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I love God! He’s my everything; without Him, I am nothing. I’m excited to grow in intimacy with Him and just get to know Him more and more!
I’m so excited to get married. I started my wedding scrapbook today…hehe.
I like art, artsy things, arts and crafts, etc. I like to crochet. I like taking pictures and painting. I miss it A LOT. I’m trying to get back into photography.
One of my childhood dreams was to become a dancer, but I was never able to take lessons because my parents had to work all the time. Sooo, I’m going to try out for a dance group this semester! I hope I make it!
I love love. I’m a sucker for weddings, love stories, romantic/romcom movies, cute couples, and on and on. :P
I love pretty journals and journaling. I have three journals that I’m writing in right now: one for sermons/qts, one for my future child, and one for my personal poetry.
I like cafes! I like going there to read, journal, relax, eat, meet people, study…yeah. :)
I truly believe that I only got into Berkeley by the grace of God hahah it was seriously a miracle.
I like bookstores! I spent the majority of my high school years at Barnes and Noble. :P I love being absorbed by a book. I also like the smell of books haha.
I love laughing so I love people who make me laugh. :) It’s just such a great feeling to laugh!
The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses it’s origin and longs to return to its source.
"Then ask yourself this question: If my future spouse followed me around throughout my day, every day of my life, would he or she feel cherished and adored by me as I interact with the opposite sex? Would he or she feel loved by my actions or feel hurt that I am giving away what belongs to only my future spouse?"
"The secret to amazing romance is to begin practicing purity for your spouse and cherishing that person with your thoughts, actions, and words long before you even meet him or her."
Wow, loving this book! Even though I knew that God had someone out there for me, my future husband, I guess I never fully, wholeheartedly gave ALL of my love life up to God. There were many times when I would catch myself trying to get someone’s attention or impress them or whatever because I would think, “who knows, he could be my future husband!” Kind of like “looking over my shoulder”/trying not to miss an “opportunity” if that makes any sense at all… Reading this chapter today made me realize… Christine, your main focus needs to be on Jesus. Live for God, spend time with Him, get to know Him, fall in love with Him and if it’s in God’s plan for you, He will send you the right man at the right time, in His amazinglyPERFECT timing. The book mentioned this and I’ve thought about it before as well… What if I don’t get married? Well, the book said, “Even if we never get married, nothing we do in guarding our hearts, filtering our thoughts, and cherishing our future spouse by the way we live will be wasted. It is not merely for our future marriage here on earth that we do these things; it is also an investment in our glorious future marriage in heaven with Jesus. Far more important than what our future spouse thinks or feels is what our King thinks and feels.” Wow, our ultimate marriage is the one with Jesus. As I read this book and as I start a series on Song of Solomon (thanks, Joanna! hehe), I am so excited to just learn about love, loving Jesus, growing in intimacy with Him, and just encountering Him so personally, so deeply. I want to fall in love with Him more and more each day! My prayer is that even if I don’t get married here on earth, I would be fully satisfied by the Lord. I’ve been praying for so long to have intimacy with God. I always felt like I encountered Him through other people, never directly for myself. I feel like finally it’s time for me to grow in intimacy with Him! I’M SO EXCITED.
I pray you set your eyes on Jesus. He loves you so much. More then I ever will! Even though I will pour out everything I have with all the strength and courage I have, He seeks you out and loves being near you.
Tonight I pray for you—wherever you are—that God will bless, comfort, and heal you. Not that you are broken and need to be fixed. You may be…but it’s more healing from the bumps bruises and little knocks we take in life.
I pray your giftings are released, that self doubts dissipate. Yes, you have weaknesses, but through the rose tinted glasses of how God sees you, you are a precious jewel. Gracious and compassionate, overflowing in love. Talented and gifted in so many facets of your life.
I pray you cherish your sensitivity. Although you might see it as a weakness, it is one of your greatest assets. I will overlook things you see and understand. I pray your heart stays soft and you don’t feel the need to harden up.
I pray you feel safe to flourish and simply be authentic in who you are.
