A Marriage After His Heart

My journey and life unscripted as I transition from the role of a single mom living for God to a newlywed trying my best at blending and expanding my family, all while pursing a marriage after God and my husband's heart. Join us on this journey!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Perception vs Reality

"Perception is everything"- or so the saying goes. I have heard one to many times in my life how its not what you think, do, or say but it's how others perceive what you think, do, or say. The funny thing is, that for the longest, I agreed with this statement, but I am slowly starting to take a step back and look at the meaning through spiritual glasses. I believe perception is just a plain old trick of the enemy, the father of lies, and the master of illusion.

If we are truly guided by the Holy Spirit in all that we think, do, or say then a person's perception should reflect the same. When we speak, do and say of our own, this is when perception gets all misguided and misaligned.

I realized this today as my husband and I were busying around the house. Our kids are not with us this week so it's just the two of us, no distractions, and our honeymoon phase should still be intact right? Ahh Ha, but then comes the lie of perception. It's like this perpetual raining thunder cloud coming out of no where on an otherwise bright and sunny day trying to breed confusion. But thankfully the reality in our life is that the word of God is our umbrella to shield us from those thunder clouds of perception, imagination, misunderstanding, confusion and every other little evil germ that tries to breed discontentment in our otherwise bright and sunny marriage.

I see now more than ever that a couple must be so closely knit, and so close to God that they can both stay sheltered under the protective umbrella of God's word. That's just the reality and if we don't keep it a reality one of us will be forever hit by the deceptiveness of perception which in the end will become a huge cloud in our marriage.

I love my husband for his closeness to God and his eagerness to keep us both walking in step, in sync, within the will and protection of God. And just to show the enemy how close to God we are, I am going home tonight to cook his favorite meal: smothered pork chops, cabbage, veggies and cornbread ;) This victory goes to the newly weds! We can't wait to get many more under our belt, together, through the power of God.

Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged!-mrs. thomas

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finally Up For Air

Ooookay, The Thomas's have officially come up for air from our honeymoon bubble and are now back into the real world. Today is my first day back at work and life is once again busy. I only have a few moments to post and I hope to post more later this week.

The wedding was beautiful. I have some of the ceremony on video that I made my mom take while we were saying our vows and I will post tomorrow. You can go to this link here, which is my photographer's blog and see a few pictures. Hopefully the rest will be out this weekend and I will again post so that you can see pictures. Unfortunately everyone took pictures but no one used my camera so I don't have pictures just yet to share.

I love being married. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband. Mark is so considerate, protective, and understanding. While we were on our honeymoon I was not allowed to lift a finger, no cooking, no cleaning, nothing! I just lounged around our beautiful cabin and for the first time in my life experienced the feeling of being waited on hand and foot. We had a wonderful time and if anyone is looking for a great place to get away, Pigeon Forge, TN is EXCELLENT. The cabins are first rate and it is truly a family friendly place.

I gotta run now, but will be back to post soon. Oh yeah, I hope to have my profile, and template updated before weeks end!

mrs. thomas