What does marriage mean to you? What images formulate in your mind? Is marriage a universal picture or is it possible that marriage is merely an adjective used to describe the depths and intricacies of our feelings for another person. Many people give reverence and esteem value to the word marriage and disregard the steps to keep it sacred in a very real sense. Is your marriage more valuable than the attention of a stranger when you are feeling lonely and under appreciated? What about spending the mortgage payment at the track, do you tell yourself…if I just hit the jackpot it will be worth it, really? Gambling your home is worth selling yourself and your marriage vows? I know there’s someone reading this and thinking, I would never be so foolish…really? Everyone of us makes decisions big and small everyday without giving much thought to the ramifications they start. You may not gamble per se, but I’m confident in saying you take chances giving no thought to …. What if? Things done in secret rarely stay secret, your friends, your spouse, your family may not know what you do but God our Father knows all. The single most important being in the entire universe sees all and knows all and loves us in-spite of ourselves our wickedness and our selfishness. I have experienced through the years that love comes to each of us in many different ways and none of us are in any position to cast judgments on others when it comes to the love shared between two human beings. Never settle for close to love or it feels like love, the real and true love is worth the wait and God has so many wonderful plans for you and the love of your life. Seek first the Kingdom of God and all things will be made clear to you. Matthew 6:13 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
These are my truths…
•Marriage is more than a man and a woman
•Marriage is more than a document
•Marriage is living and breathing a commitment
•Family is more than a mother and a father
•Being a daddy is more than being the father
•Being a mommy is more than being the mother
•A home is more than a house with walls, windows, doors, rooms and a roof
•Love is more than a four letter word
•Love often turns into two four letter words life + time = lifetime of love
•Love is a four letter word used many times in a single day for a wide variety of things, please take time to know what you’re saying, who you are saying it to and then mean what you are saying.
Do not let definitions limit your “LOVE” potential.
~Blessings and Peace~
Psalm 139:1-24 “You have searched me, Lord,and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me,your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body;ball the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you. If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Hebrews 4:13 (NRSV) “And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.”