Friday, December 18, 2015

"On Fire": (VIDEOS) When God Writes Your Love Story

Let the Lord shape and grow your marriage. Make sure the person you marry is one of His Children, and let God write your love story beginning to end (and it doesn't end at the marriage altar!):


I don't even remember the context in which I heard it but somewhere this week, I heard a woman say "Life is already a struggle. You are not a struggle that I choose for myself." She was saying it in reference to a relationship that was not working out for her. And you know what? It really resonated.

As I've been praying for myself and the "On Fire" gals, one thing that I am seeing more and more when we really get out of the world's system of dating and get into the Garden of Eden formula for marriage---when we allow ourselves to be brought to the man God has for us who already has a relationship with the Lord and has surrendered to the Father concerning his purpose and calling in this life and therefore trusts God with the woman *GOD CHOOSES FOR HIM* (Genesis 2:18-25)---we don't have to struggle either. Especially internally.

That's not to say there won't be challenges and even tests. Psalm 7:9 tells us that God tests our hearts and James 1:2-8 tells us that trials test our faith. Yet when there is a lot of drama and confusion? The Word tells us that God is not the author of that (I Corinthians 14:33). Staying in those kinds of relationships...*is a choice and oftentimes a pretty counterproductive one*.

So that's why I'm led (Luke 12:12) to share a few videos that are centered around God writing the love story rather than people merely "winging it" on their own. If you're in a relationship, ask yourself if you and "he" would be able to speak of God working as much as these couples do. And if you're not, prayerfully, these will help to set---or raise---the standard for your own future relationship. AND remind you that every relationship is unique. Just like you are! (MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE WEDDING AT THE END. WHEW! THOSE VOWS!)

Genesis 2 shows us how God wanted marital unions to be...

It truly is beautiful when God writes your love story.



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