The one whom I love

“I have found the one whom my soul loves” Song of Solomon 3:4

Today as I write this I am so thankful to God for what He is doing in my life. He has brought me the on whom my soul loves! He has brought me Ingrid. In just three weeks she will become my bride!

This is such an amazing honor and gift from God.
“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow”. (James 1:17 NASB)

Not only is Ingrid a good and perfect gift from God, but marriage is a gift. One thing I have always felt about gifts is this, they should be treasured. When someone gives you something you honor them by appreciating it and cherishing it and taking care of it. If you truly are thankful for a gift you’ve been giving it you love it and take care of it. This is what God wants me to do with the gift He has given me.

There are so many reasons I need to do this and will commit to doing this. Not only will it bring honor to God for treasuring Ingrid and our marriage, but because she is worthy and deserving if my unconditional love.

God has called marriage to mirror the love Christ has for the church. When i strive to love Ingrid in this way I am showing an example of Christ love to our children. It’s no mistake that marriage is spoken of in the Bible everywhere from Genesis through the Epistles into Revelation. It’s a pretty big deal to God.

Just the other day we working on invitations for our wedding and we were deciding on some wording. We decided to use the word covenant in our invites. This is a very important word. See sometimes “promises” can be broken, “expectations” aren’t always met and “commitments” get overshadowed by other things. COVENANTS however are eternal. God demonstrated this for us throughout His word. His “covenants” can not be broken, altered or forgotten. This is how I view our marriage. It is a covenant, it can’t be changed it can’t be broken it is forever.

“Lord,
Thank you so much for the good and perfect gift that you have given me in Ingrid. Let me always treasure, honor and love this gift. Let me treat our marriage as something holy and worthy of You. God let me demonstrate your love for is through my love for Ingrid and allow that to be an example to our children. Let them see this love and know that it is from you.
Give me wisdom as I strive to lead our family to you. Let my heart overflow with thankfulness to you for all that you are doing in our lives. Help me to be the husband you want me to be to being you glory. I pray that for all of time I cherish this covenant of marriage that you have given us.

In Jesus name
Amen”

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