Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

Women Who Have Been Abused

Women Who Have Been Abused.  I read this post by Jeanne, and I have to tell you that it grieves me that a woman, any woman, has ever had to feel this way, or write such a thing, because of a man.  It grieves me that a man, any man, would or could stoop to treating a woman this way, and in truth I don’t think a man could.  Boys can and do treat women like this, but men, real men, know that women are a gift from God, a help mate, and a companion, and that they were made to love and to love in return.  If you’re a male understand your God designed role is that of sacrifice.  You are to give your life in sacrifice for the benefit of others, not to live in and unto yourself.  If you’re a woman know that God designed you to be that most rare and beautiful of all things created, a bearer of life, and a giver of love.  You’re not an object, so don’t let anyone treat you as if you are, and don’t act like or pretend to be one because you’ll never find true fulfillment in your life if you do.  Know and understand that God loves you, and I don’t believe He expects you to stay in an abusive relationship where you’re life is threatened and in danger.  Love yourself enough to expect the best that God has for you, and don’t settle for any less…

From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian

PRAYER (4)

Bill Gates was hooked up to the computer network we call the internet.  Using it, subscribers can send electronic mail (e-mail) to other users of the internet.  Originally, Gates had an e-mail address just like everyone else.  But he got into trouble when The New Yorker magazine published it-now anyone could send the computer genius an e-mail.  In no time he was swamped with five thousand messages-he simply couldn’t handle it.  So he armed his computer with software that filtered his e-mail, allowing important messages through and sending all the others to electronic oblivion.  We are limited; we can handle only so much, and do only so much.  God, on the other hand, never tires of s-mail (spirit mail).  His ear is always open to our prayers.  And He has an unlimited capacity to help.  You’ll never Him say, “Due to an unusually high call volume I am unable to take your message at this time.  Please call back or leave a message.”  No, the Bible says, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”  “The desire of the righteous will be granted” (Pr 10:24 NKJV).  “The prayer of the upright is His delight” (Pr 15:8 NKJV).  “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jer 33:3 NKJV).  “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (Jn 15:7 NKJV).