Since I could remember I have been dreaming about a perfect fairytale wedding. I remember thinking, “A castle would do.” As an adult, my thoughts began to change. Once the planning started; all of the price tags began to show up like an evil wasp chasing me in a dream (I hate wasps!).
Now days, people can get away with that! “Oh you want that service for a wedding not a corporate event?” Let me say that service for a wedding is about $300 more. WHY?! Young couples getting married are now shelling anywhere from 20,000-33,306 dollars!! It is crazy! Now, good for the ones who have parents saving up for something like this. Others may not have that advantage.
Of course I had a mental check with my 5 year old self. My new thoughts “Ok, obviously this is going to be a little different than what I have wanted before, but I will make it work.” “God will make it work.”
Now, I know stepping out in faith has no real power unless I BELIEVE that God is working. So many Christians today say they have faith although they really walk in fear and defeat, they just say they believe…this was me for so, so long. The experience I had planning a wedding was the first one where I actually GAVE it ALL to him…boy did he make it worth it. Just before this I had surrendered my life to God…ALL of it. I was no longer sitting on the fence with one foot on the side of the world and the other on the side with Christ.
One miraculous thing happened after another, we found a church that offered us a free venue. God led us to a florist that later decided to help us after we told her we were not going to be able to get flowers because of finances after one of us lost our jobs. Her exact words one night on the phone was “I feel like God led me to do your bouquets for FREE!” We found a closet in the venue that happened to have an entire collection of wedding décor that they so willingly let us borrow. My uncle happens to be a pastor so we had our officiant. I am a graphic designer so I made my own invitations. My cousin was a photographer so she offered to do our pictures!!! IT WAS AMAZINGLY CRAZY how God was pulling this off.
BELIEVE and you will receive.
Throughout all of these miracles that were popping out of the heavens through God open doors for ministry opportunities. I tell you what I ate it up…I told everyone what God was doing in our lives. It helps people to believe too. It is so important to tell the world of the blessings that you receive through this life walking with Christ. I hope this helps you believe a little more and remember that God’s got it!
11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.