The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Blog from SCB’s Friend, Wedding Pickle

by admin on March 11, 2011 in Purpose, Scripture, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Pickle: Got FAITH?

Hurray! You are getting married! You probably went out and bought several magazines, signed up on all those popular wedding sites, printed out checklists and ordered some books. The truth is that we all have lives, work, school, and family, and planning a wedding can easily turn into another job taking hours upon hours of your time.

Now, you have been waiting for this your whole life! It is natural for this to be your priority. You might find you will cut time elsewhere to make time for your wedding plans. But, are you cutting time from God?

The Pickle: It is so easy to get lost in excitement and forget to keep God in the forefront of our lives. Of course, when you take control, the balance isn’t right. The stress might consume you. Enter “bridezilla”. You never want to lose sight of the real meaning behind your wedding, behind the flowers and the shoes. Most importantly, you never want to lose sight of THE ONE. No, not your groom (he is your two). God is THE ONE.

The Solution: So, in all the craziness, how do you keep God in front? It is simple. All you need is to maintain that relationship with God. Don’t get lost in rituals, routines, the I-went-to-church-today-so-I’m-good mentality. Just maintain the relationship. Maintain your FAITH.

Here are some ways to maintain your F-A-I-T-H:

1. Framing– Frame your day with God. When you wake up in the morning, talk to Him. When you go to bed, talk to Him. Do it out loud, do it in your mind, do it in the car, do it in the bathroom. Say anything. Just talk to Him. It is all about the relationship. He cares!

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12-13

2. Accountability– Or Accountabuddy! Pair up with a friend to go to church together and to study the bible together.

3. Immersion– They say the best way to learn a language is through immersion. The best way to learn in Christ? Immersion. You are already on your phone, email, social networks, etc. Put Christ there too.

  • Email- Crosswalk allows you to choose from several devotionals to get in your email daily. Make sure to pick daily ones and maybe a few weekly ones!
  • Facebook- ‘Like’ some pages to see them in your news feeds: Crosswalkcom, EncouragementforToday, Lifechurchtv, awesomemarriage
  • Twitter- Follow these and add them to a list to make sure you catch the tweets: @dailybible, @Biblesummary 
  • Apps- Bible by LifeChurch.tv (A free app that puts the whole Bible on your phone with access to Bible studies or daily reading plans)
  • Radio- Find your local Christian station. Listen to it all the time or flip to it occasionally. You never know when a song will speak to you. My favorite is K-Love (you can listen to it online too)

4. Talent– Take time for yourself doing what you love. Paint, draw, write, sing, have fun socializing at a get together, etc. Anything that brings out your passion and brings you peace and joy.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. Romans 12:65

5. Home Base– I always believe that a person should pray, pray, and pray some more. But, when you have so much going on in your head, it can be hard just to think of what say. What I do when I am in a whirlwind is get down to my “home base” prayer:

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. – Psalm 25:4-5 

Find wedding tips and inspiration on my blog at theweddingpickle.com

Feel free to contact me with questions, prayer requests or just to say hello! I love to chat and meet new people!

{Email}weddingpickle@gmail.com {Twitter}@WeddingPickle

 

 

 

 

Melina is a wedding blogger and creator of Wedding Pickle, a U.S. Marine wife and a Mother (to a Pug!) with a mission to bring Christ back into the center of marriage.

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