This weekend I got the incredible honor to witness two of my friends getting married. To witness a marriage that I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, will last 60+ years (life lasting).
I am going to be completely honest – I cried. Not sad tears, but tears of joy. Tears of me witnessing a holy thing, a thing that was set up to happen before the earth was made…something that shows Christ’s love to us.
Whenever I go to weddings I can’t help but daydream about my future wedding. What will it be like? Who will my wife be? Who all will be there?! Who will be my best man? How will it all work out?!?! – Just so many questions. Then a few questions popped up in my head (I think it was God trying to say something) – What are you doing to lead your wife NOW? – What are you doing that is keeping you pure for your wife NOW? – What are you doing to encourage your wife NOW?
Talk about some booming questions – how am I honoring and leading my wife NOW. I am not married, not even dating anyone…but I am still called to be a man of integrity and a leader. To lead my wife spiritually and provide for her and protect her. What am I doing NOW?
What can we do to honor our future wife, or husband? Pray, journal to them, grow ourselves in our walk with Christ? Yes – all of these things would be GREAT things.
I plan on doing all of them (well, the 3rd on I am already doing…and I hope you are as well).
I am going to start journaling to my wife – what is happening in my day, what I am struggling with, what I am praying for her. How I am learning to be a better leader for her…etc.
But what about those who are married? Just because you are hitched doesn’t mean you don’t keep pursuing her. Romance her, take her out on cute dates, try to redo your first date. Take a roadtrip with her somewhere you both have always wanted to go…Why not?
What can we do to be better husbands or wives? What can we do to honor our future husband or wife if we are single?