Sunday, January 24, 2016

What I Wish I Could Go Back And Tell My Young Bride Self




This morning I am getting ready to speak at a Bridal Shower for this Saturday. I have my devotion ready ~ just  the butterflies are left. I am reminding her of the usual lessons learned from the good and bad girls of the Bible. I am telling her all the tried and true things we all need hear before we walk down the isle.

What can I tell a beautiful girl for her to put in her pocket to pull out when she needs it on this journey called marriage? What would I tell my young bride self if I could go back to that June day? I think I know what I would tell me ~it is not always romance and roses with chocolate sprinkled in all the time. The "white picket fence" needs to be painted now and then and those "white lace promises" have to hold it all together.

We sometimes get the idea when we marry our "Prince Charming" that he will make everything right, he will fill our emptiness, he will always know what and when to say it. Just writing it sounds ridiculous. Let me just say~ I did marry my "Prince Charming" and I adore him to pieces. But even "Prince Charming" makes a lousy god.

God never intended for my Brian to meet all my needs. Only He can make me feel loved 100% of the time. Only He can fill the emptiness of my soul. Only He "gets" me all the time. If Brian could meet all my needs I would not need GOD. God never intended for our husbands to be our god nor to make us happy all the time. It is pure foolish to put that kind of pressure even on "Prince Charming."

If I could go back and tell me these things it would have saved me many sleepless nights and unneeded tears.

I am thankful that I have learned to let Brian be my "Prince Charming" but only God can be my God.

Philippians 4:19King James Version (KJV)

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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