Friday, September 21, 2007

Where do we go from here. . . .

Often in our venture in married life we reach crossroads of decisions. The directions we choose will determine our destination, or destiny if you will.
In today's segment, we discuss those directions.
Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. . . . and
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. So what's the point here?
The marriage institution is a very visible entity, meaning that it is seen by others and is characterized based on the direction you have chosen. Wow! . . . .what a mouth full.
More specifically, the life-style you choose as a marriage union; is actually a mirror for God's plan for man-kind.
Of course you say how. Simply because God's plan for us is to be united as one and with Him. Which direction have you chosen to take. Is it a path for God to get the glory out of your marriage? Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
As you can see, the Lord delights in the marriage that is willing to be led or follow the path of righteousness through the instruction of His Holy word.
Someone may say, "well I'm not religious". . . that's OK. Once you have taken on the bond of matrimony, you have taken on a religious act. When you therefore take on a religious act, you follow the standards associated with that act. Don't you see, marriage is an institution set up by God, not man. It is an ordained intervention of God. That's why the direction you choose is so important.
Don't fool yourselves my dear friends, marriage is ordained of God! It is the example of God's plan for mankind; being reconciled as "one". The direction you take determines that outcome of destination.
God has chosen "marriage" as the blueprint for union: Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: .Sounds like an awesome task, well, it's not. The mere joy of marriage simplifies it. You see, marriage exemplifies love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, meekness, and all the other pleasant things associate with life; which is why it is so important to choose the right mate when marring. In addition, and whats so amazing about marriage, it is synonymous with "God's plan of Salvation". Hear the fruits of the Spirit. . . . . Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, . . . . you see! (they all mirror the fruits of marriage). Thus. . . .the direction you take is important.
Will you choose God's direction today for your marriages? It will yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness and deliver your soul, mind, and body.
Take a step in the right direction, choose God's word as your map to success for your marriage. It will be a blessing as well as all that come in contact with you!
Have a wonderful day and always remember. . . . .You are Blessed!

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