Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies you the right to grow. ~ Alice Walker
If they openly or clandestinely try to stop your advancement in life, then they are not your friend. A true lover, parent, acquaintance or leader will not try to stop you from growing emotionally, spiritually, intellectually or financially. Even if they don't agree with your (legal, non-harmful) methods, they will leave you alone to discover your path, rather than try to stop you. Who has time to stop someone from being who they want to be? A person who has too much time on their hands, need to be handling their own business, or wants you to fail.
Equality in relationships - My husband and I have not had five arguments over money in all our years of marriage. We understand that what DOES NOT equal power of one over the other, such as: Money, Oldest in age, level of education, gender, physical appearance, physical abilities, spiritual "age", title or level, denomination in which one worships or was raised, spiritual gifts, career, or level of employment compensation. Jesus made us all equal. Think as Jesus thinks.
Be aware of these alarms when seeking a new love relationship:
- requesting money or gifts too soon into the relationship - money can corrupt a
relationship in that the person will only be interested in the money that you give;
- requesting to move in soon into the relationship;
- requesting sex very early;
- moving items into your home one at a time;
- only late night visits, with the expectation of staying over since they arrived so late;
- desiring to move very fast (love, sex, marriage) without giving you information about
themselves (they could be hiding a bad life, but want to trap you into a marriage before you
discover their past);
- lack of boundaries, such as knowing when to end a date or phone conversation. Some people
want to get your mind, rather than your heart. If they need to stay and stay and stay or talk
and talk and talk, disregarding normal boundaries (1-2 hour phone conversations, 4-5 hour
- acting super spiritual because they know that you are a church person - if they have to MAKE
(rather than LET) their light shine, they may not have a light.
Remember, Jesus knocks. He doesn't barge in with falsities, embellishments and demands. Jesus draws with lovingkindness. He doesn't demand our love because He wants it to b genuine, not forced/faked.
Help others to listen to the woman in your life. Don't be so insecure that you can't give your lady credit for being smart outside the home, in spiritual matters and in issues besides homemaking and parenting.
Luke 1 - KJV and EXB The Lord told Zechariah that his child's name would be John.
When the kinfolk arrived to circumcise the child, Elizabeth told them his name
would be John. They ignored Elizabeth. They dismissed the woman's knowledge.
They made faces and gestures towards the husband about the woman's words.
The husband let them know that she was correct in naming the child John. From
the beginning, women have been dismissed, reduced, ignored and/or laughed at.
The world needs to learn to believe the woman first, without needing to check with
a man to see if the woman knows what she's talking about.
Beware of those who try to provoke you, so that you will end the relationship, and they can blame it on you. No matter whether the relationship is a friendship, eros love, church leader/subordinate, work leader/employee, or even a family relationship. Some, feeling guilty, will try to provoke you, so that you look like the guilty one and they can blame the parting-of-the-ways on YOU!
Stop asking everyone else what she wants. Ask her what she wants.
Mothers, teach your sons, all ages, how to communicate with you when you have a conflict with them. In teaching them how to communicate well with you, you will teach them how to communicate well with their significant other.
Mom, when you're mad about anything, your son can wash the dishes and make you happy. But, when they get married, and there is a problem in the relationship, no matter how many dishes they wash, floors they sweep or trash they take out, none of that will matter, if those things are not the issue in the relationship. Worse, you may relate to your son in the way that you don't even allow him to speak or do anything to fix whatever you're upset about with him. So, he grows up to get quiet when his significant other needs him to speak about whatever issue they have. All of these "communication" reactions leave issues poorly handled, which could lead to separation.
Moms, significant others need communication about the issue at hand. Teach your sons to communicate when they think become aware of a problem in any kind of relationship. Flowers, candy, cleaning, silence, or hiding may not always be enough.
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