Friday, April 29, 2011

Watchin' the Royal Wedding and Thinkin' Out-loud

I rejoice with William and Kate!

Are ya single? Did you watch some of the Royal Wedding today?

Dumb question huh. I think practically the whole world saw it.

We sincerely pray and wish this attractive couple the very best ..yes, for a long wonderful life together. Who couldn't easily like these two people, William and Kate? They seem like they’d be pretty fun to be around.    

I'm still watchin' as all the drama unfolds here. 

A peck sorta kiss on the balcony? No tongue this time ..that wouldn't be so appropriate ..and you know everything must be very proper for this occasion. You betcha! No country does it like those in London huh. 

Hey, I can understand all that. No royal-full-on smooching allowed at any Royal Wedding. Yeah, especially in public, with your future subjects watching ya.. No no! Just a peck please. LOL!

Wonder if these two did things this right during the years on up towards the altar? I don’t think anyone would have minded a longer kiss on the balcony though, but after all these two have been through (especially William, with his parent’s marriage falling apart before the whole world to watch ..for so long..) this kiss just seemed fitting to me.  

Pomp and circumstance galore! What a way for us Yankees in the States to wake up to today after all those killer tornadoes in the South yesterday.

More cheerful!

Like it that way much better than seein' what happened yesterday…
…let’s do remember to pray for ..not only for this very blessed couple.. but also for the hundreds who are morning, who will be picking up the splintered pieces of their lives in the South. What a different way for Americans to wake up.. having lost it all. Bless their hearts..Lord! I can't even imagine what that is like.

Q. Are you building your life on the Rock (Christ) or on the shifting sand today? For you know that the storms of life seem to touch everyone at some time or another.

Still watching this wedding.. I guess everyone worldwide loves to see a commoner marry into royalty. What’s so cool is that we commoners (as Gentile believers who were once completely outside of the loving Family of God) also get to marry into Royalty one day real soon. Are you ready for that grand Event?

Yup, the bride (us, His Church) is headed into the best union - the most Royal of all Royalty with King Jesus.

"Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Rev. 19:9).

'Til that great exciting day happens with our Groom, do you in addition to that Wedding also hope to please God as you get married to a mortal here on earth? Most people are called to be married here. 

Do you desire to have a really blessed and happy marriage on earth? Good! Then die to your fleshly desires and let’s do things God’s way, for that just works.  

Tip one: Get in Christ through repentance and faith, and love Him more than anyone and everything else ..for life.

Tip two: Purpose to only date and marry a growing born again Christian; the one that the Holy Spirit leads you to marry in Jesus Christ. Take your time and be sure it's the right person, not just one who says they are a committed Christian.

Tip three. Be different and never move in with your lover so that you can test drive em.. I mean don’t, pre-vows said at that altar, go experience sex (fornication = sin) together before you marry. The world's pleasure-seeking crowd will tell you over and over again that you are crazy if you wait 'til after the marriage vows, but wait anyways!

“You're mad! Man, you have got to be crazy, Kurt. What fun is that? That is so abnormal these days. We are more enlightened than that old way now.”  

No, actually that is very do it God's way. Don’t take my word for it. Go check it out in the Bible.

The world’s way is far from normal. And just check out the current stats to see how it works out for the world for the most part. So many heart wrenching divorces. Very sad. Do you really want what they have, when they ignore the Word and do it their own way? Didn't think so.   

One of God's clear principles for an authentic Christian marriage is that those who have already established a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ this: Single believers fully committed to their Lord.. are simply not to marry those who are not growing in a right relationship with the Lord. Duh! Many don't like that term "dating" (I mean getting to know each other in a good way..) so I'll just say, spend time with an on-fire believer who loves to pray to discover God's will. It's much better. This is very basic stuff for any Christian really.

In the Bible, the prophet Amos once said, "Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?" (Am. 3:3, niv).

Don't go seek a spouse, but seek the Lord and His will. Allow God to find em and add em unto you in His good timing, yes one that agrees with Him (see Matthew 6:33 and remember how Issac and Rebekah got together in the Bible). It just doesn’t work right when two people don’t agree or biblically worship the same God.. or when they marry the same sex. Who can't tell that the plumbing simply wasn't designed for that? Duh!

God does indeed have a clear plan for marriage to work. Respect His divine order and purpose for your life. 

But for a person who knows the Lord.. I mean the Lord Who is spoken about in the Bible.. to go date, or marry, or even walk super close with another lost ripped dude or a lost hot lookin' girl who is currently in rebellion against God, man, this would basically be sin. That's not my opinion, that is God's view of it. Yes, it could mean an entire lifetime of spiritual compromise on everything from how the couple spends time and His money, to setting priorities and setting basic life standards.  

God tells all believers this: “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore ‘Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you" (2 Cor. 6:14-17, nkjv). Of course God doesn’t say this to be a kill-joy mean person, He says this knowing and with your best interests in mind.

If there is no basic agreement on an issue as radically important as a man or woman’s relationship with the Lord how will they fair with other big decisions (hey, marriage to a mere human here on earth is the second most important decision any person makes..)? How will there be agreement on much lesser things in their lives as well? Why hurt, wound, crush, whack-out more little children who never asked to enter into a troubled ungodly family who still trust their parents? Even if you feel romantic now, please know and do God's will early on. 

Believers, after your time at the altar, think of a proper triangle and then envision Jesus Christ at the top point of that triangle and then you two at the lower corners of it. I know this is an old illustration, but it's good to be reminded of. 

As you two believers – you and your praying spouse – grow and get closer to God (that’s the ultimate goal of marriage. How do you? Well, through praying together, through Bible study with application of truth together and in small groups, through church fellowship and as an outgrowth of that.. joyful witnessing of your faith to the lost..) you will then grow much closer together which is a great blessing because God will bless every area of your lives together including your sex (you knew in the West, I'd have to mention that right). 

Sure He will, just measure the distance sideways to your spouse as you go up the sides of the triangle towards the Lord, loving Him most. He is to be your main lifelong pursuit as individuals and together. That's how it works right! 

God indeed wants you to enjoy the romance here (you will more up there later, believer..), the great adventure together, and the pure intense love for sure.. and then from the spiritual health of such a union in challenged to become a base of sound ministry to your community a way that fits you as a couple. He’ll lead you in this. You'll see your home as a base for world-changing. 

You're welcome! I just wish someone would have told me this when I was entering my teen years.
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