Monday, December 13, 2010

Equally Yoked

When I graduated High School, these verses were brought before me. I have always had a hard time understanding them and never really knew what they were getting at-except the fact that over and over again I would have to go my own way-and usually that's a different way from the one's that I love. Over the years, and once again, these verses are brought up.

Matthew 10:37
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Mark 10:29-30
Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-house adn brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life.

What is He after here? Why are we "not worthy" if we don't leave home, family, friends?? He's talking about our comforts: our reputation, our familiarities, and in some cases our actual friends and families.

Why? Because He is after an equally yoked Bride. He doesn't want to be married and spend eternity with someone who won't understand what it was like for Him to leave His comforts, His Father, His reputation. Having us go through the "cleaving" we understand (to a small extent) what it was like for Jesus to come to earth.

And He did it all for love!! To get us!
And I leave my family, my friends, my reputation, my comforts behind-
all for the sake of falling more in love with Him!

"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am..."-John 17:24

"I'm after something more.
I'm after a heart that knows why mine beats as it does."

1 comment:

Dana said...

Wow! I love love love this post! So good, so describes these past 3 months for me! Thank you for the encouragement my sister!