Archive for January, 2011

This is an artistic illustration of an encouraging verse.  1 Corinthians 6:9-11 is a laundry list of sins, followed by the statement that these types of sinners won’t inherit the Kingdom of God.

Please don’t stop there, though!  Verse 11 is the most important one! It says, “Such WERE some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”  We can pull those old labels off and live as saints; pure and holy.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

If you notice that a particular friendship in your life has potential for straying, it is needs to be brought before God and put into His control.  This prayer documents a covenant between yourself and God, vowing that you will keep your friendship pure.

Write out your vow with your own hand.  Picture God’s heart as he has watched this precious child of His from eternity past, and then imagine His joy as this son or daughter was finally born.  Imagine how He has been drawing them to Himself throughout the course of their life.  Let His compassion for them fill your heart.

Add extra lines to your vow if you wish.  Solidify it by letting a prayer partner and add their signature as witness to your vow.

Prayer for Men:

You,  _____________,  are God’s very own son. He bought you with His own suffering, and reaches out to you every day.  He has a designed a unique place for you within His plan.

I will not draw you away from that path or put a hindrance in your way. Instead, I will do my part to build those ties between you and your Heavenly Father.

Because I love you, I will not go beyond the limits of friendship and brotherhood with you.

For I, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________, fear God.


Prayer for Women:

You,  _____________, are God’s very own daughter. He bought you with His own suffering, and reaches out to you every day.  He has a designed a unique place for you within His plan.

I will not draw you away from that plan or put a hindrance in your way. Instead, I will do my part to build those ties between you and your Heavenly Father.

Because I love you, I will not go beyond the limits of friendship and sisterhood with you.

For I, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________, fear God.


Every good quality that is embodied in woman has originated with God.

She was His idea. She reflects His character traits in a way that man cannot.

Why is this an Important Topic?

Most of us who contend with gender identity issues have absorbed harmful misconceptions about the value of women and their specific traits. Others of us deeply long for the mother who was so inaccessible in our childhood.  We might see one of the genders as inferior to the other, rather than a balanced system that reflects God’s true nature.  Understanding the value of the feminine must come from understanding how much God values our female soul. Continue reading ‘GOD HAS A FEMININE SIDE’ »