What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken? I love to think I am a risk taking adventurer, but in reality I love safety. That is why back in October I broke up with April. Her love was challenging me and I got scared. Thank God he didn’t leave me alone. His grace stepped in and allowed me to realize the error of my ways. That was when I told the biggest risk ever and asked her to come back into my life.
Now in one week I will be saying my vows to April. This will not be the riskiest thing I have ever done, but the vows are the reward of putting my selfish desires down and seeking God first.
The riskiest thing I have ever done is to say to God, your will for me trumps everything else. If I’d had my way I would have remained selfish and not texted April back, but he challenged me to speak my heart and I am so glad that I followed him. I told her that I loved her. Taking that risk has changed my life. I am amazed by how his love has changed me and brought April and me closer together.
So with a week remaining until April and I are one, I’ve been counting down the days until my wedding with joy. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have noticed that I can’t stop posting pictures of us and proclaiming my love for her. Its because I know all that I have is due to God’s grace and I can’t shut up about it.
When I am with April I can’t help but laugh and smile. Her smile is contagious. To think I risked a life without April. The girl who has taught me the power of the gif. Who can’t stop laughing when I try to kiss her in public. And the girl who has taught me how to fight for the joy inside of our relationship.
Over the last month I have learned how to fight for April when our God given joy has been threatened and I know that over the next week it will be stressful and parts of the week might even feel joyless. But that is where God comes in. He told me to tell April I love her and he has honored that risk I took so I am going to continue to trust him.
We want to continue to take risks that honor God and each other, but we know it will not be easy. So if you could you pray for April and me so that we have the strength to love each other and fight for joy each day.
When we trust God we will love better. True love is patient and kind. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, and love never ends. But most of all love is not easy, it is risky. I know that things will fall apart. April and I will have rough days and maybe even some things with our wedding will not go as planned, but I am going to chose to find joy in God and love April with out end. So please pray for us and let me know what you have done to help keep love alive in your life and your relationships?
4 thoughts on “My Risk Will Be Rewarded With Joy: One Week Until I Am Married!”
“perfect love casts out fear!”,… sounds like you’re “walking on water” to me!,… wishing you and April, “all the best!”,… (-:
I have been praying daily that God would teach me how to love with his perfect love.
Some define risk as climbing fourteeners or some wild outdoor adventure. But the real risk and reward comes with sharing your heart and life with another person. Enjoy the ride.
Sharing your heart is the riskiest thing ever and I am so glad that I did.