Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Only 4 more days and counting.....

Wow! Only 4 more days till the big day and boy is it going to be busy. This week so far has been very busy and I am very glad for it.

My Mama sent this to me this morning and I thought it was very good, so I am passing it on.

Philippians 2:5-9 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"

" When God notices that Adam is alone,
when He affirms that it is not good
for Adam to be alone, He does not
then create Eve to solve his loneliness
or to be a source of happiness for him.
God did not say, I will make a friend or
a toy suitable for him. Instead He said
I will make a helper suitable for him.
A wife is to be a helpmate for the husband,
a co-laborer in the great task of exercising
dominion over God's creation. It was true
then and it is true now."
"To put it more plainly, marriage is more work
than fun.

Of course work can be fun as well!
But if we expect it to be fun,
if we believe that we are due all the emotional goodies
if we think that the principle function of a
spouse is to meet our felt needs,
we are prime candidates for adultery.
*If we start with the assumption that we have
a right to be happy, to have fun,
we won't let things like
solemn vows
stand in our way.
The difference between
a cultural and biblical view
of marriage is:
culture presents marriage as a way to be served,
and the God of the Bible presents marriage as a way in which to serve!

It is not important that we score high
on a compatibility test, but that we are
working together to build the kingdom.
There is your excitement.
There is your romance.
To go off together slaying dragons,
even if we slay dragons through
the mundane work
of overcoming thorns and thistles.
For servants of the King,
the joy comes in the service;
in faithful service!"
~R.C. Sproul Jr.