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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Staying Pure

As a man, I can't really speak from a woman's point of view, but I do know that men struggle with unclean sin more than women (mostly). Look, I'm not a doctor or some expert on this; it's purely experience and the way I've seen it. Neither do I have some sort of scholarship or bachelor degree on this; no schooling, just me and the Holy Spirit.

Men (and boys) are made in a different way than women and girls. When a girl wears challenging clothes, a guy will look at her, if he spots her of course. He will ALWAYS look at her, not because he lusts for her, but because her bare legs, her challenging top, her shoulders, yes, all the skin she can show, is a magnet to a guy's eyes. The more skin, the more likely the guys will look at you. And no they do not look at you because they like you, they look, because that's how their nature, their reaction is! Every man will do this; married, single, divorced, engaged, with a girl, no matter what, every guy will look. Why? Because it is in our nature.
You as a girl, please understand this. If you want to feel loved, accepted, don't wear such clothes to make guys look at you, because they won't give you love, they'll automatically look. Of course, most guys who are not Christian (even some Christians), will feel attracted to you, but that has nothing to do with love. They will love you for your skin, not for your heart. Now, why the heck would God make it so hard for guys??? Because he was made to love that one, who is his wife. If you're a woman and married, you should be happy about showing some skin to your husband, because he's made for you.

Understand, that Christian men do not look at girls for enjoyment (okay, some who struggle do), but most are actually honest, and you with a boyfriend or husband, don't hate your man, just because his eyes get caught in some bare legs. Of course, if his motive is wrong, he'll enjoy the look, but if he really loves you, he'll quickly turn his look away, as soon as he can.

This world is getting more disgusting and dirty by each day. Really! We're living in a filthy world, where almost every girl in the street dresses up as a stripper!! And I really hate it, because it steals my focus from God and from my fiancee, who's the one I love and when we get married, I will only lust after her!

So girl, please do us guys a favor! Wear modest clothes as it helps us to stay pure. Don't tempt us more than we already are. If you really love God, you will know that his acknowledgement is enough for you; you do not need to be acknowledged by the guys in the streets. Save that for your future husband, instead of throwing your worth away.

So what's the cure for all this uncleanness in the world? There is a cure, there is a way to stay pure! And that way is Jesus! Spend time with him, be with him, talk with him, pray, read his word, and let him transform you into a child of purity. Because you are God's child and he wants the best for his children and the best is to stay pure! So, daily, get out, find a remote and quiet place where you can be all alone with your dad in Heaven and just stay with him! A father-son time! A time where your father tells you how worthy you are! Because you are his princess and his prince, you are worthy! Stay pure! :) And remember, HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE!!!! ♥

He was always there - Part 2

When thinking back about my past, about the time where I was deep down in black hole which seemed bottomless, I realize that God was there, even in that time where I did not love him, he still loved me.
I've been saved for a little more than three years, and I still remember many situations from my old life clearly. Many times where I should have been in a worse condition, I somehow survived. It was supernatural and I don't doubt that.

You may be thinking it was luck and coincidence. My friend, I promise you, it was not coincidence nor luck, it was Jesus, it was God who held his hand above me, protecting me. There was a time where I got beaten up by about fifteen guys. They used chains and baseball-bats, beat me up badly. Yet, I managed to get away with a few scratches. No broken ribs, bones and no serious injuries. It should have been worse. The beating went about for 30-35 minutes. These guys were from the ghetto in my old town, and they always bring knives to their fights, yet they didn't this one time. Think it's luck? Nope, it was the Lord's work. He protected me.
That was just one time out of a dozen, I know with all my heart that he was there all the time. I wasn't sure back then, but now when I glance back, I'm 100 % sure!

Whether you've been in deep problems, or you've grown up in a Christian family, I know you have had hard and dark times, but when you look back, you can always see that he was always there. Jesus was always there for you, even when you didn't feel it. Look back, try to recall some of the worst situations you've been in. Maybe you haven't been that deep out, but even in the small things. Like "almost" being run over by a car, because maybe you forgot to look when crossing the street. God protected you, didn't he? Even if you did get run over by car, he was there and he still is! He cares you for you! I know it personally!! Trust me, he really cares for you!

He was always there - Part 1

So many people, so many Christians, ask the simple question: "Where was Jesus in the old testament?"
"How come we only hear about God and the Holy Spirit?"

Jesus was always there, that I can tell you. Let me show you that in the scriptures, just some of the passages. For example, John 1:1 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was God." and John 1:14 - "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."
So, here the Bible talks about the "Word", which is Jesus. The Word, Jesus, was with God in the very beginning, as you can read here. Then Jesus became flesh, meaning he came down as a man.

Jesus was always there, even in the old testament. When you read the old testament, you don't see him as a person, but you see him in the "Word", in Gods word, in the very written words of the old testament.
He was even there in the beginning, check it out:

Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeliness..."
Now, why would God say "us"? Because he wasn't alone and he's not alone today. It's the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as it was in the very beginning.