Wait for the Man Who Preaches the Gospel to You

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  By: Raegan Thornhill, blogger at Delight in Him I wish I could go back to when I was dating and just scream. Scream at myself for not seeing how detrimental it was to be dating a man who wasn’t invested in the Lord, and his goal was not to lead or protect me, but to selfishly get what he came for, whatever that may have been, and then leave. Ladies, I’m going to say this as bluntly as I can: if the man you are dating is not a Christian, he is not the man for you. Trust me, I get it. I’ve made up these excuses numerous times to why I should keep dating guys who were not leading me in the right direction. “He says He’s a Christian.” “He has a favorite Bible verse.” “He goes to church.” I would compromise my beliefs in order to have a temporary comfort. My flesh was saying, “This guy is showing interest in you… What’s dating him going to hurt?” I got wrapped up in relationships and feelings when I knew the end of the road was near, and there was no commitment heading toward marriage. I may have thought I “loved” them, but the reality is, my heart was in the wrong place. You cannot know love without knowing Christ. So, ladies, let me say this: if he says he loves you, but he doesn’t know Christ, if Christ is not his first love, then he is deceiving you. It might be a worldly love, but it will never compare to Christ’s love, which is given to us through Him and only Him. “But I’m so comfortable when I’m with him.” “He makes me laugh, and we have a good time when we are together.” “He makes me so happy.” Those are all great things, and they definitely come along with loving someone. But I can guarantee you will find all of those things with about 1,000 other people in this world. That might be love on the world’s standards, but not on Christ’s standards. Because in a few weeks, months, and years after you’ve been married, there will be times when he doesn’t make you happy, when you don’t really want to be around him, and when your days are long and you just feel like giving up. What then? You have to choose to love him. Choose…

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Are You Operating on God’s Timetable or Your Own?

I feel this on my heart for someone. Precious daughter of God, STOP looking at every man who looks your way as your potential Boaz. You are worth so much more, and you will NOT have to force what is sent by God. I’m going to repeat that last part, you will NOT have to force what is God sent. Instead, dig deeper into the love God has for you, begin building a relationship with Jesus and stop stressing over finding a partner. Most importantly, don’t put God on a timetable.

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6 Things To Remember When Life Gets Gloomy

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By: Dhang Magracia, blogger at Dhang’s Diaries We all have our trying moments in life. There are days when we feel like everything is falling apart and that God is not listening to our prayers. Sometimes, we might even find ourselves asking Him why do bad things happen to good people? If he has chosen us to be his children, why are we struggling with pain, sickness, and lost? If you’re feeling any of these right now, here’s what God wants you to know:

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Thank God Even When Its Hard

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By: Dhang Magracia Sometimes it’s difficult to smile and thank God when something is not going right in our lives. It’s hard to pretend that you’re happy when you are broke, jobless, lost, and broken-hearted. Reality is, we only know and appreciate His goodness when things are going our way. It’s not easy to thank Him when the road gets bumpy and you don’t understand what’s happening. But when the storm is over, you’ll realize that it was Him who helped you get through it all.

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Why and How to Pray for Your Future Spouse

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I wish I had the exact words to express the essentiality of praying for your future spouse. If there is ONE thing I could pass along to you right now in your season of singleness, male or female, it’s this; make a habit out of praying for your future partner. Your future husband/wife needs your prayers. So many men and women ask me, “How can I prepare for my future partner?” And my number one response every time will be to start praying for them.

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The Battle is Not Yours, But God’s

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By: Tatum Lee Louw “Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, ‘A vast army is coming against you from Edom from the other side of the Dead sea. It is already in En Gedi. Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah”. (2 Chronicles 20:2-3) Jehoshaphat just received news that an army was coming up against him, in fact this army was already on their way to wage war against Jehoshaphat. He did not ask for this fight or cultivate this trouble, but it is was still coming his way. Imagine the fear and anxiety that fell upon him, hearing this news. One man against an army of soldiers, all in ambitious pursuit to defeat him.

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Before You Choose A Life Partner, Read This

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Do you ever just have a dream that you know is from God? The other night I had a spiritual dream that has lingered with me these last few days and I feel like it was for you, the person reading this. In my dream, (I was observing from afar) I was watching individuals choose their partner, but it wasn’t just for their wedding day, they were choosing a partner to go to battle with. In my dream these couples trained together, took advice from their elders, were attending counseling together, and preparing for not only marriage but for war.

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What It Really Means to Be a “Christian”

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By Preston Sprinkle,  **This article  captures the gist of Preston’s book Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for us, CLICK HERE to get your copy today!**   Christian subcultures are an entertaining phenomenon. Multiple brands of Christianity claim the same Lord and read the same Bible, and yet they promote a set of values sometimes as different as apples and orangutans. I once heard a story about a Christian woman from the East Coast who confronted a West Coast youth-pastor, who allowed “mixed bathing” at youth events. “I can’t believe any so-called Christian leader would allow boys and girls to swim together!” She expressed her concern, all the while puffing on a cigarette. The youth pastor couldn’t help but smile, speechless at the irony.

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A Christian Mom’s View on Beauty & the Beast

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By: Deon Sexton, Blogger at Deliberately Deon   My daughter and I went to see Beauty and the Beast yesterday. It was everything I hoped it would be! This morning on the way to church I started singing a song from the movie…”There’s something sweet, and almost kind, but he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined. And now he’s dear, and so unsure…I wonder why I didn’t see it there before?” My nine year old daughter, London, sat silent beside me for a few seconds and then she said, “I just realized that almost all Disney movies have a lesson in them.”

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4 Steps to Getting Over the Worst Breakup and Moving Forward

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 By: Marcee Woodard~Blogger at Preparing to Love The agony of heartache. The torture of memories playing over and over in your head. The wasted money spent on gifts that you’ll never get back. Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it’s downright necessary. For the sake of sanity, you have to choose to be single and happy rather than being in an emotionally draining relationship that robs you of sleep, peace, money and cookies.

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