Get ready, get ready is probably the best advise one could give to those who are contemplating marriage; however, it seems to loose it's interpretation by the time of this significant event. In today's segment we see why!
The Holy scriptures warns us to make sure we are "ready" for the task ahead: Luke 14:28
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? As you can see it is so very important make sure that we have considered the cost of this endeavor.
Marriage is sacred, and it is life-long if you prepare correctly.
Many marriages fail simply because one or the other planned for only one. . . .let me say that again! YOU ONLY PLANNED FOR YOURSELF AND NOT YOUR PARTNER! Astonishing isn't it. That's right, you did not prepare to submit to the union of "oneness". Matthew 19:6
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Getting ready my precious readers involves so much more than the exterior thrills and frills. It is the meeting of the minds to make that total commitment to each other for the rest of your lives. Sound scary. . .it's not.
There are still those that have made it work for hundreds of years. It will work for you too; if you just follow the simple rule. . . .get ready, get ready, . . . to sit down and finding out who it is you're getting ready for!
What's the message today? "Get Ready, get ready" of course! May the Lord richly bless you today and always remember. . .
You are Blessed!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Greek methology as well as the Holy scriptures teaches us that "I am my brother's keeper" Well, if that's true, then what about our spouses?
Yes my precious readers, todays segment highlights just that; the responsibility of the "keeper". That's right, it's you, it's me, it's all who have entered into that institution called "marriage".
Let's really take a good look at this institution of marriage. The Apostle Paul charactorized it as a mystery. Our Lord says that it is the only cause for a man or woman to leave mother and father and cleave to each other to become "one";
but Jesus also said this: Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
I believe that a marriage union is like a kingdom within itself; together we stand, and divided we will definately fail!
So. . .are we our spouses keeper? Of course we are. In fact if you look at the word keeper, it comes from the word "keep". When you keep something, you never let it go!
Get it?. . .marriage was designed by God for keeps. Ha! ha! and Halelujah!! When you stand together as one, it means you are keeping each other.
Wow, what a revelation. That's right, no division and no divorce.
It's O.K. to get mad at me for now;(smiles) just allow these principles to sink into your spirit. It is a fountain of living water; and will cause your marriages to spring forth as the noon day. Don't believe it, I dare you to try it.
Well. . .Enough said. . . . do have a wonderful day and always remember:
You are Blessed!
Monday, April 6, 2009
In today's segment, we are talking about the "strong man". What or who is exactly "the strong man".
Mark 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
As you can see, the key here is to bind the strong man.
Metaphorically speaking, the strong man could actually be your relationship, the head of the household, even the principals (the Word of God), etc.
What am I getting at: you see my dear readers, many times we allow outside influences to interrupt our peace, our standards, yes. . . .and our marriages.
If you notice however, the Holy scriptures let us know that this interruption can only happen if we are bound. Hmmm, interesting isn't it.
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
. . . or they two shall be "the strong man". . . get my drift?
How very important is to make sure that nothing disturbs that "strong man",. . . not mama, not daddy, not friends, not money, not hard times, good times, sickness, and so forth.
Here's the message: the chain is only as strong as it's weakest link, just as the "church" is only as strong as it's marriages, as it's marriages are only as strong as their relationship, and their relationship is only as strong as the principles it stands on. Of course I'm speaking of God's Holy word!
Wow!. . . see. . . .it's all relevant.
Question: is your marriage relationship free, or has the strong man been bound? Something to think about eh?
Let's grow on that thought and always remember,
You are Blessed.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
In today's segment we discuss the essence and purpose of marriage.
God's plan for mankind has always been the act of "fellowship". In marriage it is taken to the next level of fellowship known as "a union". Based of course first on love, then the relationship that makes two one.
Our foundations should generally be biblically based, as God intended; however, as the generations became more compromising, the marriages became points of refuge rather than the anticipated haven (two become one). Instead of being a sacred joining, it became a moral obligation for reasons that are not even good reasons to even get married.
Some marry just to get out of the house, some because of pregnancy, some for just lustful attractions, many for convenience, others for money, some for security, and a host of various intents that do not justify the act.
God has set a desire in each of us to have meaningful and fulfilled companionship. Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. . . . and when pursued in the right manner, it becomes a sacred and lasting event. After all, it is designed to be the most meaningful and trusting relationship; one that mirrors God's relationship with mankind. (if accepted)
I submit to you today, take a closer look at your marriage. Take back the essence. Re establish your meaning, even from past mistakes. It's never too late. You can never change the past; but you can impact your future. Now is the time to present your marriage Sacred!... and then present it God. He'll make up what you think you're lacking.
Live, love each other for who you are. . . and have a wonderful Christmas Holiday and always remember . . . . .
You are Blessed!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
As you can see the scriptures clearly instruct us to prioritize in order that we don't just take things for granted.
Our message today is a simple one. When we over look the small things of life, we tend to take those things for granted; and even though God has provided all things for us to enjoy, we still have a choice of what we consider to be valuable and what is not.
The treasures that the scriptures speak of are the unseen things but most important thing that we usually take for granted. . .life, love, peace, health, opportunity, and most of all forgiveness.
Take a second look at your own life, and I'm sure you'll find a host of benefits; so what am saying today. . . .love life and appreciate it, because remember this: Time can never be saved, so make the very best of it by taking nothing for granted.
May God richly bless you today!