I pray you can relax in the joy of friendship and family
I pray that God has not given you a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind.
I pray that you don’t feel the pressure to attract the right one. It will happen naturally. Trust me.
I pray that you are covered in peace. I pray that your soul is awakened to the presence of the holy spirit like you have never known before.
Dear God! I am so blessed. You are so beautiful, so attractive, so sneaky.
I love it. I love you. Take care, my radiant bride. I might not be coming around the corner riding a white horse, but I’m doing everything I can to cultivate a healthy inner life. A heart that is big expansive and soft before God. A lifestyle free of petty insecurities. To abide with Jesus and you. :)
Is it bad that every time I see a young woman on here flirt with a young godly Christian man, usually under a grey faced anonymous profile, I just want to drag her out of cyberspace and say, “STOP DOING THAT”?
It just makes my blood boil to see young Christian girls try to put their cute on, then go to a young man of God’s ask, and flood it with messages of tease. And here’s the thing. They usually try to do it under the banner of innocence. You know, a flutter of the grey faced eyelashes, and a pout of the anonymity lips. It’s usually subtle, and barely noticeable.
Girls, I don’t frankly care what you call these messages—they are not decent. No flirting ever is. This particular banner of innocence is a hoax. These young men are a rare breed, yes. But they do not need a harmful distraction such as yourself, filling their inbox with rubbish. You will not win a man of God by teasing and being aggressive in your flirtation. These young men need to uplifted and encouraged. Yet, I cannot think of a more detrimental way than stroking his pride (we all have it), and fueling his lust (most men have battled with it).
If you do cross paths with an amazing godly man on here (and they do indeed exist), I suggest instead of telling him that he’s “sooo amazin!11!”—you start praying for him. Seriously. Prayer is immensely powerful. Pray that he will remain in the will of God, and that the Lord would continue to raise him up as the man He wants him to be.
Above all else, consider him a friend. Consider him a brother. I doubt you would be coy with your own flesh and blood, so why do so with the men on here? We are all children of God, so thus, we are related by Spirit. If the Lord does want you to progress in a deeper relationship, then allow the man to pursue things. He will also either reveal it to both of you, or, on the rare occasion, reveal it to one person. If this be you, then do not tell the man. I repeat, do not. Pray. Seek Christ. And all things will come to be.
I’m tired of it. I’m tired of seeing women hide behind a grey face and flirt with a young man who’s trying to pursue Jesus. It is incredibly attractive when a young man does follow the Lord, but this isn’t a ticket to throw yourself onto him, or toy with him.
Seek first the Kingdom of God. You don’t need to seduce Jesus to get Jesus. So I can’t work out why a multitude of young women believe they need to seduce godly men to get a godly man.
With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him. - Proverbs 7:21 - ESV (About the adulteress seeking her prey)
I don’t really know much about “cyber flirting,” but this just applies to flirting in general. Good stuff.
I don’t know what I want to major in! I thought I was going to stick with English, but my classes this semester are making me reconsider. My English classes are…ehhhh, okaaay. I think nutri sci is pretty interesting, but I don’t know if I would major in it. I don’t know about psych yet. I considered media studies last semester, but I didn’t/don’t know much about it. I’m jealous of people who know for sure what they want to do… I wish I could just crochet, take pictures, paint, travel, read, eat, and sleep for the rest of my life. :P
Haha okay, calming down. I’m always reminded of this quote from Crazy Love every time I worry/stress:
"Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives." -Francis Chan, Crazy Love
I trust You. Everything is going to be okay. Wow, I can get really caught up in my own thoughts sometimes. I need to remember that God is in control. Step by step, day by day. I just have to live for Him; just do my best and He’ll do the rest.
Wow, this was a really random train of thoughts. Buuuut God is good! NOW AND FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. I LOVE YOU, LORD.
“We were created to be in relationships. Having a boyfriend isn’t the problem. You are not “unspiritual” if you are interested in boys. The problem comes when we become too consumed by our interest in guys and lose sight of God.”—Megan Clinton (via -dejalenae-)