Beloved

When you are doubted, do you remember that you are chosen? And, because you are chosen by me, I dwell in you and walk with you. Every day I am with you.

Stop counting your sins, you are forgiven.img_5920

Even while you sinned I died for you. And as I died for you, your sin died with me. You are free now. You are not condemned. I do not condemn you.

You need not fear a hard heart and a closed mind, I have removed those things from you. The scales have been removed.

You are a new creation in me. Your new self is righteous and holy. You have every spiritual blessing on your side. You are marked as mine, sealed with my spirit. My peace guards your heart, from all that it needs guarding against.

You are raised up above the earthly hurts that come your way because I raise you up.

Continue seeking things above, daily. Your flesh and your heart, they might fail you. But I am your strength and your portion.

Eph 1:4; 1 Cor 6:19; 1 John 1:9; Romans 5:8; Romans 6:6; Romans 8:1; 2 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 5:17; Eph 1:3, 13; Eph 4:24; Phil 4:7; Col 3:1; Psalms 73:26

SAHWM

marriageredeemed-2Things are quite busy for me this month. Being a stay-at-home-working-mom is never easy, but it’s even tougher this month. So, as I prepare to pack up my desk and my two kids and head to San Diego for a business trip, for the kids to stay with family I’m calling upon this promise to sustain me through a busy season, and fill me with peace and a level head in the midst of it. Thankful that even in my chaos, he is on the throne!
 
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

I still mean it today.

I Taylor take you, Daniel, to be my husband
My constant friend,
My faithful partner,
And my love,
From this day forward,
Whatever the future holds.
In the presence of God, our family and friends
I offer you my solemn vow,
To put your needs above my own,
To love you and stand by you,
In plenty and in want,
In joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health,
As your faithful companion.
I promise to love you with all of my heart
To support, honor and respect you
And to cherish you always,
As long as we both shall live.

I meant them five years ago, and I mean them today.

But today, I’ve seen what it means to be in want, what it means to put your needs before mine, to support you and respect you, to cherish you, your health, and your safety. We’ve seen sorrow and loss, conflict and hardship, hurt feelings and tears, and long uphill battles, and we’ve seen so joy — so much joy.

We’ve seen contentment, we’ve tasted how sweet it is when we seek and He allows us to find His will for our lives. We’ve seen His blessing in the faces of our littles ones, His provision in the laughter of our friendships, and His love in our dedication to each other.

So today, I mean them, I really really mean them.

Happy Anniversary, Dan Monaco, I love you! Cheers to the last, amazing, five years.

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