Monday, April 04, 2011
Break Faith 2-14-11
I have suffered two divorces of marriage in my life. These were not fun events but I come to understand inevitable. Divorce of marriage has made the term divorce famous but the word is one that can be applied to a myriad of relationships. I have had good friends divorce me while I’m incarcerated. I divorced the Lord for a year and a half in my youth. This is the most critical of all divorces because if you do not repent it is eternal. All divorces come down to the one act of “Break Faith”. There may be voluminous excess but they all trickle down to this one act. How many Dorean clients have broken faith with Scott and me? Sure they are justified, all divorces are justified. That is the sweet comfort of our sin. We condemn everyone else and excuse ourselves. Here is the external problem and for Scott and I the rub that goes against our self preserving nature. The faith of Jesus is particular and unique. It is the only recognized and accepted faith by God. The faith of Christ is diligent and resolute in trusting every word that proceeds from God’s mouth. Translated to its essence the scripture says “Man cannot live by bread alone by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God by the only vehicle available: that being the faith of Christ.” My codefendants all came to that place where concern for the things of this world ran in direct opposition to the faith of Christ. This is not a place where one can stand still, life forces a choice. Unfortunately for most they divorce God by rejecting the faith of Christ. When my marriages ended this was the same line of termination. I was guided by the faith of Christ proven unacceptable to my spouses. The choice placed before me was my bride or my groom. Thank God it wasn’t a difficult choice. I did suffer pain as all divorces will bring, but eternity has a way of supplying comforting joy if you do not break faith with Christ, I’m tolerating and surviving all the divorces this harsh life brings for the sake of an eternal marriage that keeps my vows resolute. I hope all your divorces bring you to this revelation. Even if it by your break faith with Dorean.