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JULIE WELLS: Keep Jesus first in marriage

Monday, my husband Kevin and I will celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary.

These past two years have flown by. On the one hand, it is hard to believe it has been two years and, at the same time, it seems like we've just always been Mr. and Mrs. Wells.

It has been an amazing two years, though.

I've learned a lot about myself and a lot about Kevin. I have to say, when I prayed that God would send me a person that makes me want to be a better person, He surely answered my prayers, over and beyond what I could have imagined.

I could go on and on about how awesome I think Kevin is and how very blessed I feel to be married to my best friend. Despite his love for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, I love my husband.

I could go on and say how proud I am of him. He has gone back to school and he is doing great. He has made a lot of sacrifices to help better our lives as a family.

Of course, I think he is going to make the best daddy ever. His face lights up when we talk about our little bundle of joy expected to be here in March.

But I will say this -- it is only by the grace of God that we have the kind of marriage that we do.

Kevin and I both give all the credit to the Lord for everything in regard to our marriage. We know it was the Lord who brought us together and it is the Lord who will continue to keep us going in this thing called life. Kevin and I have always had an understanding with one another that in our personal hearts, Jesus has to remain first and foremost, without fail.

When you take Him out of something and place self first, things just become a complete mess. That goes with everything in life, and not just in marriages.

God has given Kevin and I both an opportunity to live a Godly life on this earth and He blessed us with each other to do so.

We've had several couples come to us, asking us for marriage advise. In the beginning, I felt very unfit to be giving any advice; we've only been married two years. But by the time the third and fourth couple rolled around, we knew God had plans for our marriage.

I pray that plan involves us keeping God first in our marriage and being the couple that He called us to be. Everything else is left up the Lord. It is that simple really.

I don't know where you are in your marriage. Maybe you know of a couple that is in need of a God-sized miracle in their marriage. I encourage you to be an example to them and those other couples around you.

The very first and best thing you can do for them is pray for them. Stand in the gap for them and let them know you are praying for their marriage. God will make a way, He always does.

Happy anniversary Kevin Wells -- you are such a blessing in my life and I love you.

Julie Wells is the editorial assistant in the newsroom at the Rockdale Citizen. She can be reached at julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com.