'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
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