What’s Going On

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.

ARE YOU READY

Are you Ready? Ready for what, you say. Marriage when Father God releases your husband to find you or your wife to be found. When the time comes will you be ready? You might be saying what do you mean be ready? 

Have you considered what you are about to commit to when the marriage proposal is at hand? Do you realize your life won’t be solely about you. When you make plans there is another person to consider. Your decisions are plural, not singular any more. These are just a few things to think about.

Marriage is a covenant. It is a serious commitment. It is more than planning the most elaborate  wedding of the century and going on the honeymoon of a lifetime. Spending your last dime on a house bigger than you can afford does not make for a great marriage. After all of that then you may be saddled with a lot of debt unless you’ve been saving for years. If you’re not careful that debt load can become a problem in your new marriage. There have been many divorces over money problems.

Entering into a covenant is when you are so connected to a person that death will be the only parting factor between the two of you. You are willing to take the back seat and relinquish what you want for what the other person desires. It’s just like when Jesus died for us to redeem us back to God. Marriage covenant should be just like the covenant God has with His people. He is with them through the good and the bad. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 (NIV)

Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonors others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophesies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

In Ephesians 5:33 (ESV), Paul writes, “let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Are you willing and ready to love someone with the everlasting love of 1 Corinthians 13? Can you see yourself committing to someone until death parts you? Now is the time to seek the Lord and be ready with an answer.

The Feast Of Trumpets

The first of the Fall Feasts of the Lord 2017 started at sundown September 20 through September 21. It’s called Feast Of Trumpets. It is called Yom T’rooah in Hebrew. It is also known as Rosh Hashanah, Head of the Year, and is celebrated as the Jewish New Year.

The blowing of the Shofar announces God’s Manifest Presence.

Exodus 19:13; Leviticus 23; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

In the picture above of the apple and honey represent God’s provision and sweetness that He will manifest to us in the coming year.

Blessings as you celebrate and feast with the Lord!

#atozchallenge – Zero

ZERO

Thirty days of April is when we accept the challenge

To write our very best though some days it’s hard

Many have a plan and others take each day as it comes

No matter the struggle we’re having fun

Every day the challenge is staring you in your face

You may get behind but don’t give up on the race

Wondering how can I get through this

So many things on my plate

Some how there is grace

Although they might be posted late

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the race

To complete your commitment

The A to Z challenge

Twenty-six out of a thirty-day pace

The next day is Zero

Though it is number one

Congrats to all the A to Z Challengers#

#atozchallenge – The Way You Do The Things You Do

The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations

You got a smile so bright

You know you could have been a candle
I’m holding you so tight
You know you could have been a handle
The way you swept me off my feet
You know you could’ve been a broom
The way you smell so sweet
You know you could’ve been some perfume

Well you could’ve been anything that you wanted to
And I can tell
The way you do the things you do, ah baby (the way you do the thing you do, the way you do the things you do)

As pretty as you are
You know you could’ve been a flower
If good looks were minutes
You know that you could be an hour
The way you stole my heart
You know you could have been a crook
And baby your so smart
You know you could have been a school book

Well you could’ve been anything that you wanted to
And I can tell
The way you do the things you do, ah baby (the way you do the thing you do, the way you do the things you do)

You make my life so rich
You know you could’ve been some money
And baby you’re so sweet
You know you could have been some honey

Well you could’ve been anything that you wanted to
And I can tell
The way you do the things you do, ah baby (the way you do the thing you do, the way you do the things you do)

You really swept me off my feet (the way you do the things you do)
You made my life complete (the way you do the things you do)
You made my life so bright (the way you do the things you do)
You made me feel alright (the way you do the things you do)
You make me feel alright (the way you do the things you do)

This guy must really like the girl he’s singing to because he’s running it down to her.

#atozchallenge – Release the Angels

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Release the Angels

  Meredith Mauldin

Release the angels

at the sound of

the sound of your praise

Release the angel

to guide us into all of your ways

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your throne

Release the angels

To make ready the way of the King

Release the angels

To fight in the battle unseen

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Let your praise ring up to the sky

Heavens open up wide

I’ll praise Your name

Let the angels fly

Release the angels

To make ready the way of the King

Release the angels

To fight in the battle unseen

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Thank you Lord for releasing the Angels to war on our behalf.

 

#atozchallenge – Love

Love

How does one fall in love? Is it like falling in a creek? If it is, then maybe you can get out of it and go on your way.

Could love be a decision? You decide to love through thick and thin, good and bad.

A friend was in love with an older man but didn’t realize it until someone asked her. She enjoyed his company when they went on dates. Realizing her love for him, she said she was willing to push him around in a wheelchair if he needed one. The relations didn’t last because he broke it off. Her love for him didn’t immediately disappear because he broke it off. Time healed her broken heart.

Love is one of those things that have many definitions and causes many experiences.

I am very thankful that God’s love for me is steadfast, unmovable and everlasting.