Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How My Best Friend's Wedding Reignited my Purity Walk with Christ


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 Truly, I love this girl so much. I could write a whole novel, but I'll try to keep it as brief as possible.
This girl has been such an incredible friend to me throughout the years.. Since 5th grade!
Through times where I was bullied, she was there.

She always gave me the most thoughtful birthday gift every year, she always made me handmade cards, and i STILL HAVE THEM ALL! THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS.

She's truly been there. When I met her she wasn't Christian, and I claimed to be but still lived any kind of way (lukewarm, ehh)and  I got to witness an incredible growth in her walk with Christ throughout the years.

My beautiful Bridesmaid Invitation 

Beautiful handmade cards I've gotten from Jubilee throughout the years


We were Twins on 'Twin Day' our Senior Year of High School (2012) We look JUST ALIKE huh? :p


She shares my love of theater and writing and I miss those days where we got to practice plays in theater together :(

To our walks around our hometown during our 'off periods' because we were trying to get healthy but we would just walk to the gas station and get sweets! lol We even talked about your wedding then
..crazy how things happen.


Jubilee is: ♥Compassionate ♥Creative ♥Patient ♥An Artist ♥ A Giver ♥A Sweetheart ♥Faithful ♥And Ultimately Christ's Daughter!

Jubilee..I never told you this..[way to share on my blog ehh? ;p lol I'm very good at sharing my feelings AFTER the fact....I'm still working on that in my life..lol]

But during your wedding, I was NOT walking in sexual purity.. and not just physical purity but spiritual as well. 

And I know that purity only comes through Christ NOW. But my mind use to think back then (2014 past) "How far can I go and still not go all the way but still not 'do it'" instead of "What boundaries am I going to set to stay pure to please my Savior.

I truly wanted to be sexually pure, but I felt as if [lies from the enemy] that I was "too far gone" and I didn't know how I could stop, or if I even "deserved" to be sexually pure again.

I remember when we were at your wedding venue the day of your wedding, the morning of, I walked by the groom's cake.. It was a dog tag. In icing there were 3 dates displayed: 1.) The day you guys started dating. 2.) The day you guys got engaged  3.) And the day you guys got married. And there were YEARRRRSS in between the 1) and 3.) date.

Honestly I thought-- "God, I want a Godly marriage, I do, but that's like 5 years they waited? And no sex? But look at the results! But my sin nature [which is so selfish] was thinking...Would someone wait that long for me? Am I worthy? God. I want what they have, I want to please you, but I need your help! How does one even wait that long...?? God.. it's hard to wait that long! Everyone is having sex before marriage..I know its not working cuz look at the broken relationships and divorce rate and demonic oppression..I WANT YOUR WAY BUT GOD I NEED YOUR SPIRIT TO HELP ME!"- thinking all this as i'm looking at the cake and wanting to eat it as well! lol :p

I was reminded of 1 Cor. 6:19-" Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body."

MY BODY IS NOT MY OWN IT IS CHRIST'S. I BELIEVED THE LIE THAT CHRISTIANITY WAS EASY! it's not. NOTHING WORTH HAVING IN THIS LIFE IS EASY, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT. being set apart in this world won't be easy, but it will be WORTH IT!

"They are not of the world, even as I am not of it." Christ tells us in John 17:16. When Christ CHOSE to be crucified for us he KNEW IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE EASY,,BUT HE KNEW IT WOULD BE WORTH IT FOR THE ETERNAL GAIN AND FOR SOULS TO BE SAVED!

Raymond was in the military, they had a long distance relationship! The odds seemed stacked against them and I'm sure it was hard but you know what? IT WAS WORTH IT!   "For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!"- 2 Corn. 4:17

Their wedding day truly GLORIFIED CHRIST! It was so selfless! Those two were so full of joy! And it was like "WOW, FINALLY THEY ARE ONE! " Knowing that they strive for purity in all areas of their relationship and chose to wait on God and honor him truly made the wedding more special. 

Everyone is already 'acting like a married couple with no commitment' even if they do make it to the aisle. And honestly, although marriage is still beautiful, its AWE INSPIRING, WHEN THE COUPLE TRULY STROVE TO DO IT GOD'S WAY! IT'S LIKE WOW! THEY TRULY BECOME 1 TODAY!

So I was honored that I got to be apart of that special day. Honestly, the more I grow in Christ and understand what marriage truly is made for, to be an example of Christ's relationship with the Church. 

Now free from the bondage of LUST! [satan and my flesh of course are fighting against my stand but I have the Holy Spirit with me and I've been free for almost 1 year and 2 months :) ] I can truly appreciate their wedding day even more!

You are never to far gone! Don't believe those lies! You can always start over, no matter where you are in your walk! Jubilee got her fairy tale wedding, but every fairy tale comes with trails and tribulations but when you overcome them, it makes for an AMAZING STORY, SO UNBELIEVABLE THAT IT SEEMS LIKE A FAIRYTALE!  #KinneyFairytale

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