Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Wonderful Wife

Genesis 2:18 - And the Lord God said, it is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Proverbs 18:22 - Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14 - House and riches are the inheritance of father: and prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 12:4a - A virtuous woman is crown to her husband

Proverbs 31:10 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

     All of these verses and many more talk about wonderful, strong women, who love Jesus and their husbands. These are the characteristics of a good woman that makes a great wife.

     Let's take a look at those words in Genesis, help meet.  In the original Hebrew the word meet means succor, Succor means one who helps in a difficult situation.

     Now what is amazing to me is that when Eve was created from Adam, God used the words one who helps in a difficult situation.  There was no difficulty in the beginning. Everything was perfect.  They had everything they needed.  Food, clothing, shelter, wonderful weather, everything.  So why would God use these words.  He knew what was going to happen, and even though she was created in perfection, he was thinking of all of the future husbands that would need a help meet.

    This is so amazing that he was thinking of us, even in our degenerated state, that he would create something so wonderful, and so splendid, as a wife.

     Men, if you have a virtuous woman, as I have been blessed of God with, count your treasure, not your blessings, your treasure.  Your bountiful blessings.  Your riches in life.  Because God said that her price is far above rubies.  He created her her for us hardened, stubborn, self thinking men, to help us through one specific difficult situation; LIFE.

     Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful, virtuous women out there, who love the Lord and who have chosen to submit yourselves to your husbands and be there help meet.

    Heavenly Father, I come to you today in prayer, to think you for my wonderful wife.  You have provided me a treasure.  One which I cannot count or measure.  Her love for me keeps me going each day.  Her support of me gets me through stressful times.  And her love you reminds me that I cannot do everything myself, even when my stubborn man brain says that I can.  Thank you so much Dear Jesus for a virtuous woman, for a prudent wife.  For my help meet.  AMEN.

     Thank God for your wives gentlemen, because if you have found one, you have found the favour of the Lord.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Enjoy Your Meat

1 Timothy 4:1-3
1) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3) Forbidding to marry, and COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

      Vegetarianism, while good for some because of medical reasons, is not a healthy diet for all.  The liberal left would have you believe that hurting animals and enjoying meat is wrong.  THEY ARE WRONG.

      Paul states to Timothy that this is a sign of the latter times.  It is a sign of the end times.  It is not about healthy or unhealthy to the them, the left, the socialists.  It is about control.  It is about totalitarianism.  They want to hold your life in their hands and make you worship them and their agenda.

     Moderation is also necessary.  The Bible speaks of gluttony: Proverbs 23:21 states "For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. But just as the meat of the Word helps us grow spiritually, so does the meat of animals helps us grow physically.

     So enjoy your meat.  Have your protein.  Your body and your brain need it. And God gave us every moving thing that liveth (Genesis 9:3) as our meat.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Think about the Pauses

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you.


Have you ever thought about the commas. Ask, seek, knock,. Waiting means faith. If you ask you have to wait on an answer, if you are seeking you have to wait until you find, if you knock you have to wait for someone to open. 


Jesus will answer, He will show, He will open. We just have to be willing to submit to his time table.


Think about the pauses in God's Word.  Think about the commas.


WAITING


Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
I rave no more 'gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.

I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.

Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my bark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.

What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.

The waters know their own and draw
The brook that springs in yonder height;
So flows the good with equal law
Unto the soul of pure delight.

The stars come nightly to the sky;
The tidal wave unto the sea;
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.

-John Burroughs

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rest in the Lord

Psalms 37:7a  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:

Rest. We think of it as sitting at home, in our living room, or maybe in our bedroom taking a nap or sleeping for the night.  Here, the Hebrew word used is damam (daw-mam') it means to be astonished to the point of stopping.  We should be so amazed at the power of the Lord that we stop, with our mouths open, amazed and we sit down.

You've seen the scenes in TV shows or movies, the husband hears for the first time that he is going to be a father and he stops, mouth dropped open, taking his hat off and he just plops down on the edge of the bed.
This is how we should feel about the power of God the father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We should be so amazed at their power and blessings that we just stop in our tracks, looking at them and we just sit down and we wait patiently.  We wait for the Lord's time table, not our own. We should remember all of the blessings of the Lord that we have already received and be astonished; astonished that we have forgotten and astonished that we are so special to Jesus that he is willing to give us more blessings. As long as we wait on him.

This will allow us the rest that we need to continue once God has provided us with an answer, or a direction.

Jesus I am Resting, Resting

Jesus I am resting, resting,
In the Joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

O. how great Thy lovingkindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O. how marvelous thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.
-Jean Pigott