She became his wife, and he loved her ~Genesis 24:67 NIV
God’s timing for our lives is very interesting to me.
You see, this weekend; the weekend before Valentine’s Day, I had to prepare a promo video for a retreat I’m speaking at where I’ve been asked to share my talk on The BEST Cinderella Story.
To get into the Cinderella mindset I decided to watch Drew Barrymore’s movie, Ever After. I love how strong and stubborn Drew shows this fairy tale girl to be, she’s not some pushover princess. In this version, Cinder girl Danielle frees herself from an evil captor and still lands the prince! It’s a really great story that I’m sure you’d love because girls,
who doesn’t love a good chick flick?
When I watched the movie, a line struck me when Prince Henry was talking to Leonardo about the age-old question:
“Do you really think there is only one perfect mate?”
In the course of their discussion, Prince Henry asks,
“Is everything just chance or are some things meant to be?”
MY FAVORITE ROMANCE STORY IN THE BIBLE
I couldn’t help but think about my most favorite romantic love story in the Bible. Genesis 24 tells how intimately involved God was in the connecting of Isaac and Rebekah. This story is what great chick flicks are made of!
Isaac is a wealthy, strong, rugged man who worked the land and lived in the desert. Saddened by the death of his mother, Father Abraham sends his servant on a mission to find Isaac a wife. Not really common in our culture, but this servant loved his boss, so he had Isaac’s best interest at heart. When I reread the story, I could see how God was able to direct Abraham’s servant to the girl of Isaac’s dreams. The Bible says of their relationship that
“she became his wife, and he loved her.”
Girls, if you’re wanting that match-made-in-heaven marriage you’d be wise to follow the same process of the servant to help find Isaac a wife, to help you find your Mr. Right. (You can find my breakdown of his steps in the download below.)
If you’re in a marriage that is leaving you feeling anything but loved, I encourage you to take the first step the servant followed. Invite God into your decision-making process.
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But above all else girls, KNOW… our Daddy loves you and not just on Valentine’s Day!
Father…I thank-you because You always have my best interest at heart. Trusting You and Your timing, I choose to place my heart in Your hands because I know it’s safe with You. You know my longing to be loved in marriage. Please fill the empty places of my soul with your love and help me surrender every desire of my heart to You, so You can fill me to OVERflowing. In Jesus Name…Amen
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- Genesis 24:67
- A Quick Study of Genesis 24 with tips on How To Find Mr. Right For You can be downloaded from above.
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I love that God made love! A good chick flick can be fun sometimes too!
So good to hear from you again. I miss our days of greater connection. Hope all is well with you and that you’re feeling the love <3
I do love a good chick flick. God has our best interests at heart. He should be involved in our decision-making process. Great post!
Thanks for the encouragement! Hope you felt the love this Valentine’s <3
Who doesn’t love a good romance, indeed. I don’t typically rewatch shows or movies – except good chick flicks. I’ll watch them over and over again. laurensparks.net
I’m with you girl. Sleepless in Seattle is one of them for me too…
Hope you felt the love this Valentine’s <3