A wife is not meant to have to compete against everything she’s been competing against to win her own husband’s affections and attention day after day.
I am sick of worshiping other gods. And the sneaky trick of the enemy was that I didn’t even know I was doing it.
Some of these other gods I think we all have been worshiping. We don’t mean to. We have probably created and worshiped more of them than any of us can count.
Divorce is not the biggest most evil issue in the Bible but in this culture we’ve made the Marriage Certificate a god we worship with more reverence than almost anything else.
If someone is to cherish his wife “as Jesus loves the Church,” then how would that be measured? The wife would have some sort of feeling of being cherished, would she not?
Also a husband is to leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. Many don’t. The secret will be discovered. The wife ends up eventually finding out she’s been the other woman; probably in many ways.
It didn’t even occur to me how silly it was to be crying about Easter dresses.
This world has brainwashed us for so very long that we actually start to buy into what it’s selling and we don’t even know it. What an awful trick!
Can you believe it?
I actually spent tears because I didn’t budget money that month to buy new Easter dresses for my kids.
What is probably even more frustrating is that I didn’t even realize it til a few years later just how silly this was and that I’d bought into another culture-says-this-matters-but-it-doesn’t thing.
The truth is WHO CARES?! It does not matter if we have new clothes, old clothes, or borrowed clothes!
This world has us so mixed up about what is important and what isn’t!
What matters is: JESUS IS ALIVE! Death could not even hold Him!
He died on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be redeemed and live in Heaven forEVER, and now He lives and I was focused on a piece of fabric because the world has made us think we need to buy new clothes for Easter…
…Talk about being distracted!
OH, God, please forgive me!
I guess satan has quite a few laughs at our expense. We do some silly stuff in the name of tradition.
Tradition is not to be our God.
Let’s not laugh at each other anymore. We’ve all been deceived in some way. Let’s help pick each other up and dust the world off.
I read so much and hear differing opinions on many things – ESPECIALLY since being online for the last 10 months. It’s a strange world. Not being on social media until I was 44 has let me see the internet in a way many may not see it if they’ve been “more social” for 20 years. I wasn’t online because I was afraid because of stuff that happened in my life when I was younger (and that story is found in other places here and I’ll write more as God leads me to write.)
It’s not like I didn’t know HOW to be online. I just wasn’t.
Something I’ve noticed – People just get SO offended and SO very easily!
People (yes, even grown ups) seem to get so offended when others don’t like the same traditions or if others ask the question, “WHY do people do this?” Culture? Bible? Is this going to matter in 50 years?
God made us each different and this is how He chose to create us. He could have done things any way He wanted to and He made us this way. So being different is okay and having different opinions is okay.
It is even okay to TALK about our differences WITHOUT getting offended.
If God decided to make us different ON PURPOSE, then why do we take it upon ourselves to treat others as if what they say does not matter? Why do we huff and puff and “unfriend” people?
Please stop this. It’s what the enemy wants for us. Are we not divided enough without getting offended at the very nature of who we are? We are different and that is a God thing.
– Check this out.
I like you and I like your heart.
Let’s be friends. We have so much in common.
Wait. Did I hear someone say you don’t like cheese?! I can’t EVEN understand why you don’t like cheese! This is a deal breaker. I’ve gotta go.
What?! What just happened here? Please stop!
We get offended over some silly stuff in this life, do we not?
People are interesting and nobody – NOBODY – you meet is going to like every same thing as you do and it’s STILL okay to like them and talk with them (and not talk behind their backs.)
God, please turn us back to You and remind us what this is all really about here because You see the stuff we argue about that does not matter tomorrow. Please heal this place. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
[NOTE: I’m not talking about Jesus differences. Jesus is THE WAY. I know people have other opinions and I will just keep sharing what He’s done in my life. We each have free choice to choose Him or not. In this blog post I’m talking about stuff like cheese and sports and everything ELSE in this life.] #unashamed