Don’t Judge My Christian Marriage!

July 19, 2012

In the beginning of each month my church offers communion.  It’s beautiful to see all of the Christian marriages and families that partake in it.  The point of communion is to publicly and hopefully privately announce to God that we are planning on being a better person this month than we were last month.  The pastor often has a sermon on this day to explain the do’s and don’ts of communion.  He emphasizes the importance of examining our hearts and attitude toward others, as we are instructed to do in the bible in 1 Corinthians 11:28 “Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.”

It is importance for us to examine ourselves because the Lord will deal with us if we take communion with a harden heart as stated in 1 Corinthians 11:29 “For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.”  While we are dealing with so many issues related to our health or family, we have a tendency to get angry with God as we discussed about in this article.  I believe we would have less angry Christians if we would just begin to read his word.  How can you expect God to bless you if you do not have a relationship with him?  There is more to being a Christian then just believing.

A Christian is supposed to be Christ-like.  How can we be Christ like if we only examine ourselves once a month and then we still do not seek God for help to make this month better than the last month?  Do not misunderstand me it is great that we take part in communion and that we sincerely ask God to forgive us and we intend on doing better, but there is no way you can do better if you do not abide in him.  When we take communion and we continue on with the way we lived our lives in the previous month we can expect to have the same result.

My pastor often says,” If you always do, what you always done. You always get, what you always got. If you like the result you have been getting keep doing what you are doing, but if you don’t then it is time to change something.”  If we are fed up with our situation than we need to change the way we are living and it starts with examining our hearts and attitude more than just on communion.  The disciple Paul said that if we do not examine ourselves than we are causing the problems we are facing right now. “That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 11:30

What kind of relationship do you have with the Lord?  If you want more peace, read the bible.  You will have a better life once you make Jesus Lord of it.  It is time for us to grow up in the Lord so that the lord can bless us as advised in Hebrews 6:1  “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God,”

ChristianMarriageHQ Challenge:  Here are a few question that you may want to ask yourself.

  • Why do you think you are facing the problems you have right now? 
  • Could your issues be awake up call from the Lord? 
  • Do you spend more time getting to know the Lord or complaining to or asking the Lord to intervene? 
  • Is it fair for you to ask God to help you if you are not willing to make a change in the way you are living your life?

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