The Peace of God

Have you ever told your story without realizing that you just did? Well it sure happened to me I was telling my friend why my parents got divorced one day. I began to go into detail and something happen… I was beginning to talk to my own fear of not having a marriage. Why am I thinking about not getting married? Am I afraid to be in a committed relationship because of what I experience and seen what happen to my parents? From what I remember cheating was an acceptable act in my household apparently. When you weren’t getting what you need in the marriage it was OK to receive it from someone else. The saying goes “what one man or woman won’t do another one will” was real in the flesh. So here I am believing that marriage is beautiful and desirable by God. It is definitely what I want one day. I will never be alone for the rest of my life. However I have realized that I am not ready for marriage yet. There are some underlying issues that I need to address before I can commit myself to a unconditional marriage. I refuse to be broken and have doubts about not have a healthy relationship.

Over the years I have come to know that before you can experience what God has for your life, you must first evaluate yourself. God has called us to be great , to be amazing , to be the best of everything that we do but so many times we ignore those things because of our own self. “I call that having anxiety attacks!” Everyone has their own personal terrorist(enemy) that tells you what ifs? “What if you will never get married?”, “what if you never make it.. you know your parents got divorce…”

However, the enemy is not after your dreams, desires and goals, it is after your peace! The enemy will take anything that will effect your peace.

So I had to question myself, “If peace is the treasure that the terrorist attacks, why do I not value it?”

I knew God was telling me something.. the only thing I knew how to do was lean on God. I went to the source (THE BIBLE)

Philippians 4:6-7;

Do not worry or anxious about anything, but in everything (every circumstance and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your (specific) request known to God. And the peace of God ( peace which reassures that heart, that peace) which transcends ALL understanding, stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Whoa.. this is it! The truth shall set your free. I share this with you all because I know we all worry about our lives. What we have, or don’t have. But God! He wants us to get this and get it good—-

“Understanding what we do have, instead of focusing on what you don’t have is what changes your circumstances.”

I WILL NOT WORRY ANYMORE!

I HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD!

Thank you all for letting me share my thoughts. Now let’s pray.

Father God,

Thank you for your word that is so true and knowledgeable. We ask that you forgive us for worrying and doubting your will for our lives. Help us to be more understanding of what we have and grateful for the peace that has been given to us. We are making our request know to you Father. We want to be better, wiser and teachable. We want our gentleness to be known to all people. Help us Lord. The world needs it. Thank you for gifting us grace. We don’t know where we would be if it wasn’t for your grace. Right now, we rejoice and give you reverence for the things that you have done! We love you today God. We honor you and we give you praise forever and ever!

Amen

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The gift of Sex

Is Sex a gift from God? The answer is yes. Sex was designed by God our creator as a special gift that allows a husband and wife to express oneness in intimate and exclusive love and to share in his plan for procreation (production of offspring). I know you may be wondering;  “Ok. if sexuality is a gift from God how could it possibly be so wrong if you are not married?” that is a good question.  In Genesis 2:18 God says; “it is not good that a man should be alone, I will make him a help meet for him.”  Therefore, sexual drives are the most natural high human bodies can experience. The downfall is that those sexual drives can be destructive when they are uncontrolled or misused.  I’ve learned that any intimate sexual relationship outside of monogamous fidelity within the covenant of marriage is condemned as sexual immorality. The fact that God says a man should not be alone he is simply telling us that he did not create sex for our own  personal satisfaction. When a man and woman come together, a chemical reaction takes place in the human brain. Sex is regulated and purposeful. When God said “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” ( Genesis 2: 24-25) This means having unity between the two. Two souls intertwined to one soul, one bed, and one family to glorify God.  Earlier I mentioned that sex was created for procreation because God says; ” Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth..(Genesis 1:28)” Sex was also created for comfort because by sharing yourself with your spouse it becomes a beautiful satisfaction that is deeper than ever. In Proverbs 5, it talks about God’s view of sex in marriage as being exciting, erotic, intoxication and a loving partnership. WOW, SEX IS DEEPER than you think…..

Yes, it may feel good and all that for a moment but its real topic that becomes misconstrued a lot.!  When I think back at the times I had sexual intercourse I wish I can take every moment back. It only lead to distortion and emptiness in my life. To actually believe that I had romantic nights of passion would be an understatement.  What really transpired was that I became ungodly soul tied to someone and emotional distress.

Can I get all the way real???  Although, the “world” ( social media, coworkers, friends, family members etc,) thinks SEX SALES and it can be exercised as a stress reliever or just because you’ve been dating someone for a long time its cool to have sex.  No, No, No, No and NO. The world says its okay to have sex but according to Romans 12:2; ” Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” As believers we are expected to exercise self-control in overcoming improper sexual impulses by the power of the Holy Spirit.  It’s not going to be easy but there is nothing too hard for God and I believe that it can be done. I’m doing it by faith and work because knowing what I know now, I want to live a life that is pleasing to God. If I can do I know you can too!

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Prayer to God:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please guide my footsteps to take the right path in this life. That I may take every step closer to your will. Walk beside me Oh Lord, and as you will never forsake me, help me to not go astray. Father, break every change that has joined these ungodly soul ties to me. Cleanse my soul Lord. Make me brand new in your sight. I ask that you grant me discernment to recognize these ties that are not like you. I thank you Lord for what you have already done. Have your way in my life.

In Jesus Name Amen.

 

 

ISN’T GOD AWESOME?

God is amazing- for simply who he is. He is amazing for all that he has done for you and he is doing for you now seen and unseen. No matter what your issues are everything will work out for the good because God is with you through it all. It can be very stressful to always worry about  the now-the bills you have to pay,the children you have to take care of, the tasks that you need to accomplish and even the future things you desire. But if you know that God will supply all of your needs- no matter what it is. That’s hope.

That’s the joy that you have to feel inside of you when you know you are going through things.

Read Psalms 27- for encouragement. This will encourage you everyday- read it everyday, write it down and memorize it.

I had to go in the bible to get words of encouragement and strength to keep me going because at times I said to myself that ” I can’t do it anymore and I want to give up” I lost my faith.The reason why we get this way is because we lack feeding our spirit with the word of God. When you really stop doing what you’re doing ; walking your own path, and ask God for his help-that directs you to read his word.

His word can get you through anything and everything. I have been reading the word, highlighting the scriptures and applying it to my life etc.

Here’s a prayer to God:

Father,  we want to say thank you for being the supplier for all our needs. We know that we would not make it without you. We ask that you help us in our time of trouble, help us have more  desire to seek you. more courage and wisdom to get through. We ask that you help us to be patience and wait on your plans for our lives. We just thank you for the words that are in the bible. We thank you for other women that are in our corner to encourage us each and everyday.

In Jesus Name Amen