Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Praying For His Wife

Well, for the few people who actually read this and don't know, I more than vaguely like someone. And if you know (or suspect) then DON'T SAY because I will become very grumpy, and no one likes it when Sam is grumpy.

But to get to the point, I've been trying to distract myself from this because, quite frankly, it is annoying. And one of the things I learnt that might help was from the Botkin sisters at Visionary Daughters, from their post How (Not) to Heat Your Veins and Fire Your Brains.

From their post:
1. Pray for the young men… and their future wives.

This really helps keep relationships in perspective and facilitates the right kind of sisterly interest in them. We need to look past this season of singleness and see the eternal perspective. We need to see the young men as more than “marriage material,” but as comrades and co-laborers in Christ’s Kingdom, and we need to pursue the kind of friendships that will outlast this season of “singleness” and continue into eternity.

So I decided to start praying for this boy's wife, that she would be virtuous, sweet, intelligent and the perfect helpmeet for boy. It didn't help much, but hey, I need all the help I can get with this sort of thing. And being the generous person I am, I thought I'd share this with you all. Except I didn't quite get around to it.

And then yesterday happened. (Cue Paul McCartney music... Yesterday, All my troubles seemed so far away, now it seems as though they're here to stay...) Sorry, where was I?

Yesterday, I became fairly certain that sad boy not only doesn't like me, but likes someone ELSE. Which obviously is not exactly fun for me. But I'm still praying - even for this specific girl, whether she turns out to be his wife or not. It's very hard, and I just plain DON'T LIKE IT.

I'd like to end on a hopeful or inspiring note, but I can't, so please all pray that I will persevere in my prayers to bless others regardless of the outcome.

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