Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Get Back to the "Very Good"

God made light, sky and sea, and all the plants and animals that fill the earth.

And it was good.

Then it wasn't...because there was no suitable companion for man (Adam).

So God created Eve.

Out of Adam's ribs she came...and then all of God's creation was very good!

But now....now we are back to a one-gender world again.

They tell us gals anything he can do, we can do better.
They tell us that we are equal, and that it means we should do what men do.
They tell us to walk, talk, dress, cut our hair, work, and lead...like men do.
They tell us we are strong like a man.
They tell us to speak up and speak out like a man.
They tell us we have a right. The right to be a man.

And it is NOT very good.

We were created in His image. But not in the same image as Adam.

We bring beauty to the garden where it did not yet exist.
We bring forth life! It was not possible without us!
We nurture and we love, both our men and our babies.
We help, because without our help, the grand purpose cannot be fulfilled.

We are not here to do what man does, but to do that which he can not do on his own.

Different mold.
Different purpose.

Denying the intended role and purpose given us by our Creator is to deny the Creator as God of our lives.

Let's embrace that role. Let's find value in His purpose for us!

Let's get back to the very good.

Because He says we are.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shut the BACK Door!

This post is for those of you who have left the back door open.

Shut it.

You have been swirling this idea around in your mind for some time.  You may even have others outside calling you to come out through that open door.

For some, it is just too hard to keep fighting.  For others, the silence is deafening.  Either way, there is an option on your table that does not need to be an option.

I'm talking about the idea you keep thinking to divorce your husband. 

Stop it.  

Stop chewing on it.  Stop entertaining the idea that it will be better to just leave.  It will not.

That is a LIE.  And we know where lies come from.

Marriage is not easy.  It is never going to be easy.  It will be hard stuff many days. 

But nothing worth having was ever achieved with ease! 

Marriage is no different.  You will have to work at it. 

Work it.

You will have to forgive (a lot)...seventy time seven includes husbands

You will have to give of yourself when you want to be getting for yourself.

God Himself has joined you together!  

No man can separate you!

That covenant lasts until death! 

So if you feel a draft or a breeze in your marriage, it may be that you have left the back door open.

If this is you: 

Shut the back door!