Category Archives: Christianity

Dear Jesus, Life in marriage can indeed be hard…

I find myself rejoicing in it one moment and crying bitterly the next. I struggle with my consistency of contentment. I am side-winded (is that a word or did I make that up?) by unmet expectations, unplanned changes, miscommunication, and my own blatant sin of selfishness. What I marvel at, though, is how much my relationship with my husband deeply reflects my relationship with You, Jesus. I am a rollercoaster in my devotion to You. I praise You when times feel right but I fail to praise You when times feel wrong. I am put out when I feel my prayers aren’t answered. I reel back when I consider that I could be wrong in my judgements and assessments of what  Your plan is for my life and for my husband’s life. I feel inadequate when I cannot discern Your voice amongst all the others in my life. Often it is my own voice I choose to listen to. sometimes I just can’t tell who to listen to. I am thrown down (but not destroyed) when it is my own sin that blocks the intimacy I so greatly desire to have with You. In those times I can throw no blame to anyone else but myself. That is when I struggle to allow humbleness to have its way with me.

Jesus, what a beautiful picture marriage can be when it reflects an upright, intimate, and humble relationship with You. And what a dark and foreboding picture it paints when sin and the lion are allowed into the home. It is indeed a dark picture, not to mention a bad witness, of Your design and purpose for us. What picture we paint of marriage on earth no doubt is a reflection of the ultimate reality of our marriage in heaven with the Lamb of God.

Lord, help me in my quest (for lack of a better term that I can think of right now) to be drawn by Your Spirit while beating down the Devil with the weapons You have equipped me with. Help me put my messed up priorities straight so You can do your work in my life.

I love You and praise You.

In the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,

Amen

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Homosexual Unions and Proposition 8

Well, you wont be hearing mainly from ME today about this, but a fellow blogger named Laura. She wrote a thought provoking post in which I read and it made alot of sense to me. I believe she has alot of truth to what she says. The jist of it is that before we Christians start forcing the State to abide by our faith’s rules and regulations regarding marriage, we should focus on those within the Church first. We have enough problems within the church and it’s precisely the church that the world judges Christ by. The divorce rate for Christians is the same as for non-Christians. This should raise our concerns. Christians don’t even know what “sanctity in marriage” really is, by the looks of it, and so who are we to try to show the State how they should do marriage?

Anywho. If you didn’t catch the link above to her site, here it is again.  Please go to her site and read it and leave a comment if you can. If you have any thoughts, let me know.

I still have alot of thinking I need to do about this issue, and it’s all very controversial as it is (and that’s the type of stuff I try to stay away from, whereas there are much more courageous bloggers who tackle this stuff). Hope you enjoy!

♥Kristy


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