ends and all he has is this overflowing amount of love for his bride. Nothing else can divert his love for us.
“I love you.”
Lord, help me to have a heart that is set on our ceremony. Guide my eyes and heart to look to you and no where else. No sin, no temptation, nothing. Let nothing divert my love for you. May my heart proclaim, I love you Jesus. And may it not be just a proclamation, but let it be a commitment that says, “I love you Jesus and only you.” Only Jesus. I love you.