- Charles Stanley
"Dear nica, i thank you so much for your dedication into this blog, for being so obedient and strong, i pray God is with you in every moment, with love another sister from the other part of the world"
All for God’s glory. & thank you <3
"I believe that all relationships should be pointing to God, or furthering yourself together in His word. But do you think it's possible that someone who may not believe in Him, is put into your life for a relationship, and through that relationship, they can end up believing in Him? (Sorry for the weird wording) Or do you think that both people in the relationship need to be completely invested in God, not just one?"
Although it may seem like a good intention…entering into an unequally yoked relationship in hopes that the other person might surrender their life to Christ because of it is not the correct mindset. Some call this “missionary dating.” But instead of doing to to glorify God & lead the person to Christ, they do it because they are attracted to the person & they figure if they can lead him or her to Christ then it will be okay to date &, possibly end up marrying this person. But I believe this shows that you don’t quite trust that God has someone for you. Someone who already loves Him. Someone you can walk with & grow with.
“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV)
So no, personally I don’t believe someone is put into your life for a relationship as a gateway to them becoming a believer. Is it possible? Sure. But through a friendship, not a relationship. & you shouldn’t be bound to anyone that can affect your walk. God should be the priority. & when you enter a relationship, I believe the first thing you should look for is God. Do they believe in God? They can say they can but that shouldn’t be enough for you. It should be manifested in their lives. & then you have to ask yourself if entering into a relationship with them will bring you further or closer to God.
Relationships are a big struggle for a lot of people. But you have to teach yourself to first be content in God. If you’re single, God is still preparing you so that you’re ready to be in a relationship. Don’t rush it. Enjoy & take in whatever God has to teach you in your season of singleness. Then trust that when you are ready…God will bless you with the right person. No sooner & no later.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone <3
- Max Hsu, Superchick
- Rev Run
- The Redeemer, Sanctus Real
I hope those of you who are eligible are out voting today!
As Christians, we have a responsibility to vote for the leader of our country. ”First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth.” - 1 Timothy 2:1-4
God is most certainly in control but that doesn’t mean we should do nothing to further His will. So take this opportunity to vote & pray for our country :)
"Hey, you're crazy inspiring, and it makes my day when you post, so I was wondering if you could pray for me? I'm having trouble with a friend, whom I've known for four years, and she's always gotten mad at me, like REALLY mad, for tiny things, but I've always been with her anyway. I'm starting to wonder if it's worth it, because she's been nothing but selfish and childish towards me for year, but I don't feel like I can just abandon her. So, will you please pray that God will show me what to do?"
Hi! I’m sorry it took a while for me to answer your question…I’ve been very busy with work. But of course I can pray for you!
You sound like a great friend, how you’re there for her regardless of how she treats you. I am the same way, I try to love those I have in my life unconditionally. But it does get exhausting.
Luke 6:35-36 (NLT) says “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
This verse & a lot of other verses in the Bible teach us to be loving, merciful, & self-sacrificing BUT the Bible also teaches us to be discerning. We have to know when to draw the line. I think for me personally…I believe that it’s okay to love people unconditionally, to forgive them, to always be there for them. But if they continue to take advantage & aren’t even willing to be the kind of friend you are to them & they keep on mistreating you…it’s ok to distance yourself from them out of respect for yourself. We have to take care of ourselves too. But definitely keep praying for them.