Complaints or Compliments?

“Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased… David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. He brought their foreskins and presented the full number to the king so that he might become the king’s son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.”  1 Samuel 18:19-21

As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart. When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:15-27

David fought a very dangerous and severe war, in order to secure the hand of Michal his bride. Finally, he got her but it appeared their souls were not united in the same mission. Talk of ‘unequal yoking’. The bible said that when David brought home the ‘Ark of the Covenant of the Lord with singing, rejoicing and DANCING, Michal looked from the window in the Palace and despised him in her heart. What had changed from the first bible verse in this blog, which stated that Michal loved David. I believe Michal’s was a selfish, fleshly and soulish kind of love. This is the kind of love permeating our society these days that has no lasting and enduring quality. It leaves the bearer and the recipient empty and hungry.

Make sure the one you plan on being joined to; does not just love you but loves God!

Add a comment March 10, 2012

A judge called Debbie

“The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.” Judges 5:7

There was trouble in Israel, the people of God were being oppressed and they were scared. God raised up a female judge to not only judge the people (settle their issues), but to be an encouragement to the men as they went in to battle. She prophesied, she empowered and she encouraged. In the end God will bring the victory to Israel through a housewife. A godly housewife not a desperate or a supposedly real one. What is God calling you to do today? Arise in the power of His might and fulfill your call. Don’t let your gender, age or weakness hold you back.

Add a comment June 21, 2011

Hopeful Harlot

“Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim.’ Go, look over the land,’ he said, ‘especially Jericho.’ So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.” Joshua 2:1-3

Rahab was a prostitute, the Bible never minced words about that. She heard that some of God’s people were in trouble, and offered to help and protect them from being killed. In return, they offered her and her family protection and ‘political asylum’ in God’s country: Israel. Shortly after coming to Israel, a wealthy man, made an honest woman out of her and married her. Today, she is part of the messianic heritage; a great, great grand mother of Christ Jesus our Lord. No matter what your past drama entails, if you come honestly and with a humble heart; God will grant incredible redemption.

Do not connive, concoct or create a devil worthy scenario. Come as you are, Christ is willing and able.

Add a comment January 28, 2012

Highly Honored

“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you'”. Luke 1:28 (NIV)

Mary the mother of Jesus; the woman who birth God in flesh! We have just come fresh out of Christmas, and still swooning from our gifts or lack thereof. Hopefully we did not miss the reason for this incredibly holy and beautiful season.

A young devout virgin girl, who was bethroted to a man named Joseph would receive an unexpected visit from heaven. This visit would not only change her life as she knows it forever, but would alter mankind permanently. A random thought, a heavenly messenger and a divine call would automatically upgrade this simple girl to the greatest woman who ever lived.

The Bible tells us that after the angel relates to Mary what was about to go down; she humbly accepted (probably bowed down to worship immediately) and with the following statement laid her life down as a living sacrifice.

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.” Luke 1:38

How about you young (or not so young) lady? Do you feel that your youth or leisure is time to ‘shake what you suppose your mama gave you?’   Let us be like Mary today; yielded, available and willing…

Add a comment January 12, 2012

Deceitful Damsel

“So Delilah said to Samson, ‘Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.”  Judges 16:6

Delilah was a woman who used her personal charm to lure a man to his spiritual and physical death; that man was her husband Samson. Ironically, the name Delilah means ‘delicate’ or ‘dainty’ and all her deeds were anything but. This woman was a heartless wife who wrecked the life of a mighty man because he trusted in her. He actually had no business with a woman/temptress like that; but that is not what this blog-site is all about. For bribe offered by outsiders, this woman lulled her husband to a deep sleep and betrayed him at his most vulnerable state. May this type of heart or imagination not be found in us as godly women.

Add a comment August 9, 2011

Eternal Life

“A few men became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.” Acts 17:34 (NIV)

Paul stood up in the midst of the Athenians (Men of Athens) and preached about the true God. ‘The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands… For in Him we live and move and have our being.’  The Athenians had an altar with the inscription: ‘to an unknown god‘. Now here was a servant of God to make known to them what they did not know previously; and they mocked him in the subsequent verses. Then there was Damaris and the others that believed and received Eternal life. How about you, are mocking or are you believing?

Add a comment August 2, 2011

Healthy Hospitality

“As Jesus and His disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him”. Luke 10:38 (NIV)

Martha did something noble and great; she opened her home to Jesus and his disciples and served them. As a traveling troupe, they needed the rest and refreshment that Martha provided. But Martha got stuck with the provision, and forgot to take the time to spend with her guests. I can almost hear her rambling on, banging the pots and pans together in tired frustration, and blaming everyone for her exhaustion. Hospitality is all good and well; but plan yourself accordingly so that you will have time to rest and fellowship. Otherwise you will become tired and resentful, leaving you guests guilt-laden and uncomfortable.

Add a comment July 29, 2011

Love’s Longevity

“So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.”  Genesis 29:20

Laban agreed to give Jacob the woman he loved (Rachel) for a wife; after he (Jacob) had served for seven years. At the end of that seven years, Laban deceived him and gave him her older sister instead.  Jacob was very hurt; but he agreed to the second deal. He had to work for another seven years for Rachel ‘his beloved’. He toiled bravely on, true love enabling him to persevere until Rachel was his. Ever heard anything nobler? My dear friend let love find you; no matter how long it takes, then it will be willing to do what is required. Know who loves you; and let them ‘come correct’. You sure are worth it!

1 comment July 20, 2011

Jezebel – ‘The She Devil’

“Jezebel his wife said, ‘Is this how you act as King over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I ‘ll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”  1 King 21:7

This heartless bossy woman was known for her bloody history: when she ordered that all God’s prophet’s be murdered. Although she was the daughter of an idol worshipping King, she acted any thing but noble. She was so power-hungry she controlled everything and in the end destroyed herself and her household. We are to remain in our places as wives, mothers, sisters and girlfriends. Trying to control everything and everyone renders us angry, ugly and alone and sometimes stone-cold dead!

Add a comment July 18, 2011

Fools Gold

“And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil: For the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.”  1 Samuel 25:39

Abigail was married to Nabal (his name means fool); so you can imagine how that went. She did not try to divorce or kill him. She prayed and trusted God. Because she was a praying woman, she recognized a man of God: David, when he came along. She respected and helped David and his men. Subsequently and inevitably; the bible says God killed Nabal. His time of foolishness was up. David the future King of Israel married Abigail. How is that for praying yourself into ‘Queendom’. Let us get on our knees ladies!

Add a comment July 8, 2011

Romance 101

“So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, The Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son.”  Ruth 4:13

Did you know that God is the original Author of romance? Just because the fairies told a tall tale and Hollywood reformed love to fit their pockets and the times, does not mean that God is against romance. When done in the right sequence, the right way which are both God’s way, romance is fulfilling, protective, productive and honoring. So boy meets girl, boy marries girl, the marriage is consummated and God pours out a blessing… Not bad eh?

Add a comment July 3, 2011
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