As You Wish

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My favorite part of The Princess Bride occurs near the beginning.

As you wish.

“As you wish” = “I love you.”

Do you ever question someone’s love when they continue to repeat behaviors that disappoint you or hurt your feelings?

As you wish really is a beautiful way to say, “I love you.”

Jesus spoke to His followers and to us about the priority of love when it comes to obedience.

Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31

Jesus did more than talk about love.

He lived love, and by example showed us how we can live love, too.

1. He spoke the truth. John 18:37
2. He forgave. Luke 23:34
3. He had compassion. Matthew 9:36
4. He prayed. John 17
5. He obeyed….

 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42

Your will be done. = As you wish. = I love you.

Father, Please give us all we need to love like Jesus. Increase our faith. Give us strength. Remove all doubt and fear. Forgive our failures. Fill us with Your love that we may live each day honoring Your command to love. We love You, Lord. As you wish. Amen. 


10 Responses to As You Wish
  1. Carol
    February 21, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Any devotion that starts with a quote from the Princess Bride gets my vote!! 🙂 I loved it, Deb. Great illustration!

    • Deb
      February 21, 2013 | 4:35 pm

      Thanks Carol! It’s a great movie that shares some great wisdom! And with humor . . . you can’t beat that!!

  2. Nikki
    February 21, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    I’m with Carol!
    loved it…I’ll remember this, Deb. Thank you!

    • Deb
      February 21, 2013 | 4:37 pm

      Thank you Nikki! I’ve found myself ending my prayers with the words “as you wish” this week. It’s been a great attitude changer.

  3. Dawn
    February 21, 2013 | 9:06 pm

    Om my goodness…I’m a little teary eyed. That was touching. I have never seen that movie! Beautiful message, Deb!

    • Deb
      February 22, 2013 | 5:02 pm

      Thank you Dawn. You may want to have movie night and check out The Princess Bride. There are some valuable truths taught with humor. “As you wish” is my favorite.

  4. bluecottonmemory
    February 22, 2013 | 9:56 am

    All my boys have loved this movie – and I think the next time they ask for me to wash a shirt or iron it, or make a grilled cheese – I will say, “As you wish” – and they will get it! You’ve made me smile – and given me a meaningful line to use with these boys of mine (and my husband:)

    • Deb
      February 22, 2013 | 5:03 pm

      I’m so glad. It is a fun movie, and teaches us a wonderful way to say “I love you” to our families and to the Lord.

  5. Lisa
    February 23, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    ahh i love this analogy… i won’t be able to watch this movie with out thinking on this now… hmmm i think i need to make a fine art piece with it… thanks for the inspiration

    • Deb
      February 23, 2013 | 8:21 pm

      Thanks Lisa. What a great thought, to have “as you wish” written on our walls. Blessings.