This is a life-changing month for me. On September 1, I am marrying the love of my life, Steven. I couldn't be more excited, nervous, peaceful, and thrilled about this special day. I wrote a special letter to my future husband that shows a very vulnerable side; one that I am not used to showing. But in writing this letter, the Lord was showing me to take down any walls that are between me and my future husband . . . and between me and the Lord.
I have focused so much on our marriage, and not necessarily our wedding day in the last few weeks. I have spent a lot of time in the Word studying the Lord's design for marriage, love, and family.
Marriage is a picture of Jesus' love and commitment to us . . . His church.
David Kyle Foster of Focus on the Family says it this way . . . "In Ephesians 5:32, in speaking of a man and woman becoming one flesh, Paul says: This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the Church.
He wants to marry us!
He wants us to be His lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward and forever more. And in the Upper Room, with a towel wrapped around Him and a basin of water in front of Him, God incarnate knelt down to propose marriage. And what God hath brought together, let no one put asunder!
You and I, and every believer, were created to live in marital union with God, both now and in the age to come. Everything about a healthy marital union on this earthly plane has been designed by God to be a reflection of the interaction that we are meant to have with God Himself." (SOURCE)
Isn't that beautiful? Our marriages should be a picture of the perfect love Jesus has for us!
In light of our wedding, I wanted to focus our Scripture Writing Plan this month on "Love and Marriage".
If you are married, I pray that these verses renew your love between you and your spouse. I pray they remind you of the deep love you have for each other and the deep love that Jesus has for you.
If you are engaged, I encourage you to do this study with your fiancé. Start your life off with the Word of God so that you can understand HIS pattern for marriage. You will see Jesus in each other and His love for you in your love for each other.
If you are single, I pray that these verses remind you that your husband is Jesus. (Isaiah 54:5) My hope is that you see His divine love for you in every single verse. If you are hoping for a husband one day, why not start a "Future Husband Journal". Start a journal of notes, prayers, and Scriptures for your future husband. On your wedding day, you can give your journals to him as a gift. These Scriptures will make a great start!
Happy September, dear friends. I covet your prayers as Steven and I start a new life together.
*** UPDATE. There is in Error on Day 2. It is supposed to read Proverbs 19:14 and not Proverbs 19:4. ***
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