Being obedient does have its rewards! One year after purchasing my dress, 18 months of not fornicating and finally moving to New York I met a man at a baby shower that I did not want to attend. The man was to become my future husband.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I also began reading a book written by Joel Olsteen named Live Your Best Life Now. This book and the bible changed my life. I began to realize how I think and the words that I spoke had a huge impact on the direction my life was headed. So, I decided to change my thinking and language. I delve more on this subject in my book.
I know I said I was not going to talk about fear but I lied… Fear is always the reason why we do not ever get what we want!
“Such Love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (1 John 4:18) NLT
I realized that fear was the very reason I was not obedient to GOD. I was afraid that God would not perform what he promised. I was afraid that God did not have the power to send me my husband and bless me with my children. I was afraid because I still did not understand and know the true power of LOVE which is God. The minute I stepped out in faith and gave God all of me the LOVE of God began to pour in and transform my life.
Knowing now how powerful words are, the night I met my husband was pure destiny. He mentioned on three separate occasions to friends that “I was his future wife.” I in turn three times told him “Just for saying those words I will be your future wife.” He giggled and said yeah yeah… He did not know the power of the tongue, But I did and I claimed it.
The day I waited all my life happened on August 3, it was the best day of my life. I got a chance to wear the dress that I purchased five years prior before I met Dudley. My husband was and is exactly what I asked God for. My best friend, lover and most importantly my “Bad boy” Christian. God gave me everything that everyone said I could not have and the blessings keep piling in. Most importantly the power of God allowed me to let go of my past hurts and learn to love myself.
“Your love delights me, my treasure, my groom (bride). Your love is better than wine, your cologne (perfume) more fragrant than spices.” (Songs of Songs 4:10) NLT
“Like the finest apple tree in the orchard is my lover among other young men. I sit in his delightful shade and taste his delicious fruit. He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.” (Songs of Songs 2:3-4) NLT
Dudley Sylvain is my charming prince, my knight and shining armor, he selflessly loves me and I him and together we love God. May God continue to bless our marriage and I dedicate this post to you! I LOVE YOU!
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