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Adam to My Eve

As I had mentioned in my previous post concerning my brief bout of insomnia (which I’ve now corrected thanks to God’s wisdom and answered prayers), I have spent the start of this secular new year in great contemplation. It’s clear that the world as we know it is changing so quickly in ways that fit perfectly with the warnings Jesus gave us in Matt 24 and in Revelations, that it is without question a year that will be unlike many others. So many of our freedoms, dreams, pleasures that we used to enjoy are being adulterated and it’s important as Followers of Christ’s Words that we spiritually prepare ourselves to stay “equally yoked” with Jesus to make it through until He takes us home.

waiting 4 loveJust as in Noah’s days, Lot’s days, and Moses’ days, there are circumstances which are not in line with what God had planned for us and we’ll need to prepare to be set apart from so much worldly distraction. This also has profound implications for how and who we choose as our mates. Personally, I find it extremely challenging in this derogatory environment to interact with a suitable Christian man who is fully aware of the secular times and is preparing in The Word and Holy Spirit for what’s to come. It’s hard being a single Christian woman who isn’t willing to compromise when most men can’t wait for an easy “target” to enjoy & disrespect at the same time. It seems like no one is interested in simply spending quality time to learn about each other and grow together in Christ and form a lasting union. We’re so busy trying to keep our financial heads afloat, seeking fulfillment in secular groups that can never keep us warm at night, and forgetting Our Creator who lovingly formed bonds of love for us to enjoy with each other. I often grapple with whom could I trust my heart to share with on this earth when so many relationships fail for lack of honesty, infidelity, abuse, disrespect, and superficiality. The “spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12) that we currently face is so prevalent, I sometimes wonder if it would even be wise to still believe in finding my “better half”….

At the end of the day, I have to keep my heart guarded (Prov 4:23) as the days grow more evil until the end. However, I’m still a woman in Christ and I still have a special place in my heart & soul for “the Adam to my Eve”. No matter how cold the world becomes, I’m still a woman with depth, passions, warmth, and aspirations to share with the right man in Christ. Of course, this is all said knowing that it is completely under God’s Perfect Will for my life, and I am prepared, just as Esther was, for my Bridegroom Jesus, whether an earthly groom is also included in my future. I don’t want to be without oil in 10 Virgins Parablemy lamp as 5 out of the 10 virgin brides were in Jesus’ parable (Matt 25)! Plus, in all honesty, knowing prophecy & how close time is to Christ’s return, it’s not that long left here in this world anyways, lol! Hence, I will press forward in Christ’s strength through the highs and lows of this single season….

But, it would be nice to walk hand-in-hand with a godly man someday…. ūüėČ

~Gratitude~

Blessings & a Happy Sabbath to all of you! It’s been a busy last week or so for me, but I wanted to make sure I took the opportunity to THANK YOU all for your visits, comments, follows, and support in this blog! I had no idea that others would appreciate what the Holy Spirit has lead me to share here, and I give Father God all the praise & glory because I believe He wants us all to know He intimately cares about the matters of our hearts & will give us His best.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

In my next post, I will address New Years Eve/Day in a very thought-provoking way & I look forward to your thoughts/comments.

ūüôā

‘Tis The Season…to Love

“I think I would rather possess eyes that know no sight, ears that know no sound, hands that know no touch than a heart that knows no love.” Anonymous¬†

As I was away busy this week preparing & enjoying my mother’s birthday, I came across this insightful quote and spent holiday seasonsome time meditating on it. Authentic love is taken for granted these days and many couples and singles mistaken infatuation for love. Infatuation is a superficial state of euphoria,¬†excitement, and attraction one feels towards the idea of who they perceive the other person to be. Love, on the other hand, is an action, not simply a state of emotion or mind. Love is the result of knowing the actual person, accepting all¬†elements of their personality, and being concerned about their well being through good and bad circumstances. If you were infatuated with someone, you would not sacrifice yourself for the betterment of the other person. Could you be “ok” living without sight for the person you have a crush on? If you’re “obsessed” with the person, then that’s another story (and that wouldn’t be “love” anyways)! But, love allows you to forgive, it allows you to respect & honor the person for who God created them to be and to become. Love allows room for the shortcomings a person has being human and it drives you to support the other in spite of struggles…

1 Corinth 13:2 “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”

In these Last Days before Christ returns, this decaying world is in desperate need of encountering and experiencing authentic love. As Christians, our ministry to others can supply that need abundantly through Christ’s power, however our marriages & love relationships can also exemplify true love. Others, both believers & unbelievers alike, are watching how we treat our partners to become familiar with what really sets us apart from the world. Therefore, we should contemplate on how we are communicating love to each other to send the right message of love from God’s Holy Word. Circumstances don’t have to be ideal to love someone…you may not get the “trophy” husband or wife to brag about, nor the “super model” looks which are deceiving anyways. But, you will need to come from a place of empathy, compassion, and knowledge of Christ’s love in order to love another person…

Rom 5:8 “But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Jesus love

Genuine love meets us where we’re at in life and endures through all circumstances from then on, just as God loves us. He met us in our sinful state, and endured throughout history to reconcile us back into a sacred relationship with Him, protected by His power & mercy.
Therefore, during all the hustle and spending during this holiday weekend, keep in mind what really matters in your life and relationships. Remember God’s love through Jesus, and consider how you are loving others.¬†This is the true gift to the world we can supply freely to so many broken hearts.

Many Blessings!

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~Equallyoked~

Copyright V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

For the last 2 decades of my life, I have contemplated the meaning of¬†2 Corinthians 6:14, and have discovered in my latter years how far-reaching this passage is concerning Christ-centered love. There are so many ways to be unequally yoked, as the Word of God clearly¬†outlines¬†, often times resulting in more discord with a fellow believer than would be expected. Did you know that you can be “unequally yoked” with a another Christian?¬†2 Corinthians 6:14-16 runs deeper than the obvious not pairing your heart with an unbeliever in Christ; a Christian couple can have subtle differences that may seem on the surface as a hairline crack that in time reveals a hidden canyon underneath! Issues in¬†temperaments, financial perspectives, education, communication styles, and parenting (to name a few) can truly wreck the foundation of a Christian relationship or courtship.

However, the most paramount of all is being unequally yoked in where each follower’s relationship stands with Christ. What do I mean by this? Suffice it to say, each believer’s journey with Christ is unique and is what makes Jesus such a personal Savior who can meet us where we’re at and develop/strengthen our relationship with him accordingly. Nonetheless, there are certain foundational elements in our beliefs in who God-Jesus-Holy Spirit is and His Word that should unify all Christians (1 Corinthians 12:12). If the building blocks of faith, salvation, and worship of Our Creator is in discord, how can a couple/friendship/business partnership/family fortify each other’s growth in The Lord ? What are the things that can’t be compromised on, and what can be?

It’s already¬†challenging¬†enough to nourish kinships of love in this world without the difficulty of also finding compatibility with another believer on topics we should be at peace with. However, I thank Our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) for exemplifying love and elements of companionship in His relationship with us. With His Word as an¬†infallible¬†guide, we can¬†endeavor¬†to understand and appreciate the dynamics of our own courtships & relationships. As a result, we can furnish our hope in materializing an earthly companionship centered in Christ and satisfying in everlasting love.