Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Interesting Point?!


I read this in a Christian novel by Susan May Warren, called "You don't know me".   Really caught my attention.  It kind of gives a more rounded deeper meaning to marriage.  Maybe even a longer term one, like the marriage of Christ with His bride, the church.  If we learn to grow and develop in our marriages and thus become more like God wants us to be, then we as the bride are being prepared for our marriage supper with the Lord.  Just my musings....
Rev 19 v 7:  Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]!  Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honour, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.

What are your thoughts?

God bless
Tracy


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26 comments:

  1. Tracy,
    Great quote and wonderful words to help bring the focus of marriage back to Christ. It reminds me of the book, "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas. He asks . . . "what if the purpose of marriage is not to make us happier, but to make us more holy?" If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.

    Blessings sweet friend-
    ~Stacy

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    1. Hi Stacey, I will certainly look for it, thank you my friend
      God bless

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  2. Great quote and so true Tracy. Celebrating the good and enduring the rough times makes us grow and gain more wisdom, kind of true with everyday joys and sorrows. Just like we have faith and trust in our marriage, the more we trust God with life situations, the closer we become to what He intends for us to be.

    Blessings and sweet love dear friend of mine!
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise, marriage certainly is a pattern of our relationship with Christ.
      Blessings my friend

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  3. Interesting read though, hey?
    I found some great quotes from it too, new thoughts on family and marriage.

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    1. Hi Stefanie, thanks for giving it to me to read :) you keep me reading my friend
      God bless

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  4. I think marriage completes into wholeness a man and a woman. The story of the rib confirms that. Also, that we are blessed by the Holy Spirit in the union - well, that confirms it. So glad you are promoting the benefits of marriage:) Love it!

    http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/the-secret-ingredient-to-a-successful-marriage/

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    1. Hi BCM, marriage is very important to me and the more one grows in marriage, the more it gets attacked. But, thankfully greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world
      Blessings my friend

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  5. Great quote Tracy, and can so relate to it! It has definitely changed me for the better to a more Godly and Christlike woman and continues to. There was some a movie that was out a long time ago where one of the characters said to their lover..."You complete me!"...they so did not get it in the movie even the though the statement was somewhat true. God uses marriage to complete us individually! Bless you!

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    1. Hi EvieJo, I love how you define this, that marriage completes us as individuals. Great perspective
      God bless

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  6. I was just listening to a podcast from a local church about the Gospel and sex. One of the things that really struck me that he said that marriage is not just for our happiness and companionship, but to be a representation of the relationship between CHrist and His church.

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    1. Hi Jen, this is what I saw in this quote. Kind of helped me get perspective
      God bless precious lady

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  7. Totally agree! Can't wait for that glorious day!

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  8. Tracy your post was wonderful a great reminder of truths we need to remember. I hope you don't mind I added your photo illustration to my post this morning. It's message was powerful. I've linked up. Thanks for this message and for a great linky!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Sherry

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    1. Hi Sherry, I don't mind at all and I am so glad you linked up. Will be over to visit shortly
      God bless
      Tracy

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  9. Yes Tracy, you are so right! I agree 100% that marriage is God's tool to refine us, mold us, purify us into His image. What a great parallel God's gives us through marriage of how Christ loves us, His church....regardless of our flaws.

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    1. Hi Jen, I love how you say this, That marriage is God's tool to refine us. Too true, lol! But when you think of it this way it makes marriage all the more precious right?!
      God bless my friend

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  10. Agreed...amen. Interestingly enough, this past Sunday's message was on marriage. I think maybe God is trying to tell me something. In the frustrations of trying to complete a kitchen remodel, I've been a bit snappy to my husband...and God, too, if I'm honest.

    I'm thinking maybe I'M the one who needs some sandpaper to rub off those rough edges!!

    Thanks for hosting again!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, believe me, i too am having some serious sand-papering and i think this is why God placed this quote in my life at this time, lol. thanks for linking again precious lady
      God bless

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  11. I am a new subscriber and linked up for the first time. thank you for hosting this. I will definitely be back. I enjoyed reading other posts also.
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/01/teacher-appreciation.html

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    1. Hi Ana, thank you for linking up and following. And I am so glad you will be back. I will be over to say hi soon
      God bless

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  12. Hey Tracy! I so agree! We are to learn from marriage how the Kingdom works...so we can know how to operate in His Kingdom and promote it(which is our number one purpose on this earth). Marriage is a wonderful institution and without it, we can't multiply as He intended, however Christians are now viewing marriage as the world does. It is so much more than sex and all the lovey dovey. If we're not careful, when we take it out of the perspective God intended, it can lead to us becoming selfish. Thanks so much for sharing Tracy and for stopping by and linking up! Have a blessed week! ;-)

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    1. Hi Michell, Love your first comment, to learn how the kingdom works. It makes marriage all the more significant. thanks for linking up again
      God bless my friend

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  13. It is not an easy task to "KNOW" a person even your mate. Reason is we are not mind readers and cannot know the deep thoughts of the soul in another human. God knows me and knows my frame is dust. I can safely place my trust in Him.

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  14. Love the emphasis on marriage. Looking forward to supper with Jesus!

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