Have you thought about those relationships where God joins hearts and souls before minds are aligned and vows are spoken? When a man and woman try to catch up to what God has ordained as their union? When they struggle to grasp the totality of His promise? How difficult that must be for each to know the end result and to continue to sink in the minutia of process, continually getting lost in the labyrinth of selfish independent will (independent of God’s will).
But, doesn’t that describe the bulk of intimate relationships? We all connect to our significant other in some way, on some level, long before our thoughts and our will align and operate in unity. The life of a relationship is intended to flow towards total unity… into oneness.
Filed under: Forgiveness, Life, Love, Testimony, Walking in the Word on May 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
I do believe homosexuality is a sin. God’s word says so. But I also believe that a homosexual person has the right to choose their life-path and live how they choose to live. From the beginning of time to this day, God has not stripped one person of the responsibility of choosing between life and death. Nor has He burdened anyone but Jesus Christ with another person’s sin. We all will stand accountable for our own choices in life; therefore we have the right to decide how we live our life. If a person chooses to spend their life with a person of the same gender, it is their God-given right to make that decision.
Governments should not make personal decisions for anyone. Church’s cannot make this decision for anyone.
Filed under: Love, Pop Culture v. The Bible, Testimony, Walking in the Word on May 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
March 14, 2012 Haifa, Israel For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth. ~ 3 John 7-8, NLT Last night, I heard a passionate message about standing firm against [...]
Filed under: Knowledge & Understanding, Love, On the Road, Relationship with God, Walking in the Word on April 2nd, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Women of Faith from Grace Communion International.com, http://www.gci.org/spiritual/womenfaith Yesterday, Now and Forever “God is not ashamed to be called their God.” This profound statement is found in Hebrews 11, the faith chapter of the Bible. Can you imagine your name being listed along with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and Moses in God’s list of the [...]
Filed under: Courage, Faith, Identity, Inspiration from Other Authors, Knowledge & Understanding, Leadership, Life, Love, Obedience, Praise & Worship, Redemption, Reparation, Repentance, Restoration, Testimony, Trust, Wisdom on March 17th, 2012 | No Comments »
Ruth is the leading character in this book, which is named after her. The name Ruth means “mercy.” The story shows that God’s grace and mercy extend beyond Israel to include all peoples.
The religious truths found in this book relate more to practical life than to abstract theology. Loyalty, love, kindness, the value of persons, and the need to understand one another stand out. In the midst of the chaos then in the land, meaning could be found by returning to the first principles of simple truth. The book of Ruth tells us that no matter how bad things may be, goodness can exist, if we are willing to make the effort. [Follow the link to read the full article.]
Filed under: Faith, Inspiration from Other Authors, Life, Love, Redemption, Word Study on March 6th, 2012 | 1 Comment »