Wednesday, 23 May 2012

AWE!

Universe


I could go on but I suspect your eyes have already glazed over.  Our vocabulary is too limited to begin to describe the  vastness of God’s qualities, characteristics and accomplishments; let alone understand the immensity of what we can describe.

Why this lesson in astronomy and science?  Until we have a proper vision of God’s incomparable power it is too easy to “put Him in a box”, i.e. define what we think He can and cannot do.  When we recognize that He has no limitations other than those He has imposed on Himself regarding His character, i.e. He cannot lie, etc., we get a tiny glimpse of the power and magnitude of the God we serve.

Now come to the realization that this same God sent His Son to die for you.

Next we need a proper vision of the “s” word, that would be sin.  You need only to read the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) to realize that not a day goes by when you don’t sin.

Lastly we need to have a proper vision of grace, which brings us right back to the Son of God dying on a cross, so that your sin and mine might be washed away by the blood of The Lamb of God.

What does this have to do with marriage?  God is all about grace.  His plan for us and His treatment of us is filled with grace.  Most likely there is no other relationship on planet earth that requires us to exhibit grace more than marriage.  We would rather whine and complain because we are not fulfilled, cry because we are not happy, fume because expectations haven’t been met.  We may conclude that we have married the wrong person; that there is someone else out there who can complete us.

God in a box
Thus the God of 70 sextillion stars who controls every breath of every human on planet earth every moment of every day is incapable of selecting the right person for you and/or incapable of making your selection of the wrong person fit His ultimate will for your life.   Well aren’t you special!

You entered into a covenant relationship with your husband/wife in the presence of God and He expects you to uphold your end of the agreement.  The problem isn’t your spouse, you’ve lost your AWE of God.


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