A man just confessed to me that he is in love with someone who has turned his world upside down. This woman that he saw from a distance would soon become his wife. He knew from the moment his eye lids lifted that the vision before him was so stunning and so magnificent his lips began to quiver. I am telling you this woman reminded him of Eve in the garden, Samson’s Delilah, Abraham’s old attractive wife, and Jacob’s Rachel. If you recall Jacob within the pages of scripture he loved Rachel at first sight. This woman was equipped with all the bells and whistles of a 7 series BMW. She was in all practical terms the perfect woman. This man mutters some words only a gifted linguist can recognize and she still says yes to whatever he just said. Exchanging the proverbial number and parting ways this man overjoyed by the encounter goes to the mall to update his clothing.
Who would have guessed that the mall he chose and the time in which to go, this Rachel like woman would also be there too. It just so happens, they both were looking to update their clothing. He confronts her again and they chat a little and then they part again, only this time a date is confirmed at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Delighted to make reservations and to plan a wonderful evening of getting to know his better half, nothing could be so perfect, so grand and spectacular.
So the dinner date is arranged and this man and his perfect woman are out on a date. Shortly into the date this man finds out this woman does not believe in God. He knows that the Bible says that a man or woman should not be unequally yoked, but he reminds himself that she is perfect the way she is. A little disturbed by this because he is Christian, he decides to continue the relationship, because what would Jesus do? Get her saved. Right?
They have been dating for six months now and he is ready to marry her. She is not saved and his attempts to present Christ were met with let’s agree to disagree. This man finds himself at the decision point when purchasing the ring, but he keeps recalling those light brown eyes and those perfect bells and whistles.
So he plunges in and they get married and the honeymoon could not be better. They stayed at their beautiful home, because the wedding was so expensive there was no money left over for a trip to Europe or the Bahamas.
The fire of passion fades and the flames are dialed down and this man gets more zealous about his relationship with Jesus. His wife is not pleased with his time at church, as she does not attend, due to the fact she does not believe in God. Then something happens…
Please comment – should they have gotten married? If no or yes please answer why?
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I tried to cover my shine
I’ve tried stayin in the lines
I, I, I, don’t wanna hide
No not tonight
You you you want me to
Take my light, light
Fit It in your box right
I want you to look me in the eye, eye, eye
Ready or not here, here, here, here, here, I come
I’m about to show you where the light comes from, oh, oh
Ready or not here here I come
This is who I am I won’t hide it
I’m a take it all over the world
To the young, to the old every boy and girl
Ready or not here, here, I come
I’m a show the world where the love is
I’m not ever selling out
Love and God is what it’s all about
Give him verything to see the lost get found
Yeah it’s goin down
You you you want me to
Take my light, light
Fit It in your box right
I want u to look me in the eye eye eye
Refuse to keep this buried deep inside of me
Yeah this little light of mine
It’s time to let it shine a bit
Cause there’s no point in hiding it
It’s everything I am
The source off all my hope
And it’s the reason why I stand
I pledge allegiance to be somebody real, there’s no more holding it back
I’m showing them how I feel
Cause love is more than a word
It’s a noun and a verb
And hiding it is absurd,
How many knew this song is actually the top 2013 Christian hit called Ready or Not by Nicole Britt aka white girl and Lacrea aka black boy?
I changed the title because I was listening to the song in my car the other day and I kept thinking these two are talking about themselves more than God. Beside the single reference to God, you get lost in coming out. I thought they were coming out to tell the world about their interracial relationship. She’s saying not tonight and he’s saying cause there is no point in hiding it. Hiding what? Anyway, someone help me out here.
Will you give me permission to share something intimate with you? Will you allow me the opportunity to pull back the curtain and expose the wires and strings and props? The things behind the camera, while filming, that you do not see on the movie screen. Some call it the inside scoop or behind the scenes.
What I desire to share with you is the secret behind loving your enemies. Loving the individual who desires your demise. Loving the racist across the street that hates the sight of you. Loving your wife who gave you a letter of divorcement or that man who struck you across the face. The father or mother who touched their little girl or boy inappropriately and now as an adult you hate them. The list of tragedies inflicted is endless, but as a Christian you are commanded to love everyone. This action becomes our definer.
The secret. You cannot do it alone. Loving your enemy is not natural. Sometimes loving your friend becomes difficult, worse yet, your spouse, who you committed to love until death. So what is the answer? Love God. “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:30). When you commit to this verse, the second command is put on autopilot. Some Christians try to work up a love for their enemies and this is not natural. If you run to the Lord and fill up on him, your nature changes and like Stephen in the Bible, you become able to be stoned and not express hate to the ones stoning you.
The world is evil and Christians are not called to reciprocate, however, you will, if you are not following the first command. Your love or hate for others is a direct reflection of your love relationship with God.
God is love (1 John 4:8). #Christians are love.
P.S. This does not mean we accept, condone, foster, or finance sin, but it does mean we are not moved to sin, because someone hates us.
If someone has touched you deeply and you thought that they were an Angel from up above. Then comment with your testimony and let others see the power of love.
A special day to recall to one’s mind the wonderful gift that may be given in the shape of a mother. For some this is a grand day of family gatherings and church worship. A day of flowers and gifts, our church gives every mother a single rose on this day. Whether or not your church has this tradition or not the most important thing is that those who honor their father and Mother are being obedient to God’s command. Some may not like the idea of being a mother, as in the case, I asked a lady whether she was a mother and she hesitated to tell me and then she smiled and laughed a little and said, “yes” and I gave her a rose. We thank God especially for mother’s teaching their children, God’s admonition, to love God and their neighbor as themselves. We thank grandmother’s who do the same.