Never, Never, NEVER Give up…!

On my mind and in my heart .. I am completely blown away today! .. and I will write more later on after I compose myself and literally dry my eyes. All week I have been hearing what our associate pastor’s message would be this morning “The Law of the Pendulum” and how to live a spirit filled life. Actually Anthony’s words were “The Law of the Pendulum” I’ll give practical & biblical advice on how to live a fulfilling Christian life!

God was indeed present in mind, body and spirit and IS always there!.. I opened the bulletin and read the Call to Worship – you will know it well

Ephesians 3:14-21 A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Yesterday morning when Ron & I talked, I prayed this over both of us .. and have been doing for some time… Only when I prayed over Ron & I yesterday, the words really reflected this:

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen Ron & Karen with power through his Spirit in Ron & Karen’s inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in Ron & Karen’s hearts through faith. And I pray that Ron & Karen being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that Ron & Karen may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all Ron & Karen ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within Ron & Karen 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Today was significant in many ways. First because I had forgotten that today is the day that Kristen & Anthony became One-Flesh .. until death do they part and I was reminded again of God’s will in Marriage.. Mark 10:7-8 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[b]   So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Secondly, because it serves as a reminder of how to lead a life filled with the Spirt of Christ within us. Gen 2:24; “the two shall become one flesh; so…”Jesus says, “they are no longer two but one flesh” “what therefor GOD has joined together LET NO MAN SEPARATE”…

Did You STOP … LISTEN … HEAR those words that are God’s will for us in marriage? Perhaps as a tribute and blessing Anthony & Kristen’s celebration of 6 years, you would better understand by watching this…

God’s GLORY in Marriage

http://youtu.be/ZACkRe_W4Gg

The Scripture for today came from Luke 15 .. and again it spoke volumes because you know the content and meaning .. all about the 3 Parables… The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin and the Parable of the Lost Son… NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up .. Give back to GOD and wait on HIS word .. forevermore…

Next to Mark 10: 7-8 which is God’s will for a spirit filled life, these are amazing scriptures about marriage and becoming one with Christ. 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[b] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. ….The Word of God .. IS GOD’s WILL ….

Then came Anthony’s message about the Law of the Pendulum and our beliefs… he wished he could have taken this sermon as his own .. but, it came actually from a man doing a paper for a college class… you can read more about it here: http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/b/belief.htm

The Law of the Pendulum really asks about our faith and standing on our beliefs and convictions. from his book Ken Davis, How To Speak To Youth, pp 104-106. “Everyone one in the class including the professor said yes to believing in the law… Until, the real lesson began ..

The student posed this question directly to his professor…

After that final restatement of this law, I looked him in the eye and asked, “Sir, do you believe this law is true?” There was a long pause. Huge beads of sweat formed on his upper lip and then weakly he nodded and whispered, “Yes.” I released the pendulum. It made a swishing sound as it arced across the room. At the far end of its swing, it paused momentarily and started back. I never saw a man move so fast in my life. He literally dived from the table. Deftly stepping around the still-swinging pendulum, I asked the class, “Does he believe in the law of the pendulum?” The students unanimously answered, “NO!”

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Where will YOU stand? .. a great question to think about and answer! I know where I stand on our marriage!

After the sermon, we all gathered in quiet prayer in a circle holding hands and sang our benediction…

“May the grace of Christ, Our Savior, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Spirit be with you… May the grace of Christ, Our Savior, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Spirit be with you….

forever and ever, forever more Amen…”

Today was Anthony and Kristen’s 6th wedding anniversary .. how very appropriate and the message was one of the most beautiful scriptures and based in how to live a Spiritual life.. God was truly speaking to all of us through Anthony’s message.. to say the least there were many tears rolling down my face both during and after the service ..

Thank YOU, Anthony .. you have no idea how much that service meant to me .. actually you do.. after church .. I drove through New Wilmington .. Volant and then down Rt 19 .. and came to Potter’s Run Road .. Isaiah 64:8 ..

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About karenbobic

I am a sah-wahm of three sons. Trained as a musician/educator, I taught in the private sector for more than 20 years. I have a passion for helping others including animal rescue. I love to spend time with our family, friends and of course our english springer spaniels.
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