Today, I am thrilled to give you The Vows We Make, guest posted by Misty at Simply Helping Him.
The vows we make to our husbands are often quickly forgotten. Sometimes it’s just a repeat after the preacher speech because we don’t truly think about what we’re saying.
Have you taken a look at or thought about what your wedding vows were?
This is the day that you stood before God and committed yourself to your husbands.
What did you say “I Do” too?
“I ____, take thee ____, to be my lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish and to obey, till death us do part.”
I believe each phrase/statement in the traditional wedding vow is important…..
These are the vows we make:
Not only does it cover the good and bad, but it goes step by step through the majority of marital problems.
Money, Health and Life Circumstances…..
The first part of your vow is easy! 🙂
You get to be married, have and hold the man you love!
Yet, your promise to your husband doesn’t end there….
No matter what good or bad comes your way……he is your husband…..
Whether wealth or poverty is yours……he is your husband…..
If health is taken away or remains…..so does he……he is your husband….
Your vow also gives you the answers to “How do I do this?”
Always……Til death you do part…..
Love is a choice…..
Cherish is to hold dear…..to embrace with affection…..
Throughout life’s beauty and it’s challenges we must make choices on how we will respond.
Your husband depends on you. You were created for him. He needs your love. He needs to be cherished. He needs to be obeyed.
When we respond to all his needs, the way God calls us to, according to the promises we made on our wedding day, then we will have no difficulty with whatever life brings our way.
Your vow is a beautiful map of the journey of marriage, only look to God for more detailed directions along the way.