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Topic: Ding-Dong (05/16/13)
TITLE: Going to the Chapel
By Janelle Goodwin
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January 7, 2000; 7pm with seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen. Our colors are purple and gold, the colors of royalty. Here I am, waiting to walk down the aisle, watching our attendants walk to their assigned spots, seeing Chad walk to the front, knowing that he is God’s perfect man for me. God ordained our marriage and everything about our courtship.
I knew that God had called me to be a wife to a man in ministry. I had already spent too many years looking for a boyfriend. I had come to the conclusion to just focus on God. During my nightly prayer time one night I just poured my heart out to God. I just confessed to Him my desire to have a husband and I knew that it was my calling to be a wife, but I loved God so much that if being in love with a man caused me to leave my first love; God, then I did not want to get married. I did not want the devotion of my heart to change from God. He was first in my life and I did not want anyone else to take His place.
One Saturday night at a singing Chad sang, “I felt your prayers when you were praying for me”, while enjoying the song God spoke to me. He said Chad was the man that I had been praying for all these years. I was so excited. That night I told our friend what God had said to me and he and his wife made further plans to get us together. It did not take long. The next day as our friends were finding out Chad’s true feelings for me, God spoke to Chad and he confessed that I was the one for him. That night Chad and I continued to get to know each other.
A Lady of Virtue is a helpmate to her husband and as a helpmate this lady completes and fulfills all needs of her husband in the areas of prayer, emotion, social, and spiritual needs. God knew that Chad and I were complete opposites, but He also knew that what we needed most was each other, for everywhere that one of us is weak, the other one is strong; we complete each other.
In just five short months God put all plans together for us to have the wedding of our dreams. He laid out all of the details as Chad and I made each of the decisions God was the center of everything. Ding-Dong, the wedding bells rang, it was finally time for us to go to the chapel to get married.
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