Thursday, July 12, 2012

10 Years


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Today marks our 10 year wedding anniversary.  It is so hard to believe we have been married 10 years.  We thought we knew it all, but boy did we have so much to learn. 

I love my husband very much, and we have some fun things planned for this weekend, but the Lord laid something on my heart for this post. 

You see, Rob and I have been through a lot in our marriage.  Every marriage has its mountains and valleys, and we have had our share.  There have been more than several occasions in which we thought we’d never make it through to the other side.  The birth and death of our daughter was no exception.  Satan tried his best to divide and conquer, but our Heavenly Father prevailed.

So here we are, together and more in love than ever.

If we’ve learned anything these past 10 years, it is that we must love each other as Christ loves us.  We must forgive one another, just as Jesus paid the price to forgive us.  Love is not always a  feeling.  I know that sounds so cliché, but it’s the truth.  We have both had to make a CHOICE to love sometimes as it has not always been easy.

God gave us the example of true love in Corinthians.

  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

King James Version (KJV)

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

If you do not know the love of Jesus, it is impossible to love someone else in this way.  I want to encourage you to seek His face, accept His gift of love and forgiveness, and experience a LOVE like you’ve never known before.  It is then that you will know what true love is.

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