, originally uploaded by Shutter-Think.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offense in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
“God wants you to look into your heart and soul and be absolutely honest with yourself about all sorts of things. About the reason you are getting married, for example…
I don’t think God wants to deny you a beautiful wedding, but He also wants to make sure that you aren’t putting on a big show just to prove something to people who thought you were never going to amount to much or never find a husband…
You will recognize God’s voice if you have the nagging sense that your wedding is becoming a blowout party instead of an uplifting celebration.
God is not a party-pooper by any means. But a wedding is a sacred thing, and it’s as important to spend as much time on the content as you do on the form. Because the content of the wedding is not just the vows you speak or the words offered by the officiant. The content of your wedding is in the very spirit that you bring to the altar. And God wants that spirit to be at peace. And I’ve found that He will keep whispering to you until you resolve anything that might interrupt that peace.”
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
– Inviting God to Your Wedding by Martha Williamson