Happy February y’all!
I love Everything about February…The hearts that are displayed everywhere you go…roses & banners of love…splashes of reds & pinks…chocolate covered strawberries…v-day cards & goodies…
Ahhhh, I can go on & on, but my all time number one reason why I love February so much is because it’s the month we got married!
February the 7th marks 19 years of marriage for us!
I’ve been reflecting on the past 19 years, and I’ve stumbled across some amazing memories. Memories that are so wonderful that i never want to forget. But there are also some not so amazing ones. Ones that I wish I could forget, that I wish never happened. But then I got to thinking. How did we survive 19 years of marriage? How did we survive the memories that we wish we could forget? How in the heck did we make it this far?
Jesus? Yes. Grace? Yes. Forgivess? Yes.
But it goes deeper than that. It’s a heart issue. If we didn’t have a healthy spiritual heart, a heart like our Heavenly Father, we wouldn’t have made it this far. When we get saved, we get a heart transplant. (Spiritually speaking) We give up or old filthy carnal unforgiving resentful heart and get a new heart.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26
Jesus gives us a new heart when we receive him as our Lord and Savior. It’s up to us if we’re going to receive it or not. Having a heart fully surrendered to him is what helps us when life throws curve balls our way. We respond to things differently when Jesus is the ruler of our heart. We want what Jesus wants and we hate what Jesus hates…because it’s his heart that’s inside of us.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me..” Galatians 2:20
We have to crucify our old heart…our flesh daily. I will be the first to admit that sometimes this isn’t easy to do. I have responded to things in the flesh so many times. So. Many. Times.
Someone once said marriage is two selfish completely different people trying to live together. (I think that’s how it was said?!? Lol) And it’s true. But the thing is, we have to have a heart that chooses to serve, chooses to forgive, and chooses to love. Because love is a choice. Forgiveness is a choice.
February is known as American heart month. This is the month dedicated to checking your heart and making sure it’s strong & healthy. There are so many resources you can go to for facts about what’s good¬ good for your heart and all that.
Lets have a spiritual heart check. How’s your heart right now? Is it in sync with God’s heart? Are u allowing things in there that can cause heart disease? Are you exercising in prayer & daily bible reading?
I truly believe that we were able to make it 19 years of marriage because we decided that no matter what happens in this life, we are going to keep a right heart towards God and each other and choose to love&forgive. But the key is you have to have a right heart.
So, here’s to 19 years of being married to the most faithful, the most caring, the most loyal, the most humble man…I love you with all my heart. You complete me.
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9