Today is the day that I take on a whole new stage in my life. After 27 years of bachelor bliss, today I am getting married. That being said, I am excited about this new period in my life and I look forward to what God is going to do through us as we start our lives together. Yesterday we spent all day getting ready for the wedding, doing wedding practice, and trying to finish up any last minute stuff. For awhile it began to get pretty stressful and just at that moment I looked over at my calendar, turned to today’s date and read this verse:
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
The sudden peace that filled me is hard to describe, and yet I realized that I was placing too much expectation on myself and the people around me and so there was some guilt that accompanied my peace. In the busy process of getting ready for a wedding I forgot God’s part in all of it. Once I was made aware of what I was doing I was certainly humbled. During this whole process we are under God’s mighty hand and my desire is that in this whole process he gets the glory and honor and praise and that today as Kendall and I get married that God is the focal point of our relationship, even now as we begin.
I know that things will be different today as the wedding ceremony begins and I know that the Word of God will be preached and that hearts will be stirred, even mine. I wait in this moment for when the mighty hand of God lifts us up as we make our vows and commitments before him and with him. This is it. From this day forward my life will never be the same, and I am so excited about what comes next.
I would like to ask those who read Avoiding Evil to be in prayer for us today and for the following week as we begin our lives together. Thank you for your patience with me as my posts grew more and more sporadic in these last six months.