Writer’s block

I guess you are wondering where I have been. I’d love to say I was somewhere exotic or exciting. That the reason of my absence was justified. But honestly I just don’t know what to write anymore. Don’t get me wrong I have dozens of ideas, but most (like my health) have no place on a Christ centered blog. So what’s a gal to do?

 

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Why we need each other to pray.  


Prayer is important. But it’s not just a you and God conversation. You need a team of people praying on your side so that the principalities and powers of the devil have no power or control over you. You can find prayerful people at church or even on Facebook. But be careful. Not everyone who listens with an open ear is there on your behalf. Just be careful and don’t forget to pray for others! 

Searching for my beloved 

  
Beloved I seek thee                                 Where can thy be found                                   Up in a cloud                                                           Or buried in the ground                                      I search diligently for you, it is you that I seek                                                             You’re just like a secret my heart wants to keep                                                                          So where can I find you my beloved dear   I search both up and down and both far and near                                                                    -Just Plain Bridget

“Beloved” is a word that is used many times in song of Solomon. It is a love story of Jesus and His church. 

“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;‭‭” Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:3, 9-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

How beautiful is that? It is like a love story. But the best love story is the one our Lord gave to us. 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

He loved us so much he died for us. 

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬ 

  

Why Christian women should NOT wear the hijab

This is a controversial topic. One of my most controversial so far. But it has to be said. Now there are different types of headcoverings for different religions. 

   
 
People are identified by how they look. You can tell a catholic nun by her habit. You can tell a muslim woman by her hijab. Now you know EXACTLY what they believe in or stand for based on their choice of clothes. Why would you go an confuse people as to what you believe in?

When a Christian wears hijab (and don’t think they aren’t out there cause they are), it gives the false idea that they don’t believe in Jesus as their Savior. It makes them appear muslim. They are actually representing another god. 

   Most of the time, you’re only testimony is your appearance. So why let your appearance be a lie. Stand up for Jesus. 
  

The way others see us

People have often asked me, “Why do you dress the way you do?” It’s sort of a hard question. I can say tradition because as an African American / Puerto Rican American it’s not my tradition. I grew up in jeans. I wore earrings (rather large ones). I wore tight clothing to accentuate my evolving girlish figure. 

I transformed myself from that to the modest woman I am. From jeans to skirts and jumpers, to cape dresses only. No jewelry, no makeup. No more platform shoes! But why? Because I want to please God. 

“God doesn’t care what I look like”. You may think that but you’d be terribly, horribly wrong. Now when you first discover Christ, you’ll find out that he says come as you are. That part is true but he doesn’t say stay as you are. As you spiritually grow you should want to please God in all areas of your life. That includes wardrobe. 

The reason I stopped wearing pants can be found in Deuteronomy‬ ‭22:5‬. That passage states:“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

‭In whatever culture you live in, stop wearing what the opposite sex normally wears. “But guys wear kilts”. You don’t see girls wearing kilts. It’s a man tho g so therefore they are not wearing what the opposite sex wears. 

The Bible has a standard for dress for women. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” 1 Timothy 2:9 KJV

‭We are not to wear jewels nor weave our hair in grand designs. The wealthy women at the time of the Bible would make their hair in grandiose braids and designs which did not bring glory to God, but was rather pretentious. 

  
In fact, I cover my hair in obedience to  scripture. “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?”            ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:5-6, 10, 13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:3-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

So I cover my body and I cover my head according to scripture. 

  


  
  
So anywhoo. Don’t forget to try to please God in all that you do!

Resurrection Sunday

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Happy Easter or as I prefer to call it. Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Why do I call it Resurrection Sunday? Because Jesus Christ, the Son of God who was crucified on that horrible Friday, buried in that tomb till Saturday arose again to full life on Sunday morning. He is risen! He is alive!


He bore all our sins and troubles upon Himself. All because He loves us. He loved you even before you were born and decided then and there that He’d die for you!

Praise the Lord!