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Sunday, November 11, 2012

A DIFFERENT KIND OF MARRIAGE



Marriage defined at its most basic understanding is a union between two people in kinship.  The popular definition of marriage is a commitment between a man and a woman.  Although we all have our own concept of marriage, we can all agree that it is a sacred bond between two entities.  These entities could be a spouse, a job, a country served or our God.  Personally and currently unmarried, I uphold the highest form of all marriage in a form of deep commitment and it is the one with God. 


A commitment to God is one of obedience and submission to His perfect will.  Perhaps there are no words, try as I might, to implicitly describe the joy and blessing I feel within the bubble of His grace.  I say this not to try to persuade or force unbelievers to see the proverbial “light” but perhaps to urge him/her to ask a question within himself/herself on what it really means to be immersed in God’s glory.  God does not pick the creme de la creme of humanity to inspire others but instead uses the worse of the worst.  Why is this so?  Because it is further proof that God is a patient, loving and forgiving God.  How can he ever persuade sinners to come to Him if He only used the imperfect Christian to manifest his forgiveness?  The sinners would look at it and say, well yes he sinned, but he has been a Christian since he was born, how can I even measure up to that?  God uses people we can relate to because it would be easier for us to walk through his door of forgiveness that way.

Being in a committed relationship with God is not an easy task.  We can strive to be perfect but we will fail because we are born sinners.  But the good news is, our God is slow to anger and quick to forgive.  All you have to do is walk through that open door.

Until my next rant….. LOVE ONE ANOTHER! 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's interesting how the Bible has so many people of "less than godly" character, but God somehow uses them for his purpose. I guess that means there's hope for me? Thanks for sharing.

Anamarie Fox said...

There's absolutely hope for EVERYONE. He's not far away, waiting with outstretched arms for you!