The other day I was listening to a message called “I’ve got to get myself together” by Noel Jones, a nationally known pastor out of California. His television show was sharing some of his classic messages from years ago.
This particular message was for singles (it was a singles conference) and was one that I heard many times before. As I listened to the message I could hear God speaking and letting me know that I needed to seriously work more on preparation for my mate.
I realize that I’ve focused on other things, which have hindered me from a proper focus, but that was then and this is now. The truth is, there are natural things that we as singles have to work on in preparation for whomever God has for us.
My mind went to the book of Esther. Esther went through an extensive preparation before she saw the king. The truth is a man on that level could have any woman that he wanted and she had to be beautiful. A king does not marry an ugly woman. 🙂
I am happy to say that I have maintained my weight-loss for one year and that was by getting rid of sugar. I think I loss a little more but have not weighed myself lately. The reason I know is because some of my pants are falling off me. But I have more to lose.
Also, today I saw a picture of a friend on Facebook and she was at some sort of affair (not sure what) and honestly, I almost didn’t recognize her. She looked stunningly beautiful. Her make-up was flawless and her eyebrows were perfectly arched and tinted and her hair was perfectly coiffed. She had it going on.
I’m not the jealous type. What her picture did was inspire me to start putting more attention to detail. I know what to do. After all I’m a New Yorker. I used to be a sharp dresser, until I moved south. lol (no offense to the southerners)
Yes, there is a change of focus. Now is the time. I need to be prepare so that Boaz doesn’t catch me unprepared. This will be my main focus for now.
I thoroughly enjoyed both YouTube’s. Couldn’t pick between the two. 🙂
New International Version (NIV)
17 Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.