I have attended so many weddings between 2015-2018 sometimes as a brides maids and other times as a support system😂😂. If there is such a thing😅😅
One thing that always bothered me were the speeches.What should be included in the speeches??We have speeches from friends,employers,siblings,parents and the “bagole.” Usually, people give embarrassing stories that speak of the bride/groom`s sex escapades, devious ways,health conditions, diet issues which have no place at the wedding in my opinion.
I was honored to give a speech at my friend’s wedding.For months ,I wondered what to say.I wanted to give funny stories about her,not embarrassing ones though.I believe the aim is not to embarrass but to show her strengths and fun side.
I settled for stories that described and affirmed Agatha.Filled the speech with prophetic declarations over her and her hubby.
I have known Agatha for 13 years and wish her nothing but God’s best. Speech was over within 5 minutes or less. hahaha!!!The siblings and parents speeches definitely affirmed her character.
I loved the theme of the speeches and I believe that all speeches at weddings should be nothing short of that.
Have you given a speech at a wedding before,what did you say?
Brides gown: Penny Bold bridal
Make up : Makeup By Agy
©Racheal Kizza 2018
Book title: Culture of Honor
Subtitle: Sustaining A Supernatural Environment
Author: Danny Silk
The book provides and calls for a culture of Honor in the church, a culture that solves the shame, fear and punishment culture in our churches today.
The book opens with a thrilling but scary line up of two students caught in “sin’’ like the woman caught in adultery with her accusers expecting Jesus to condemn and punish her. The students had sex over summer break and they expected the pastor to throw them and shame them upon finding out they were about to be parents, but what he did shocked them. He treated them with Honor and deployed kingdom confrontation.
“Honor is not an idea, but a practise, a practise of giving.’’ And “Honor is given on the basis of who people are-not what they have earned or, even what they need.’’ It’s centred on dealing with people the way Christ sees them, in their true identity. This empowers people, creates and protects relationships.
Kingdom confrontation is a process that respects the need for trust and Honor .It yields an entirely different outcome because it allows people to be free from control, punishment and fear.
Control, punishment and fear have been cultivated in church that people always expect them and even plan how to defend themselves when they think they have sinned big time. The author quotes, `many of us think that sin, mistakes, and falling short are more powerful than God`s heart for us.’’
The author uses examples from his blossomed years of experience in running a church revealing the practicality and authenticity of living out the culture of Honor.
This book shakes core foundational beliefs that have been the norm in the church opening up a kingdom honoring way of dealing with each other in love.
This book is a must read.
Racheal Kizza © 2017