Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some Thoughts.

Lately I've been really drawn to my bible, and the book When God Writes Your Love Story.
It's like the two have been laying in the corner of my room just staring at me, begging me to open them up and feast my eyes on their pages.

So I have.
And it's amazing how fulfilling the words on those pages has been.

I read When God Writes Your Love Story (by Leslie and Eric Ludy) at the beginning of the year, but re-reading it has shed light on so many things I missed the first go round.



It seems like we all focus so much on planning our future wedding, laying out EVERY single detail, except really focusing on what the Lord wants for us in the most important part of our wedding day: our spouse.

We spend how much time pinning wedding ideas on Pinterest? Yet, how much time do we actually spend praying for our future spouse? Or time preparing our heart for them?  

How can we expect a Prince Charming, when we ourselves don't live up to these standards we want in a partner. It's so important to be the person you are looking for, and I feel like that's one of those common sense ideas that we so easily forget. How do you find it acceptable to be searching for this perfect guy, when you yourself aren't living up to the same standards?

The book has a chapter that really focuses on praying for your future spouse, and it said to consider the fact that your spouse is out there somewhere, right this second. Crazy to think about, right? It just makes my heart swell with so much love thinking that my husband is walking around right now, and someday I'll meet him. :) Cheesy, but seriously, it's such a lovely thought. It makes it that much more REAL, of why it's so important to be conscious of decisions we make in relationships now.


I just had to share all of my little thoughts from the week.
Hope you all are doing just peachy on this fine Wednesday evening!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

LOVE that book! I read it in college, and then I went and bought Authentic Beauty, When God Writes Your Life Story, and even God's Gift to Women (very interesting to hear the guy's side!). And I loved that it made me think about my hubby before ever meeting him!

The Dalton Gang

Samantha Shepherd said...

I couldn't agree with you more! When God Writes Your Love Story completely changed my perspective and outlook on dating, my future hubby, etc. Like you, I didn't truly soak in the truths until the second time I read it. :)

PostgradPrep said...

I will have to add this to my devotionals list.

Kelsey said...

Preach it sister! I read the book back in high school and have since past it on to some of the girls in my youth small group. You'll find your prince and he will totally be worth the wait!

Lauren said...

Love that book! So true! My pinterest board is full but my heart and prayers arent! Thanks girl!

Candace said...

Love this book! Remember to go get When Dreams Come True! You will love it! I cried through most of it!

JKT said...

Oh my gosh. I'm going to HAVE to read this book...I can't wait. I've been drawn to my Bible a lot lately too. I've been rethinking my whole stance on my relationship with God, spirituality, etc- which really makes me think of how I need redefine how I date and my relationships.

This post made me look forward to meeting you EVEN more!

Kristen said...

I haven't read it, but I heard of it before I got married. My version of this book for you, was Captivating. Loved it.

young and changing said...

This post was the reminder I needed today, I will have to get it!

Elle Hattan said...

Thank you so much for posting this :) I read the book a few years ago and I think I'll reread it again. I feel it calling to me. Xoxo

Portuguese Prepster said...

sounds like a great read..between pinterest and blogs I think we dream about the details of our wedding more than our groom!

Jamie said...

My favorite book ever! Adam and I both read it about 3 years ago and it made a HUGE difference in our relationship. There's so many common sense things that we take for granted and this book definitely made me realize a lot of things! Love it!!

Kristin said...

The more I think about it, the more I would love to read it. I feel like it would make a big impact on my mind in how I would hope for a future spouse like me in many ways!

Jordan said...

Love this post, Leslie! I really need to get that book! :)

Annie said...

I love this, Leslie! I haven't read When God Writes Your Love Story but I did read Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy and it was so good.