'Through Him, therefore, 
let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, 
which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. 
Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], 
for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God. '

Hebrews 13:15-16 AMP

Grace to you and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for stopping by

I went to Green Park to pay respect: I joined in the madness this week

My walking path is now a queue for people going to view HM Queen Elizabeth II.
It lovely to walk past the line of people
Talking and making friends I hear in the News
But I am not standing for six hours

It is hard not to get in the spirit of togetherness and love 
It has surprised me, as I listened to tributes 
My heart warms to her family and friends and the nation 
Especially the family as they have to mourn in public
And also in private  

So many changes have happened in the UK 
New PM and also New King (God Save The King)

As our church comes together in this morning this week to pray and fast (pure coincidence) 
We prayed for the Leaders around the world and our nation 
It is always good to pray for our leaders 

Take time out to give thanks for your leaders and to pray for the wisdom of God in their lives.  
It is very important to pray for our leaders - God fearing leaders.

As I also continued to look at Paul sitting writing his letter to the Corinth in response to what he read. And this week was about marriages I am reminded and inspired by 1 Corinthians 7

As I started to read, I had to repent for my  thinking 

About myself and not seeing it as God wants me to see it 

I learned a little about marriages as Paul reminded me that he was not married when he wrote the letter doesn’t mean he cannot talk about it. 

Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife and let each woman have their own husband (in verse 2)

Sex should never be a weapon. From the creation of the world, we see that God cares about relationships. He created Adam and then He saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone. 

That was the first time God said it was not good 

But Adam did go through a period of singleness 

The creation is poetry 
In the beginning God created the world and all that is in it 
To everything there is a season 
A time to mourn
And a time to dance 

As Adam dance at the sight of the woman 
He was awe and wonder and the creator 
As he looked at the creation 
He was in amazement though not profond 
But was enough  

Bones of my bones 
Flesh of my flesh
She shall be called woman 
Because she was taken out of Man

And now they will become one flesh 
And they were both naked 
The man and his wife were not ashamed 
For they walked with the Lord 
Where can they go from the spirit of the Lord 
The darkness cannot hide them from the Lord
The night shines brightly as day

The Lord our God has formed all the inner parts 
We will praise the Lord together and individually 
For I am fearfully and wonderfully made 
Marvellous are the works of the Lord 

Our frame are not hidden from Him 
We will be intentional with each other 
We will spend quality times together 
We will learn the Love language of each other 

My love do not deprive me 
My love do not cheat on me 
My love do not withhold affection from me 
Let us not open the door to temptation 

Let not forget that before anyone got married – singleness was first

But if they cannot expertise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion (in verse 7)

Marriage is a legitimate refuge from sexually immorality 
One must never think that running from lust of the flesh will solve the problem
If you have a problem with lust of the flesh, marriage is not the place to fix it, instead you bring the problem with you and it still needs to be dealt with.
The heat that Paul says, in my own understanding 
This is not about normal sexual tension 
This is about heat of flame that burns in you

I sleep, but my heart is awake
It is the voice of my love
He knocks calling my name 
My love, my perfect one
I opened the door for my love
But my love had turned away and was gone
My heart rejoices when he speaks 
I charge you my friends 
If you find my love
Tell him that I am lovesick!

It is good to be single only if that is your gifts 
It is a gift from God to be single
And also it is gift to be married
Both are legitimate and gifts that the Grace of God helps us to walk in 
Wherever you find yourself, single or married 
LOVE comes from God 
It makes me smile when I think about love 
It is good to be loved and to love 
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

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