Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Best 5 Years of My Life...

Baby, I love you more than ever, and words cannot begin to express how thankful i am to God for giving me the most amazing gift of an incredible husband. You have helped me to grow so much, and I can't wait to grow old with you. Happy 5 year anniversary!

So I was reading Beth Moore's blog today and her daughter posted on there an excerpt from a book called Devotions For A Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. It basically so well put into words what i hope my marriage always looks like.

Personal worship is an absolute necessity for a strong marriage. It comes down to this: If I stop receiving from God, I start demanding from others. Instead of appreciating and loving and serving others, I become disappointed in them. Instead of cherishing my wife(husband), I become aware of her(his) shortcomings. I take out my frustrations with a less-than-perfect life and somehow blame her(him) for my lack of fulfillment.But when my heart gets filled by God's love and acceptance, I'm set free to love instead of worrying about being loved. I'm motivated to serve instead of becoming obsessed about whether I'm being served. I'm moved to cherish instead of feeling unappreciated.


So here is to a lifetime ahead of worshipping my God, and in turn, the other relationships in my life, primarily my marriage will be blessed!

5 comments:

Jason & Rene said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your post! It really resonnated (sp?)with me. Because I've for sure sinned in my marriage by not being in relationship with God and then having false and unfair expectations of Jason to fill those gaps. So the entry you wrote was really good for me to read!
Slow fade by casting crowns is for sure my favorite song right now. I hear it everyday on my way to work and it ALWAYS brings tears to my eyes. I heard it at Rock the Light and it just stuck with me. It penatrated my heart and made me think about how I need to make sure every part of me is pleasing to God. Also, how easy it is to let that fade...and how it's a slow fade...it happens slowly and before you know it you have hurt and damaged the ones you love around you. Especially our children..they are sooo impressionable...

Jenn said...

your marriage is such an awesome example of love, strength, honor, and truly cherishing one another! happy anniversary! thanks for sharing that excerpt, it was very inspiring and a great reminder of what marriage really is about: placing God at the center of a relationship in which God has given you to serve one another through His love. love you girl!
love, jenn

Jason & Rene said...

one last thing..what is your email address? I need to ask you a question about Alexis...thanks!!
renevonmoss@sbcglobal.net

LIZZ said...

happy anniversary! i love that passage from LMP blog. i hope that you guys had a wonderful day together. stay focused on this direction and you will have a lifetime of anniversary's together. you both are amazing! love ya girly!!

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary!!!I love the excerpt from the LPM blog.
Love, Lisa