i woke up knowing that i needed to pray for my ex, but i didn’t really know why. come to find out, he’s leaving for the marines today. they changed his date yesterday and now he’s headed out to san diego for the next 4 months. i’m not sure exactly how i feel about that. i kinda miss him a lot, so i’m not sure if i should be happy or sad. he’ll be closer to me, which is awesome, but do i even want to see him? hmm…
just please pray for him. he needs encouragement, peace, and strength as he enters the next season of his life.
i’m pretty dang excited. i don’t know really what to do though…i think i wanna go lighter with carmel highlights, but i don’t want to spend a whole bunch of money…i was also thinking of putting in a dark red tint but i think i’m going to wait till winter to do that…any suggestions?
(True) Christian guys dont care about your hair being perfect. We don’t care if you shop at Urban Outfitters, or Hollister. We don’t care if you have big boobs, or a tight butt. We don’t care if you’re popular, or if you can text from the time you wake up, to the time you can go to sleep. Let me…
this phrase can me seen multiple times throughout the old and new testaments, in hymns, in sermons, in books, etc. but what exactly does it mean? i mean, isn’t jealousy a sin? should God really be feeling the negative feeling of jealousy?
truth is, God’s jealousy should not be turned into a negative based upon our past experiences with the word. perhaps jealously is not the right word to be used because our first thought of jealousy and God’s jealousy are two very different things.
i think Hosea put it best when He described God’s jealousy being like the jealousy of a husband toward his unfaithful wife. the husband is in deep, miserable pain because he loves his wife so much and wishes for her to love him back. it’s the same way; God loves us so so much that He will do anything to make us right with Him, which is the best thing for us.
when we fail to love Him, which i do daily, it actually hurts Him so deeply and His jealously comes into play, actually working for our own benefit. God wants us to become the best person we can be and that means being as loving, joyful, peacemaking, patient, kind, good, faithful, and controlled as we can possibly be. in order to do that, He sends us trials that force us to overcome our insecurities, faults, and human attributes in order to get past our trials and grow closer to Him.
Don’t you see? God being jealous is not a bad thing, not at all. His desire for our entire hearts is what makes this relationship with Him work. if He didn’t want us, we would all get what we deserve. we would have been doomed from the beginning. but, instead, He sent his one and only Son to die for us.
"He is jealous for me." i personally find it amazing that God would actually want us that much. so don’t be uncomfortable when singing these lyrics or when you come across them in your devotion time. God is jealous for you! He wants you, craves your love, desires your attention, and only wishes the best for you. don’t let Him feel that jealously. give Him your all!
"look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." 2 chronicles 16:9
"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." isaiah 41:10