May 16, 2011 Comments Off on Love Doctor (Pt. 1)
Today, you’re going for a visit to the Doctor. Your symptoms: feeling unworthy, dirty, and lost
However old you are, whatever your situation is, your relationship status, or role in society…We all want to feel loved. We want to belong to something greater than ourselves, want to feel needed in this world, feel a sense of belonging, and like we are special in someones eyes.
Here’s the thing, I know you feel broken right now. I know you feel defeated, like nobody could ever think you’re attractive or special, but that is the biggest lie from the enemy of this world. Each and every human being, including you, was created in God’s own image. Just because you gave away your purity doesn’t mean you need to keep running away from God, that you should keep sleeping with him because it’s too late to save your purity. Every single one of us is dirty and it is never too late to come to Christ and let him purify our heart and mind.
Here’s the thing, it’s time for you to come home. It’s time for your to stop running away and start running from the very thing you’re running to. It is never too late to come back to Christ, to feel empowered and called to something more. You don’t know where to start, it’s all so scary and intimidating because you feel like everyone is going to judge you – well, you’re right because they are. However, Jesus promised us that if we are ever to have to suffer for Him than it will all be worth it. It doesn’t matter what path you’ve been on, but it’s about where you’re going.
Don’t let a single moment in your life define every moment from now on. Sure you let God down once, but we all did. We are all sinners and ALL fall short of the glory of God. See, a sin is a sin. Cursing under your breath is just as bad as going out and stealing something. Don’t feel ashamed of what you allowed to happen. Rather, put yourself in a place for God to show up and use your situation to make you stronger. We never learn anything when we win in life, our greatest knowledge and perspective comes from losing.
It’s not about our worthiness because we are all unworthy, but it’s about His worthiness. You aren’t able to hide anything from God. In fact, God wants to make you a stronger person in your situation. When you don’t know where to go, don’t know where to turn to because everyone has shut you out; run to the ultimate place of security and safety – the cross. When you don’t know where to go, go to the cross.
You are a child of The KIng, each and every one of you deserves the best. Don’t give up hope, even if your spouse isn’t acting the way you want him/her to. Sometimes God called you to marry them to point out that flaw in their life, sometimes God called you to be apart of their life to build them up in that area because He gifted you with patience and discernment. The perception is frustration, imperfection, and brokenness, but the reality is seeing God do the impossible for your relationship.
This series is going give you insight, like going to see the doctor for a solution, to everything you have been wondering about finding the right one, being loving, feeling love, and managing relationships. Enjoy.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, -Romans 3:23
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. -Matthew 5:10-12
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
April 29, 2011 Comments Off on The REAL Royal Wedding
For many of you, you are staying up late to watch the marriage of Prince William, but have you ever considered that each and everyone of us will get our own royal wedding? (No, I am not joking #foreal)
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.-Ephesians 5:25-27
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. -Ephesians 5:22-23
Who is the bride that Paul is talking about when he wrote Ephesians? Well, the bride is us, the body of believers, and we are promised our own royal wedding when we are reunited with Christ when he returns. As the bride of Christ, we are waiting for him to come back and return, so that we would be reunited with Him in heaven for our own royal wedding. Oh, and I hope you don’t plan on staying up till 4am to watch this one because you will have far greater things to do than watching a television.
So my question for today is this: are you living your life in a way that represents your engagement to Christ? If you were engaged to prince charming, would you be doing some of the things you’re doing now? Would you be out searching and yearning for the attention that you have been looking for your whole life? If you looked down on your left hand right now and had a huge diamond, would you still be doing what you’ve been doing every weekend for months?
Newsflash: you’re engaged. You’re engaged to the creator of the universe, to the person that loves you so much that He was willing to go through the most painful, humiliating process ever known to mankind for you. Are you sitting infront of the TV wishing that was you? I hope you’re not because you’ve got something so much greater than anything that will ever be.
Christ loves you more than you would ever know and He wants to give you the ultimate royal wedding, all you have to do is love Him and be faithful to Him – just like you would hope to be to Prince William. Christ is so desperately waiting to see you, but are you living a lifestyle that is preparing you to walk down the isle with Christ in your best condition possible or are you living a life that is just going to get you by and leave people at your wedding wondering what He ever saw in you?
“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” -John 14:3
Don’t miss out on your ultimate royal wedding and getaway with someone that loves you more than your mind can even fathom. This love and attention that you have been searching for your whole life, it’s right here in front of you! Will you marry Christ or are you going to keep running in the wrong direction?
April 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
Think about this, there are millions and millions of women in this world, but how will you ever decide on marrying one? For me I personally am looking for someone that doesn’t love me the most in her life, but instead loves Jesus the most. While this may sound cliche, it is the secret to any happy relationship that will bear fruit in both your life and her own life because she is seeking God first. Think about this, the bible spells out that the fruits of the spirit are: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control. (Galatians 5:22-23) If a man can find a woman that will love God more than she will love him, then she will honor the fruits of the spirit in her own life because it’s what God calls everyone one of us to do. Imagine this, if a marriage or a relationship consisted of those nine fruits, it would be fruit in your own life and would not consist of the crap that we all hear about on a daily basis in our own life or in a friends.
A modern example of this relationship would consist of these qualities and much more with God first in both partners life: Love– the couple would love each other and exhibit it in their relationship, Joy– each would live their life with Joy that God has given us from seeking him first and would exhibit a happiness that could not be matched except through Jesus, Peace- the relationship would not have consistent fights or anger exhibited, long suffering– the couple would be able to get through the hardships in each others life and would be able to look beyond the surface and suffer through anything with their partner, kindness– a relationship where they care for each other at every moment of the day and show genuine concern, goodness- A relationship that dwells on the good and strives to do good for each other and for the world, faithfulness– a relationship where they honor the commitment to each other no matter how hard the times may get but honor that God calls us to be faithful to one another,gentleness– a woman that is gentle can speak a thousand words to a man and can calm him down in the worst of all situations, and self control- the most important of these, in regards to a relationship, because if you have self control you aren’t putting yourself first in your life or going after the desires of the world that will tear you relationship apart.
God has a special plan for all of us and we all have our own calling. For me, I hope that God truly has someone special for me lined up because I am wanting to mary the best, so that I can give my best effort to my wife and have no worries of ever being heartbroken- For me and my house we will serve the Lord.