Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Newlyweds and Prayer

Yesterday marked the 4 month anniversary of Charsie and Jesse's wedding.
The newlyweds are doing great.
It's fun having them live close and see them often.

One of the main reasons I am so confident that they are doing so well and will continue to, is that they started out on the right path.
  Their wedding and marriage has been covered in prayer at every turn.

This is one of my favorite moments of their wedding.
We had a plan to take this picture and have them stand on either side of the door, but not see each other.  
They hadn't seen each other at all that day, they were pretty traditional throughout.
And then, before they went their separate ways Jesse said a prayer and we all got to stand with them and witness and agree.

His prayer was one of the most heart-felt sweetest prayers I've ever heard.
  The reason I know it was heart-felt was that he had no time to prepare. 
 We just threw it on him, and asked if he would mind saying a prayer before they went back to their separate areas, and he covered his bride and their lives in a gorgeous prayer of blessing.
It was truly a sweet and  holy moment.  

These 2 have prayed together from the very beginning of their relationship. 
 They are both prayer warriors and it is evident in their individual lives and now in their life together as husband and wife.  
They have had some "life situations" to wade thru together already, and they have handled it with prayer as the first line of action, and they are definitely seeing the favor of the Lord.

Psalm 90:17English Standard Version (ESV)
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
    and establish the work of our hands upon us;
    yes, establish the work of our hands! 

This picture blesses my heart.  

The photographer, our good friend, Cassie from Cassie Goossen Photography, had just arrived at the church and I started banging (yes banging, because we were running a tad behind schedule) on the door to the guys' dressing room area, and Charlie came out and told me to hold on and give them a minute because they were praying; and he promptly shut the door so he could continue to join them again.
I paused for a moment and looked at Cassie, 
my beautiful, Jesus loving, prayer warrior, photographer friend,
 and explained that we needed to wait a they were praying over Jesse.

  We both looked at each other like WOW...that would be a beautiful moment to I proceeded to bang on the door which my loving hubby came to the door slightly annoyed and I whispered our request of letting Cassie get some pictures. 
 He was happy to let Cassie in because he knows her and he knows that she has a very personal relationship with the Lord Jesus, and she would just bring even more unity and blessing to what was going on in such an intimate moment,
 get some awesome pictures to remember it all by.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Beautiful family!

Beautiful wedding!

Amazing Photographer!!! :)