Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dislike <---> lovE

What if.. All the things you don't like about yourself are there for someone else to love?

God has someone in mind for us, as He did for Adam in the Garden of Eden. I believe He knows exactly what we look for in a significant other and prepares us accordingly. That goes BOTH ways! My guy will have hopes and look for certain qualities in me just as I look for certain things in him.

You may find you don't like certain qualities about yourself, but stop! Don't change them! The one you're meant to be with may love those things about you and, if you changed them, you might not find each other.

It could be something as simple as the color of your eyes, or marks upon your skin; how big or small your feet are or your bra size (or lack there of). *giggle*

You are fearfully and wonderfully made in every way according to God. Psalm 139:14. Trust that you have those feet and the marks upon your skin for a reason.

I confess, there are things about me I wonder about... Not all of them favorably.

For example, when I laugh, sometimes I snort. I don't know how it happens, I just love to laugh and there it is! Instead of despising that part of me and hiding it, I don't worry about it. The guy God has for me might find it adorable. Who knows, perhaps he will need a reason to laugh and it will be the only thing that works. Would I want to deny laughter to someone else because of my own selfishness? Never!

I also have "spots" all over my body. I carry galaxies on my back, I kid you not. But again, instead of being self conscience about them, I imagine my husband connecting the dots to Orion's Belt on my shoulder or finding the Little Dipper on my side.

Next time you size yourself up in the mirror and pinpoint all the things you would rather change, consider how the companion you hope for might view those things. Instead of wishing to change yourself to meet with someone's approval, wait until you find the one who approves whole-heartedly with you just the way you are. Then you can say you really are "soul mates," or that you're "a match made in heaven."

If you don't, it could mean missing the one you're meant to be with for the rest of your life... What if?


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Arranged Marriage

What if.. We are all meant for an arranged marriage?

In Indian culture, arranged marriages have been a big part of their lives since the 4th century. It was used as a means to unite two families. Often times the bride and groom had never seen each other until their wedding day.

We all have a similar destiny, should we accept it. This one stems all the way back to Creation. The Lord Almighty, Creator of the universe and everything herein, made us specifically to be in a relationship with Him. Adam and Eve broke the bridge between that relationship when they sinned but Jesus Christ replaced it with an indestructible one.

We were made to be in a relationship with God. Since the time of our birth, even before then, we were ordained to have that unity with Him. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. But it isn't until we are married -linked to him with an unbreakable bond- that we can truly know Him.

I am married by such an arranged marriage, and knowing the Lord is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Accept your arranged marriage. It will open up a magnificent world.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Mind's Eye

What if... the eye is more than just a means to see?

This tiny part of ourselves is far greater than it appears! It is the doorway to our minds. What we set before it will shape and make us as a hurricane does the land and sea. What you put into it will either help or harm you.

Television puts anything before it without pause or consideration. Children mimic the violence they see on tv. Sex has been tainted by such constant animal imagery, it has stolen the innocence and gentility of not so long ago. Regard and decency are lost to a world consumed with South Park and The Simpson's.

They tell us we are free. Call us a liberated people. What they don't tell you is how you willingly forfeit your freedom at the hands of entertainment, just as Esau gave away his birthright for a simple bowl of stew.

It's not hard. It's actually rather simple.

And it all begins with the eyes.

What are you putting before your eyes and the eyes of those you love? Think about it and know... Guard your eyes like you would your own life. If you don't, the next thing you know, you'll be giving that away, too.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Money Tree

What if... Money really did grow on trees?

What a thought! For lots of us, it would mean peace, security, and freedom from debt. Our country would no longer be in debt either; seems like such a glorious impossibility considering our present condition. Seems like growing money on trees would be a wonderful thing for the most part.

But what about the other part???

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:10

Money growing on trees could become a very big problem. People would want to own or be the only ones to grow all of them; controlling who received it. Lives would be taken just to sit under its promising branches. Chaos would no doubt overthrow the world and scatter the senses of all mankind!

... This doesn't sound so different from the world we live in now, does it? And we don't have money-growing trees. So what's our excuse? I thank God this is only a figure of speech and money does NOT grow on trees. We have enough trouble with the money we do have.