Real Life Rev Blog

Feb
07
I Am Ready 4 Love

I am ready for love. Soulful song released by recording string India Aire. It is also the words I remember praying to God every night before I met my wife. I had gotten to the point where I was tired of being by myself. When I was much younger I was the guy NO ONE thought would get married. But I remember thinking after the last of my close friends got married,


God I don’t want to be alone anymore, I am ready NOW!


But was I really truly ready? I mean Ephesians 5 ready? The answer was no. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t know that I wasn’t ready, but I wasn’t. I was just lonely. I really had no idea what it would take to be a husband. Then my teacher/mentor Rev. Bevel said “Daniel stop running around playing and get married. “ I replied “Rev ain’t no more wives out here” he laughed and said the words that were a game changer for me.


“If you want a wife, you have to be a husband. He said don’t wait to get married to start practicing being a husband”


Truthfully I didn’t listen right away. I wish I had, because loving like Christ loved the church isn’t easy. He gave his life for the church. We say that but really let the sink in. The Bible calls for husbands to love their wives like he loved the church. He was willing to continue showing love while experiencing broken promise after broken promise and still died in place of the guilty shameful people that he loved literally to death. But there’s a second part.


Christ also was resurrected for his bride (the church). That means we aren’t to Stay on the cross, we have to also come to life for our wives.


“Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.”


1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭GNB‬‬


“In the same way you husbands must live with your wives with the proper understanding that they are weaker than you. Treat them with respect, because they also will receive, together with you, God's gift of life. Do this so that nothing will interfere with your prayers.”


1 Peter‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭GNB‬‬


Pay close attention to the highlighted portions. Treating your wife improperly will impact your prayers. Why?


Because God is your father & father in law.


Below is a few of the couples in our marriage tribe. Building a village of other married couples is a major key.


The first pic was when we all got together to write the vision. The second pic is when God made it plain.



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The Bradley’s love all of the couples in our wedding tribe. We support each other. We push each other. We were blessed to have people that we can move through this marriage Life with.


It’s not all #MCM or #WCW but it’s in the rough times that your bond becomes stronger. we realize that it will work for our good, but it may not always feel it.


“The LORD gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on clay tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.”


‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭GNB‬‬



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