Samson was a man who was very much controlled by his flesh. The sad thing about Samson is that he lived recklessly and never believed that his day would come for retribution. The Bible is very clear. Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatever a man sows, that’s what he will reap. So if you have sowed deception, you will end up being deceived. If you sow heartbreak, you will end up reaping a broken heart.
One of the saddest stories about Samson is when he felt he had found who he was supposed to marry and she ended up going to another man. This was Samson big payback. It’s a dramatic story in Judges 14 and in the end the “marriage” of Samson did not work out. Though the bible says they were “married” the relationship was never consummated. In those days an engagement constituted a marriage and then consummation came.
This story reminds me of a prophetic dream friend of mine had. She saw a specific christian celebrity man falling deeply in love with the woman but the woman ended up breaking his heart like it had never been broken before.
The “marriage” of Samson, was of the Lord. But it didn’t work out and the purpose was not to live happily ever after. The purpose was to break Samson. Sadly he still didn’t learn his lesson because later he got hooked up with Delilah and that brought about his total demise.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
19 When the Lord’s Spirit came over him, he went to Ashkelon and killed 30 men there. He took their clothes and gave them to the men who solved the riddle. He was angry, and he went to his father’s house.20 Samson’s wife was given to his best man.
I keep sending out blog posts wishing extending holiday greetings ahead of time and saying I am going to take a hiatus. But the truth is I need to write because if I don’t I will burst. I’m not even sure if anyone is reading my posts anymore, but that is okay. This is cathartic and anyone who is reading is just looking in.
I was reading a blog post about a woman dealing with the demise of her marriage and it’s so painful to read. I feel her sadness. It’s terrible to be rejected by someone. And it’s sad that some men are so narcissistic that they still want to hang around and they don’t realize that you hurt the woman when you do that.
It’s kind of cruel. But you have to let people do what they do and they will get what is due them for the things that they do.
Sometimes I chuckle when I think about how some men will emotionally abuse women and then think they are going to live happily ever after. I know of a situation where a Pastor divorced his wife for no reason and now his ministry is not flourishing and he has to downsize, but sometimes men never make the connection. It’s connected.
How you treat people will affect how God treats you. You don’t emotionally abuse hundreds of woman and then get married and live happily ever after. I’ve seen it happen. The player usually wakes up in a nightmare ad often God allows him to be fooled.
Just venting. I wanted to take a break, but I can’t. But I have made a commitment to no longer respond to certain things. I might not have to worry about that, but just like this dream I had recently. If that dream manifests, I plan on running in the opposite direction.
I’m on my way to Ybor City…Mr. Right! lol
I am contemplating some changes and it hit, me that I need to fast and pray. You should never make any big decisions, i.e. changing jobs/career, geographical location or marriage WITHOUT fasting and praying.
The flesh is very deceptive and it’s important that we hear from God and not do what the flesh is telling us we should do. Or God may really want us to do something, but the flesh is telling us NOT to do it. The only discipline I know that I have to do is take time and fast.
Often it’s after you fast, that you see things more clearly.
English Standard Version (ESV)
16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Have you ever said that to God? Have you ever looked at a circumstance in your life and thought, there is no way this is going to happen. This morning I woke up breathless, mainly because I have a cold, but also because I am at crucial point in my life. A prophet gave me a word recently and the wording was interesting. He said that I was being MADE TO MOVE. Almost like I was being forced. It makes perfect sense. I know if I don’t move destiny will be lost.
I woke up this morning fretting because I don’t have the means to accomplish what God is telling me to do and it seems like there is a time crunch, but I read this and was encouraged. Someone needs to be encouraged today!
|SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:Rise up with renewed hope and faith that nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord. Release your concerns and distress to Me. I cannot deal with that which you do not give to Me. Trust Me for strength where you have been weak and peace where there has been turmoil. Do not be afraid; I am with you to bring you through every dilemma and cause you to be strong.
Isaiah 61:1-3 1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
December 25, 2012
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Stay calm, and access the peace that surpasses all situations, circumstances and understanding. Keep your thoughts and emotions under control, and let My presence pervade. Allow the fragrance of My Spirit to saturate your atmosphere, says the Lord. Let nothing disturb your spiritual tranquility.
Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Some of you are like Mary the mother of Jesus. You are pregnant with something that will change the world. Just think about what Mary endured. She was ridiculed and doubted even by Joseph. But no one or nothing could stop the Savior of the World from coming to earth.
There comes a point where you have to tell yourself that NOTHING; nothing you see, hear or feel,is going to stop the promises of God in your life! It’s on!
King James Version (KJV)
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
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