Monday, September 7, 2015

19 years ago.... I said "I DO"


~The first 13 years of Mike and My marriage we didn't welcome Christ in the center of our marriage. The results were not positive & as a result we almost separated.  We decided to change things up a bit and the last 6 years of our marriage has been both a blessing and hard work.  Welcoming Christ into our home wasn't a magic trick to take away all the hurt, pain and hardships; however it allowed us to show grace more willingly knowing that none of us deserve grace but we all need it.  It open our eyes allowing us to see that the battle isn't against each other but that it is against the ruler of darkness.......
                                             Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

~There was a time in our marriage where we fought to win; forgetting the damage it caused to one another or even our children who were often times in the middle of all the fighting.  When we decided to allow God to fight battles for us; that we weren't meant to fight, we soon realized we could work with each other instead of against each other.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

~Satan wants marriages to fail because of the reflection of Christ the union of marriage portrays.   John 10:10 "The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy...." So if WE wont fight for OUR MARRIAGE... He will!! 
I know we almost lost our marriage once. When you come close to losing something you love you fight like crazy to keep it, if you know its worth the fight.  I for one know that our marriage was and IS worth fighting for!!

                                             
 
It doesn't make it easier as I was saying before. We are not exempt from adversity.   But, I do know that in our brokenness comes many blessings.

Today, September 7th, on our 19th year anniversary I  think of all the beauty our marriage stands for and all the brokenness that we have overcome. 


 
 
Let's Grow Old Together by Lanae Hale:
 
Right turn fall down
You're there to pick me off the ground
And I can't tell ya how you've turned my world around
You come closer your blue eyes
Have won me over and
I'll never be the same without ya
Here with me through the sun and the rain
I thought you should know that you're my hero

 Let's grow old together
With my heart in your hands and your hands holding mine
We'll face the world together
Cause you are the one I've been waiting to find
It's no secret, so I can't keep it
Cause it's true...
Baby, I love you

 Long day Come home
When you're there I never feel alone
And my cares melt away into your arms again
Your smile takes me
Just awhile to remind myself to breathe
Cause your still the most amazing thing I've ever seen
I thought you should know that you'll always be my hero

Years turn us gray but my heart still jumps when you're
Next to me
I feel so safe cause you're still by my side on those
Cloudy days and
I'm so amazed by... You


    ***Happy Anniversary Mike..... To many more years to come***







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