I was reading Revelations the other day and I cam across a scripture in the fourth chapter, verse ten that had me totally baffled. It spoke of how the Elders bowed before the Lord and cast their crowns at His feet. Now to my understanding, these crowns were rewarded because of their endurance in Life on Earth and how that through all the Heartache, Blood, Sweat, Tears and most of the time, Public Humiliation, they never gave up the Faith. Not only that, no matter what their earthly or Heavenly status, it was no problem for them to yield everything to The Lord.
So I asked The Lord with everything they went through in Life to get rewarded, they gave it back to You? Now, the act of throwing their crowns were not done as an act of Respect, it was an act of Yielding. That was my struggle. Instead of telling me, He showed me. Without question it became very clear to me. We work very hard in Life to make it everyday. Not to mention, the good and bad we fight through to have a successful marriage. Health is a fight. Friendship is a fight. Work is a fight. Christianity is a fight. Love is a fight. Almost everything we do is a fight.
Paul said He fought the good fight. And in Heaven, God rewards you with a crown to say Thank you for all the good work. Glory to God! When I look back to reflect on how God has always fought All of the Battles for me and made it possible to claim the Victory in Jesus, I know I could have fought harder by having more Faith. When I think on how Great God is to me and my family while we are here on earth and I know we don't deserve it... I can't help but to Yield all at His feet as the Ultimate Act of Worship.
It's time for us to Worship God in everything we do and have. Our Forefathers and Mothers use to say, "If I had ten thousand tongues, I couldn't Thank God enough." Yielding is our Ultimate Act of Worshipping and only then, will everything work out for the Good. When we surrender to our problems, our enemies, or even our so-called defeats, we feel defeated. But when we surrender everything to God, no matter what, we have the assurance that Victory is coming. No matter what it looks like now, Victory is Coming.
Actually, I've found that Victory is already here. It's in our Worship. Gather your family and Come Worship God with me and my family? Worshipping God together as a family unit is a Spiritual Umbrella that will cover not only your marriage, but your entire household. Use the Word of God to cover your household and to teach you how to worship. Worship cannot be penetrated by Rain, Wind, Sun or any other elements that may come against the Family.
Psalms 34:3 KJV says, "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together." God is going to make a way no matter What! I have seen it time and time again. And even in the Greatest fight of my Life, God gets the Ultimate Glory and Victory is surely mine. It is no wonder why the twenty-four Elders threw their crowns at the Feet of God.
The Chef and The Ref, as we are more affectionately called, are just two individuals who God joined together in the Spirit and then in the Natural to walk through the challenges of life together. We have been married for 27 years and have four amazing children. We get many calls, text and emails asking us questions about a variety of topics as it relates to marriage. This blog was inspired by the Holy Spirit and an answer to the growing demand of couples who inquire about our experiences in marriage as it relates to their own. We do not make any claims of being anything more than two sinners, saved by grace who wanted to give couples an opportunity to have safe conversations that will make their marriage stronger. The Chef and The Ref are both licensed and ordained Ministers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ who wanted to create a safe platform for married couples to converse about a variety of topics.