I came across a pamphlet that I had a while ago and decided to reread it. The title is Portrait of a Godly Woman by Anthony T. Evans, Th.D.
Dr. Evans dissects the Proverbs 31 woman. While dissecting the Proverbs 31 woman he gives men clues about choosing their bride. Very informative pamphlet.
After finishing the pamphlet I sat meditating on the nuggets. The Lord reminded me of a time in the past that He asked me if a guy I was hanging out with marriage material. I thought about it and came to the conclusion that he wasn’t because all of his baggage I didn’t want to be entangle with that would cause me more misery than I wanted. So I walked away.
Yesterday I got a clearer revelation of why the Lord asked me that question. It wasn’t just for that relationship but for every time I got involved with a guy that could go further than friendship. The question that should have been in the front of my mind was “is he marriage material”? That doesn’t mean I was looking to marry every guy I went out with. It was so I wouldn’t waste precious time on someone I couldn’t see myself marrying thus possibly missing the right one.
I believe this is not only for women but men also, although I think men do this in some fashion. I’m not saying this has to be the way you do things or cut off friends you like to hang out with because at the end of the day you get to choose who and how you date. But it is something to think about if you don’t want to waste unnecessary time.
Is it possible to love without limits
Is it possible to forgive no matter who’s at fault
Can love be allowed to flood your very being
While joy is your strength as love overflows
Let down all defense and open your heart
Let unconditional love do its part
Don’t lose sight of me
I’m here right where I’ll always be
So you can reach out and touch me,
Caress and hold me
Let the comfort flow that we each enjoy
Love me like you mean it
Don’t treat me like your toy.
Something you can pull out today
And when you’re tired of me you put me away
If that’s what you want to do
I’ll turn and walk away from you.
There comes a time in our lives that we are tempted by something that can change our lives in a way we can never imagine. In some circumstances we can have what I’m going to call a flesh attack. In case you don’t know that is when your flesh demands satisfaction. In that state we forget about the consequences or we just don’t care. A free for all is not necessarily free at all. Someone is going to pay be it one or both involved.
Her future had taken a sudden turn
The flesh got in the way
Never again would she be
The carefree teen she was yesterday
A decision that never crossed her mind
Had been made for her
The secret fun she enjoyed
Had gone a bit too far
She wondered as tears
Streamed down her face
How could this happen to me
No more will life be carefree
When she shared the news with him
He turned and walked away
Hadn’t seen or heard from him
Since that dreaded day
The unexpected bundle of joy
Had made his way
The pain and push
Is here to stay
Where is the joy that abounds
Blank face and stony heart
Cold eyes starring into space
No connection to be found
Detached from the start
Once I heard someone tell what an eagle goes through when they are being transformed. It’s seems like they are being remodeled; being taken down to the studs. Just like a house being remodeled they look like a mess. I wonder if they even know what they shall be when it is all done. When their remodel is complete they get to test their new wings. I’m sure they have better wings, more powerful wings that will help them soar higher to the highest heights. I’m going to soar as high as I can go to heights unknown to me on a new path with my wings of new life.
The day has come to test my wings
To fly away and begin again
A new adventure in my life
Where I’ve not been before
I maintain control
Up and down
With my wings I soar
Peering through keen eyes
Looking for my place
Where I am to be
To start anew
Can’t return to the place of old
It was temporary
Has grown cold
I don’t fit there anymore
Taking a deep breath and letting go
Using my wings of new life
There are times in our lives that we have no clue where we are or where we are going. Some times we are transitioning out of an old season into a new season of our lives. We don’t know what that is going to look like or feel like. We just don’t know what to expect. Yet somehow we get on the right path, anxiety wanes and our confidence returns.
Today I happen to know my destination for this weekend. I don’t know how to get there but I’m riding with friends that do. I know my purpose for going but don’t know the end results. I do know what I’d like them to be. So although I don’t have all the answers to my inner questions for this weekend I’ve decided I’m just going to have fun and enjoy hanging out with my friends. So bowling tournament here I come.
I wish I knew where I was going
I can’t remember where I’ve been
I know it’s been a long long journey
But can’t tell the beginning from the end
Will I ever get to where I’m going
Will it be like what I see in my head
A timeless journey where love abounds
Love has no beginning or end
I wish I knew how things would go
To know the steps that I will take
To get to the end where I’m going
From the place I will begin
Today I went to the Post Office to purchase postage stamps. As always I was asked which stamps I wanted. I looked at the samples and was surprised to see one of my favorite entertainers from times past-Marvin Gaye.
I remember not too long before his life was taken I won tickets to see him in concert through a radio station give away. My seats were wonderful. There were seats in front of me blocking my view. I could actually see what was going on. He gave an awesome performance that evening. It was a real treat for me.