“Praying For Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer” is a great book. The book seems to be geared towards young women. Such as those in their late teens to early twenties. But it really does not matter how old you are. If you are a single, Christian woman, this book is for you.
Each chapter gives different areas of your future husbands life to pray for. From giving his life to God, trust,protection, being loyal and faithful, patient,committed and so much more. There are even prayers for you to pray for yourself as well. This way you not only pray for your husband to be all that God has called him to be, but so that you can pray to be all that God has called you to be. To prepare Continue reading
Nobody wants to be who there are anymore. They want to be like everybody else. Turn on the TV,open a magazine,go on the internet and get bombarded by unnatural, photoshopped images of celebrities and models. The world tells us that these people are the gold standard of beauty, and that if you don’t look like them you’re nothing. To that I say ‘I don’t think so!’
The world says that if your skin isn’t light enough you aren’t beautiful. If you’re body isn’t slim enough you aren’t beautiful. If your smile isn’t just right, or you’re too short, too tall, too something, you aren’t beautiful. Well let me tell you something. God’s Continue reading
For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also — Matthew 6:21 KJV
Do you treasure the things of this world or the things of God? Answer wisely. Where you will spend eternity rests on it. Why? Because your answer may tell whether you are a way side believer, stony ground believer, thorny ground believer or a good ground believer. Mark 4:1-20 KJV
See people today think that because they made a “decision” for Christ that makes them saved. They believe that they can live however they want no matter how wild and reckless and sinful and it’s okay because they made a “decision” for Christ. That’s a popular teaching today. It’s also very wrong.
There are also those that think they’re saved because they sit in church every Sunday morning, even though they were wildin’ out in the club the night before. Or they think they are saved because they watch a little “Christian” TV from time to time, or have cute little religious figurines, photographs and what not all over the house, car or job or say a few empty prayers, amongst other things. That’s also false. Sorry to break it to you. I know it’s tough.
I don’t watch a lot of “Christian” TV, but one Sunday I decided to check out a popular preacher with the celebrities and such in L.A. And I’ll never forget when he said “ I don’t want to preach to you about sin. I just want to love on you.” I almost fell on the floor. My mouth dropped open and everything. What kind of “Pastor” doesn’t preach about sin? Because if he really loved you he would tell you to come to Christ. To come out of sin and live holy for Jesus. To give your entire life to Christ and accept His gift of eternal life. That’s real love. Unfortunately, the false “gospel” that this “Pastor” preaches is the norm today. And it’s spiritually deadly.
It’s not enough to say that you believe in Jesus. James 2:19 in the King James Bible says “ Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.” Well we know that devils aren’t saved, so are you sure that you are? What does Continue reading
It feels like the whole world is suffering from storm clouds sending rain down and making life hard. But don’t you know that while it may be all gray and dreary that the sun is behind those clouds, and it’s ready to burst forth and shine down some of that warm goodness and send the clouds away?
God is still busy in the storm. He’s still there working on Continue reading
Sometimes when things are bad and we get desperate or just wrapped up in our troubles we forget. Forget what you ask? We forget about God and what He’s already done for us before.
We get freaked out. It feels like God isn’t hearing us. Maybe He won’t Continue reading
What have you done with your life? If you were to die tomorrow, would you have died with your dreams still in you? Or would you have died having given them birth?
All of my life I have wanted to write. And for the last several years I have been crippled by my fear of rejection. A couple years ago I made up mind to work on my book. The book that has been in my heart for years. I’ve given myself 5 years to write it. I’ve got three years left. It’s a slow process. But you know what? It’s worth the hard work and effort, as slow going as it is. I’ve always wanted to write a book, and I will do that. That’s my dream. I want to be a published writer. I want to be successful. I want to make a living as an author, which I believe to be my calling in this life. I’m working on it, and I know that I will achieve this goal.
People die everyday full of hopes and dreams for a better life, a better Continue reading
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for either the first or last time…then your time on earth will be filled with glory. –Betsy Smith, American Writer (1896-1972)
Life is so short. A lot of the time we just breeze through life without taking it all in. We become consumed by the concerns of this world. But, it’s important to stop for a moment and take it all in.
If you look at all that is around you as if for the first or last time it opens up a sense of wonder and appreciation in your heart for what you’ve been given. You Continue reading