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Voddie Baucham – Love and Marriage – Part 2

Love and Marriage – True Love

“I told you that I’m 36 years old. I’ve been maried since I was 20. So that means 16 years of marriage. That means all of my adult life. I don’t even know how it feels like to be a single adult. I don’t! When I try to think about that I cry, you know?”

Ephesians 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 

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What does it mean? This means that the man needs to be the first lover in the house!

“We have been lied to, and this is a problem. We have bought the greco-roman myth about love. Those who believe the Greco Roman myth, think that love is nothing more than a random, overwhelming, uncontrollable sensual force. The image of love is cupid. Those who believe the myth make some of the following statements: “We don’t choose who we fall in love with”; “This thing is bigger than both of us”; and “The heart wants what it wants.”

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  • “Biblical Love is an act of the will accompanied by emotion that leads to action on behalf of its object. This love it is the one that lasts, it is stable, it is something that stays, it is something that will serve as a foundation on which a marriage can be built.”
  • “The greco-roman myth is not so. You cannot build a solid marriage on the greco-roman myth. It doesn’t work. That is why you get people walking away from each other that say: “We just felt out of love.The Greco-Roman model is too fickle for marriage.”


“You’re not always going to feel like loving someone. Learning to love is a work of sanctification – it is not learned intuitively.”

“The heart is just a muscle that pumps blood; that’s all it is. When we see that word in the Bible, it is only used in figurative means. In hebrew language it reffers to your volition, to your will. So we love as an act of our will. It is a choice! Love is accompanied by emotion. That means it is not lead by emotion. If it is lead by emotion, it is a Rollercoaster, and you’re in trouble!

If you have bought the lie of this greco-roman myth, my prayer for you is that you wake up, and open your eyes. That you will shake yourself loose from that lie.”

Voddie Baucham – sermon excerpts

Love and Marriage – Part 1 – In the Beginning

Love and Marriage – Part 3 – The Other Half

 
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Despre epave ** Starfield – Shipwreck **

De mai bine de 6 ani i-am descoperit pe cei de la Starfield. Au multe cântece deosebite, unele mai gălăgioase, altele mai liniştite. Cea pe care o ascultaţi acum este dintre cele liniştite cu mesaj deosebit. La foarte puţini cântăreţi am găsit versuri atât de bine gândite cum ai ei; până şi titlul piesei este sugestiv. Mi-am regăsit de multe ori viaţa în puţinele versuri de aici.

Ship+Wrecks_wallpapers_10Am căutat o imagine sugestivă şi am găsit un ‘infinit’. Sunt multe epave în lume, multe corăbii, multe vapoare ruginite şi mult mai multe bărci părăsite, fiecare cu povestea lor. În cazul unora îţi dai seama că au fost prinse în vreo furtună şi s-au scufundat, altele au fost părăsite pe malul mării şi au putrezit/ruginit acolo.

Viaţa – o lume plină de epave, fiecare cu tragedia ei – deţine cea mai impresionantă şi teribilă colecţie de epave: cerşetorul din oraş, sau beţivul adormit prin şanţuri, tinerii care consumă droguri, oamenii ajunşi în închisoare, cei căzuţi în depresie, cei părăsiţi, cei care îndură zilnic singurătatea…

Tot felul de epave, mari şi mici, din lemn sau cea mai scumpă tablă, de la bărci de pescuit până la Titanic. Îţi trebuie doar ochi atenţi şi ai să vezi..cum oameni, indiferent de bogăţia, statura, frumuseţea sau inteligenţa lor, ajung să ‘ruginească’ şi să ‘putrezească’ întocmai ca ceea ce vezi în poze. Iar unele epave sunt atât de bine ascunse încât le descoperi doar dacă te duci în adâncurile oceanelor, în adâncul sufletelor lor. Chiar în momentul acesta ai putea sta lângă una şi să n-o vezi; ar putea să fie atât de bine ascunsă lângă tine.

Avantajul epavelor ‘sufleteşti’ este că pot striga după ajutor. La fel face şi autorul cântecului. De multe ori este un strigăt mut, care poate fi auzit numai de Dumnezeu, Cel care poate face dintr-o epavă – un ‘vas de cinste’; dintr-un suflet păcătos – un suflet sfânt; dintr-un om pierdut – un om cu scop în viaţă.

“But I’m reaching out to You

To make me new”

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I built a fortress
With a hundred thousand faces
I’ll keep it safe
With a hundred thousand more
But these masks are wearing thin
As You draw me in

I spent my time
On the empty and the fleeting
I spent my life
On much less than I’d dreamed
But I’m reaching out to You
To make me new

‘Cause I am just a beggar here at Your door
I am just a shipwreck here on Your shore
I come empty handed
Ready to see
Your life in me changing who I’ve been
To who I need to be

You tell me my story
As You sift between the pages
I feel redemption
In the space between each turn

Could You take me in Your arms
And tell it just once more
Could You take me in Your arms
And tell it just once more

 
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