We Belong:  A Part of His Body

Oh, I get it.  I get the liberal.  They have “atomistic” thinking.  Hear me out.  They don’t believe they are whole within a society.  They believe their whole societal concern is within themselves.

If I were not a Christian, I would be a tree-hugging liberal who would believe we are all individual and unique and we should just focus on that.  I would probably be asocial.  Some of it has to do with being hurt by institutions like family, school, church, and even the closest of friends.  Sometimes it’s safer to not lean on anyone else, but ourselves.

But, I thank God I am a Christian, and God will not let me be alone.  He has told us we are part of His body.  We are not the whole body, just a part.  That takes humility and dependecy.  We need others in this life.  We need God above all.

But, this is the pain of this generation. They lack moms and dads committed in marriage. So, many have learned to trust in nobody else, but themselves.  The idea of God being Lord through Jesus Christ means they have to let go of their personal power which is the one safe thing they KNOW they can depend on. 

Oh, we need to pray.  God wants to heal our society, community, our churches, families, marriages.  God cares about our part in His whole picture.  He created us in community. In Christ, we are His body.  He has more He wants to be in His body.  He died for us ALL, after all. ❤

So.. Yeah.  I got this whole revelation by looking up the word “atomization” today in my reading because I didn’t understand how that scientic word would fit politics.  But, I get it now.  And, it burdens me to pray for this generation, causes me to praise God for placing me in His body, and I look forward to how He will set this girl in His beautiful plan someday to understand the fullness of what marriage and family means.  Jesus heals.  There is HOPE for ALL OF US IN OUR NATION!!!!!!!! ❤

The whole body depends on Christ. And all the parts of the body are joined and held together. Each part of the body does its own work. And this makes the whole body grow and be strong with love.

Ephesians 4:16

Singleness in Christ

​When I was in college, I went through a season where I was so afraid of God asking me to be single my whole life.  

I now realize such a question regarding singleness is not something to fear but honestly assess before the Lord.  Does Jesus want me all to Himself?  Is it God’s will for me to never marry?  I never really talked about this, afraid that lifetime singleness might happen if I gave voice to the possibility.  Lol.

But, today I am no longer afraid of WHATEVER God has planned.  Marriage or no marriage, it is no longer my idol or hope.  Jesus is.  I believe if God wants me single my whole life He will keep me and sustain me, and He will use my life for His glory.  I also believe if God wants me to marry, He will provide a man after His heart who will understand the call of marriage and submit to Christ with his whole life and love me with Jesus’ passionate, real, holy, pure love all the days of our lives.  

All I know is that I have incredible peace now.  I truly believe God knows what’s best for me in this area, and I am submitted to His best.  Freedom from fear happens when we really know His love for us.  Nothing on earth compares with God’s Love and His Presence.  He is so real!!!  He fills our lives with His good gifts taylored just for us!!!  Loving Him back is such an honor. ❤

My “Spoken For” Ring

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This early winter, I found myself wanting a new purity ring.  Over Thanksgiving, I went looking for a ring, but I never found one.  Instead, at the end of Thanksgiving break, I ended up buying 5 costume rings that looked pretty, but weren’t real.

One of the reasons why I wanted a ring, was because it seemed like lately, guys were starting to take interest in me, and someone was even trying to set me up.  I wanted something on my hand that would tell them that I’m taken. The current purity ring I had, had a heart that fell out. This time around, I wanted something that would look like a wedding ring of sorts, something serious that would send a message to the guys that I’m not interested in dating anyone.

I know it seems crazy that I believe I will marry, and yet I want to send off a signal that I’m not available to date…

But, that’s just it.  I’m not interested in dating.  I have known since I was 16 that if I marry, I will marry a man God brings into my life, a husband of His promise.  Our meeting, engagement, and marriage will all be divinely orchestrated by the Holy Spirit.  Unless the Lord builds my house, I have no reason to do so because it would be in vain. So, either God Himself will bring His promise, purpose and will in my life with HIS choice of a husband, or I will remain single for the rest of my life.  Both options comfort me because my heart wants God’s will and His Presence always above all, and my heart is already taken by Jesus first.

So, tonight, when I opened up my present from my brother’s family, I was blown away…speechless.  My brother’s  words after I unwrapped the ring was, “This will keep the guys away until it’s time.”  My sister-in-law hugged me and told me that God had put on her heart to get me a ring.  I could only cry, while trying to say thanks, still in shock.

Later, when I was trying to think of what to name my special ring – was it a purity ring? Promise ring? Family ring?  My brother called it my “Spoken For” ring.  Yes.  It is fitting.  First and foremost, I am spoken for by my Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the whole reason why I wanted a new ring anyway. I love my relationship with Christ.  It’s real, lifechanging, adventurous, and full of life, love, and peace.  What I have with Him is covenant.  Knowing that, I know I’m entirely spoken for, as He has my heart forever.

I’m also convinced that if God ever wants me to marry, there will be an amazing man of God He will bring my way who will understand covenant in Him, as he will have his own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Yes, I believe that if I’m to marry, God has already decided at the foundation of the world whom He will allow to be my husband. Therefore, “spoken for” fits, because the man I marry will be God’s choice.

Yes, in Christ, I’m already taken, I’m already spoken for.  ♡

Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.
Isaiah 34:16

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