Daily Reflections

“I Do”

July 29, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. —2 Corinthians 5:17

When a man and woman stand before a minister to join their lives together, they affirm a series of vows, usually by saying “I do.” At that moment, they make a full surrender of their lives to each other. They pledge to love each other, to be faithful to each other, and to serve each other.

However, once a couple says “I do”—once they come to that point of initial surrender—they begin a lifetime process of keeping those vows every day, for the rest of their lives. After the candles are blown out, the rice is thrown, and the rented tuxes are returned, they must begin to live out the implications of those vows in the nitty-gritty context of real life—for better and for worse.

Likewise, in our relationship with the Lord, there’s a point at which we say to Him, “I do.” Now, on a daily, perpetual basis, we’re called to live out that consecration by responding to the various circumstances and choices of life in obedience and surrender to His will.

Make it Personal

How can you choose to say, “I do,” to the Lord each and every day?