Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Do. . . . a chapter from my book!

It all starts in today's segment with the simple words: "I Do". Of course as you know, it is the smallest phrase yet the most binding in the situation called Marriage.

Just the words alone set a new course in the lives to the two individuals who declare this phrase. I do is a contract, an agreement, a submission, and an unconditional commitment. It is witnessed by both God and man so that it is clearly understood and recognized, that these two people have joined to become one.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Significantly enough, the scriptures always refer to leaving one's place or state of mind, to get to the next place. It's even practical, for example, you can't stay in Philadelphia if you trying to get to California. Make sense?
As you can see, it is our willingness and decision to leave some things behind in order to affect the completeness in our lives as it pertains to marriage.
How sad it is that marriages have not worked out because of our failure to leave some things behind us. It is a choice however, that must be made in order to fulfill the requirements of the marriage bond. There is just no way around it!
Your declaration, when you pronounce to two little words "I Do" say that you by choice are willfully entered into this marriage bond to commit and to submit to the guidelines, (all outlined in the Holy Bible) and conditions set forth through your vows; in sickness and in health, until death do you part, in good times, in the bad times, hard times, good times, for rich or for poor, and etc. This is the mind set of heart that must be present to make a marriage of God's way a reality in both your lives.
Further, the I do declaration requires equal involvement and sharing of one's self, in love, trust, commitment, and responsibility, and most of all faithfulness. Last of all, but not the least, the willingness to adhere to the biblical instruction through the Word of God that will ensure that your marriages are kept in spiritual harmony. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. You see my dear friends, everything in a marriage God's way hinges upon our obedience to the higher authority, Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Here's the message: I do: to God. . . .I do: to your mate. . . .I do: to the instruction of the Holy scriptures. . . .and if you do these things, your marriages will be both fulfilled and complete. I know. . . . . .because I do!
May your day be filled with Blessings from above!

No comments:

Marriage is Honorable

Marriage is Honorable
be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. . .Ephesians 5:17