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Marriage The Incredible Gift

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

“THE INCREDIBLE GIFT MY FATHER HAS GIVEN ME”

My heavenly Father has given me an incredible gift – one that I have not really appreciated or understood.
A gift that was wrapped up in a package that was hard to open and see what it really was.
There were many different parts, like a jigsaw puzzle.
He would give me clues but before that piece would fit into place, I would have to make some changes in my own life.
It looked hopeless at times, the pieces just wouldn’t fit, so I would pick up another piece and try it every which way
– Been there – done that!
Finally a few pieces started coming together.
Well the picture isn’t finished yet but it is almost too beautiful for words –
It is Christ and His Bride
It is Husband and Wife
It is every marriage determined to see what God’s plan is –
On earth as it is in Heaven
No longer two but one
You see everyone is like a 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle and in marriage the two have to become one beautiful portrait
for the world to see and behold a thing of such incredible beauty that only God Himself could do it.
There are some basics – like building a foundation – like getting the outside pieces in place i.e. Love and Respect, the Five Love Languages and The Art of Marriage.
Then you begin with color i.e. things you enjoy doing together or patterns i.e. studying the Word together or shapes i.e. praying together, loving, laughing together. When stumped ask God for help.
He will likely require you to repent for a number of things i.e. selfishness, independence, pride or control before you will be able to bring some more parts together.
The wonder of it. You can’t do it yourself, your spouse can’t do it. Only God can bring out from the depths of your beings that which He created and planned in the first place
FOR TWO TO BECOME ONE IN HIS IMAGE & LIKENESS

BECOMING ONE ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Marriage is “God’s Magnificent Obsession” as author Gary Thomas says in his book Lifelong Love.
How can He take two different individuals – male and female – from completely different backgrounds and experiences and make them ONE. All issues of mother/father/brother/sister/friends relationships, all previous trauma and addictions, habits and mind sets, to be set aside and made of lessor importance than the one for whom God says “leave all and cleave to this one so I can make you ONE – ONE with each other and ONE in Me.”
Male and female He created them to come together body, soul and spirit in unity , purpose and pleasure. He – His purpose and plan – created marriage for LIFE and LIFE more abundantly that the man and woman’s joy would be full and meaningful.
What a “Magnificent Obsession” to behold the “Bride of Christ”, the masterpiece (for) on display – even as Christ walked on this earth to reveal the love of the Father, so should marriage not only display the love of the Father but also their love one for the other.

Prosperity In Marriage

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Prosperity, fulfillment, satisfaction, success in life begins and ends in relationship with one another and with God. All the rest of the stuff is of no value if you have no one you love and care about and no one loves and cares about you.

Jesus command to love God and to love one another becomes a very profound command when you finally come to realize that your relationships are far more valueable and priceless than anything else this world has to offer.

I have always been interested in trying to accumulate wealth and far too much time has been wasted at the expense of relationships, particularly when it came to my marriage and family. Hindsight is 100% however I am now placing relationships as the highest priority and hope that I can influence the younger generation to start on the path of placing your marriage, family and friends as your treasures to value and spend time and money on.

“Hath God said?” — That it is wrong to have sex before marriage??, That it is wrong to look at nude pictures of men or women?? That adultery or fornication is wrong??, That this is the way I am??, That abortion will inconvenience me??, That my enjoyment comes first??, This is the way it is??, I can’t change??, —-

Isn’t strange how we can justify our position or actions as though we are gods and control our own destiny and end up complaining to God for the consequences we reap?

We have all been bent out of shape and make wrong choices because of sin, the devil and growing up in a world that is getting darker and darker. Jesus came to take the penalty for our sins and iniquities, He came to heal our broken hearts, He came to give us Truth to set us free to walk with Him instead of with the world.

Jesus is the Light of the world and is calling you and me to walk in the light and to be lights that shine in the darkness with His Light and  His Glory.

Xsuzia – Fire, wind and rain of the Holy Spirit, come and burn out the dross in me and make me to be the man of God you have destined me to beome.

 

On Earth as in Heaven

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

When we “see” in the Word a promise that God wants to fulfill in our life, meditate (chew) on it, believe it and declare it, we will see it come to pass. FAITH is not only believing, it must be accompanied by the declaration of that which is not yet, believing that it will surely come to pass.

God’s plan for marriage from the beginning is that the two would become one. By faith that is what we need to be declaring, not cursing our marriage by agreeing with what the devil is saying i.e. that we were not made for each other.