God spon­sors what He sup­ports, say new­ly­weds

Jamaica Gleaner - - FAMILY & RELIGION - Fam­ilyan­dreli­[email protected]­erjm.com

FRESH DOWN the aisle and still cel­e­brat­ing a union bound by God, the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Christo­pher and Amoy Lawrence is a tes­ta­ment to other Chris­tians that God spon­sors what He sup­ports.

When the two re­ceived the holy con­fir­ma­tion that they were di­vinely con­nected, they knew that the next move was to wait for the ‘when’.

“It is one thing to know that you are to marry, but it is equally as im­por­tant to know when and how to do it, and in God’s tim­ing,” said Amoy, who evan­ge­lis­ti­cally op­er­ates un­der the ti­tle The Anointed Writer.

The woman of God ,who strongly be­lieves in to­tal sub­mis­sion, ex­plained that the right thing done pre­ma­turely can have a neg­a­tive ef­fect.

“Once a ‘yes’ is re­ceived from God, it is easy to run off try­ing to clear the rest of the path on your own. Wait. This is when the en­emy em­ploys his sub­tle tac­tics to de­rail us. We still need God to guide the rest of the jour­ney. His ways are al­ways higher than our own,” Lawrence said.

Us­ing her own tes­ti­mony to prove her point, she gave an ac­count of how she and her hus­band tried to de­fer a date or­dained by God.

She said, “God told us the year be­fore that Novem­ber 2018 was the right time and we agreed, but did noth­ing. The ring came and sadly, lack of faith caused us to shy away from the ini­tial date. We even­tu­ally de­cided on July 2019 to be fi­nan­cially safe and to ex­e­cute the ini­tial grand plan we had for our wed­ding. How­ever, July didn’t quite set­tle with us spir­i­tu­ally, and we felt that God wanted us to go into 2019 wedded. We were re­minded of the ini­tial plan of Novem­ber 2018, and be­ing mar­velled at how God brought ev­ery­thing full cir­cle; we started plan­ning in faith.”

FAITH ALL THE WAY

The two, who were joined in holy mat­ri­mony on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, re­vealed that they said ‘yes to God with $0.00 each’.

Ac­cord­ing to The Anointed Writer, “It took faith all the way. God lit­er­ally funded every as­pect of this jour­ney. Ran­dom strangers blessed us; friends and fam­ily blessed us. Op­por­tu­ni­ties came fly­ing in that pro­vided ad­di­tional in­come for us both.”

She told Fam­ily & Re­li­gion that they had to let go of the “use­less, ma­te­ri­al­is­tic” ex­pec­ta­tions they had as well as those ex­pec­ta­tions set by tra­di­tion – and fo­cus on what was truly im­por­tant – which was their union and shar­ing the mo­ment with per­sons who needed to be there.

Of the ser­vice, Lawrence said, “We had a morn­ing cer­e­mony with light re­fresh­ments for our guests at our church. There was no re­cep­tion and we spent the night to­gether at din­ner en­joy­ing be­ing new­ly­weds. The out­fits were made by lo­cal, tal­ented de­sign­ers: Vi­dal & Redz Di­vine Wear. “Fam­ily and friends also played an in­te­gral role in the day. Photos and videos were done by my brother – Muz­tang Me­dia – and close friend, CJamPho­tos; the decor was done by Fu­sion 876 – a small fam­ily busi­ness; and the finger food was exquisitely pre­pared by the Food Menagerie. Make-up by Tameka Boodie, and a fresh Hair­cut by Kem­mie Fresh added an extra touch of class to our over­all look.”

The cou­ple ... Christo­pher and Amoy Lawrence. Shanna Mon­teith/Gleaner Writer

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