Archive for February, 2016

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.

On Earth as in Heaven 3

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name, may Your Kingdom come and Your will be done.” Do you think He would tell us to pray it and it not be possible?

Is it possible to be on earth and experience heaven? We all know too well that we can experience hell on earth, which many of the refugees in war torn areas are, as well as are many that are in marriage relationships or other relationships full of pain and heart ache.

We began praying around five years ago that our desire was for our marriage to be on earth as in heaven. Holy Spirit has been doing much pruning and trimming over the years getting at the roots of selfishness, pride, insecurities and independence. We have experienced great improvement and enjoyment in our marriage and continue to believe that the very best is yet to come.

Last week we spent four days on our yearly marriage vision retreat which was inspired by Jimmie Evans of Marriage Today.It’s like we have had to come back down to earth which is not nearly as enjoyable. So – did we experience heaven on earth? We think so!