To Love and Be Loved!
To all my single friends and fans… BE WISE, LOVE IS NO MORE BLIND! PRAYERFULLY ENGAGE THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOU AWAIT YOUR SOUL MATES!
SO BEGIN BY LOVING YOURSELF FIRST, BEFORE YOU FIND LOVE!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy this powerful message and NHN Couture’s favorite pick for Valentine 2015 from Fouad Sarkis Couture!
Deep within us, there seems to be this need to love and to be loved. And of course, as cute as puppies and kittens are, the love we usually want the most is human love, especially love from someone we hope to marry and stay married to for life.
But the question often can ring in the minds of those that have not found their spouse is: “Does God promise us a spouse?”
“The Bible says ‘yes’ by describing Christians as the spiritual bride of Christ. Our true spouse is Jesus. Yet, many of us say, ‘I’m glad to be spiritually married to Christ, but I can’t feel Him. Wouldn’t it be better if I could enjoy God’s love with someone else? I want Jesus with skin on.’ So, we pray for God to bring us an earthly mate”
And that seems to be the way that a majority of singles approach this issue. With that being so, obviously the “search” is on, because “the need to be love and accepted is huge”.
“It is my understanding and belief that this is one of the primary forces that God placed into us at our birth. What a wonderful world this would be if every single Christian could find this love and acceptance.
“I realize that I am opening up a huge area when I address this with Christian singles. However, it is something that is very real and cannot be neglected… Are you tempted to take matters into your own hands and find a mate? Has the force to find a mate grown so huge that you are willing to pay any price to find one?”
In all honesty, the need to love and be loved can sometimes blind people to overlook important issues that should be taken into consideration, especially when a person begins to find him or herself attracted to someone, thinking it will develop into something more someday.
Sometimes a person can either gloss over, overlook, or even lie to themselves that this person is better for them than they really are. If this is the case, wouldn’t it be good to consider some “truths” that might help to reveal truth and possibly help to avoid an “empty marriage and shattered dreams” in the future?
“I learned some valuable lessons in my singles days. There are many people who call themselves Christians but don’t really live any differently than the rest of the world. When you date one of them, they are good at telling you what you want to hear, instead of being honest and upfront about their intentions and values. Afraid of being alone or not getting what they want (like sex), they pretend to be something they’re not.
“And that is exactly what’s wrong with many “Christian” marriages these days. We don’t take the time to really get to know the people we’re dating, but instead rely on what they tell us about who they are instead of deciding the truth by how they actually live their lives.”
credit: Marriage Missions