Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Understanding marriage, is understanding the plan of redemption

Ephesians 5:25-28 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any blemish, but holy and blameless”.

When Paul was writing this he defined the role of a husband in full and husbands must match up to this standard.
The bible say’s “for God so LOVED the church that he gave…..” (John 3:16in part). Husbands must not be selfish; they must be generous to their wives, because love is expressed in selflessness.

The wife did not leave her parents place to be living in the house alone (house, money, car... te nsansa). She did come to join you for food, what she needs is someone to love her and be with her. Women can leave in shark as long as there is love, and women can leave a well furnished house to go for a worker or a poor man’s house that shows her love. Please if you are not ready to love, don’t marry. Men have hindered women from knowing the love of God; this is why women are defiant and un-submissive today

1 John 4:19 “We love him, because he first loved us.”
The women only respond to the love that the husband gives her. If the woman experiences the love from her husband and responds to it, it is “explosive”

They must be ready to die for their wives, and put their necks on the line for the wives.
Husbands must look after their wives “Just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25)

Christ died to protect the church, so men must protect their wives. Attacks from your sisters, mother, friends and anyone must be shielded by you. This is so because no matter how much you love your mother, sister or brother, you can’t be one with them, and even if you wanted you are not allowed.
Clothe your wife with good clothes and good words. A woman must have more clothes than a man; men must not compete with their wives for clothes. Your wife must look good and beautiful. You must also complement her every time, and not wait for other people to complement her. Women are made to look beautiful and attractive and you wife mus stay attractive otherwise you will leave for someone else’s.
Complement you wife in front of your children and your relatives, so that they know you love your wife.

Appeal, is that all men should love their wives like Christ did, and this world would be a far much better place to live in.


2010 is many things to different people and yes, it has become a cliché. It has become a notion to chase and not just another year. They say things will happen in 2010 and yet they are almost halfway through. Much hype is into the world cup that is coming to Africa, but to others it is:
i. Opportunity to make a break in life
ii. Symbol that
iii. Africa has arrived on the world stage and must be considered in many aspects
iv. Revolution, yes we can
v. Patriotism to being African
So 2010 is a now or never thing, and things will be referred to as before 2010 and after. Stories will be inspired by it.
2010 for me is the time I take my 30th trip around the sun, I have done is 29 times before. Some of these trips I remember vividly while some are bleak and hazy. Calamities, family tragedies, milestones, successes, challenges have come and gone but by divine intervention I have survived.
I ask myself, what will this trip be like? What posterity will have to say regarding this trip?
The year I become a dad
My second year of marriage
The year of working for God
The year I went back to finish my Masters degree after a three year break
The year I will have a deeper understanding of life
Will it be the year I launched my writing career?
Will it be the year of academic excellence
The year of investment
Then as I remember the last world cup in Germany, I was in watching it from SA (Marco Materazzi the player you could never miss in that final game) and now four years later, I am in SA and the world cup is here. How will it be?
The after all this reflection and introspection, my ask myself. What is the reason for my exsistance, still alive, survived all the odds and still going strong enjoying a good health with a very promising future ahead of me despite the mistakes I have made in the past.
What do I have to do to pay back what God has done for me?
All I can do is to praise Him for what he has, is and still yet to do in my life.
I look to His scriptures and find assurance that
He will be with me all the way (Mathew 28:20)
I can do all things through Him because he gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)
Nothing can separate me form His love (Romans 8:38-39)
And lastly that I can ask anything from Him (John 15:7)
Then I say:
He is my (Cell C) Woza 2010 Woza whenever (and whatever)
He is my (MTN) I am with God everywhere I go
He is my (Vodacom) With God, it is guaranteed awesomeness
He is my (Nedbank Cup) Ke Yona! (The one)
He is my (SPA) good for you and me
And my (Jet) good for life