God can use anything (If God can make a donkey talk, surely he can use this message in my life)
I was cleaning and disinfecting my work area and upon moving my locking drawer discovered the following fortune cookie saying: “The day only gets better” which is now affixed onto my keyboard mouse at work and it has tuned me into expecting more at the end of day then at the beginning which has created an exciting anticipation throughout the day. I am happy to report that God has turned a dark day into a sweet gift today.
The time on the computer screen at work indicated 5:06pm when an email popped up from a “Chastity N.” regarding work. Her name caught my attention in the midst of dreary Halloween Day where two unseen world are at war in the spiritual realm. The day was void of sunshine and gloomy as in London or Seattle. I was familiar with the word chastisement, but what could “CHASTITY” possibly mean?…What enpartation did it bestow on its bearer? You know it, I googled it.
“Chastity is a state or practice of refraining from extramarital or especially from ALL sexual intercourse (vow of chastity). Synonyms: celibacy, chastness, virginity, abstinence, self restraint, self denial, continence, innocence, PURITY, virtue, morality. Another resource from Chastity-ids.org http://www.ids.org/topics/chastity?lang=eng defines it as follows: “Chasity is sexual purity. Those who are chaste are morally clean in their thoughts, words, actions. Chastity means not having any sexual relations before marriage . It also means COMPLETE FIDELITY to HUSBAND or WIFE during marriage.”
I had to call this precious soul and asked if she knew all the virtue she was clothed with by her name? She laughed saying “yes, but it is hard to live up to. It was put upon me” she said laughingly. Our conversation was quick, short, and pleasant. It helped me connect with another name/face in the sea of employees at my company. I asked where she sat so I would make an effort to go meet her in person when the opportunity allowed. I relished in God’s sweet reminders. I headed back to Austin in the drizzling rain with Yo-Yo MA playing in the background. I beamed in the sprinkle and later in the blinding rain spanning the course of I-35 North from SA to Austin as He was with me.
I stopped at Trader Joe’s for some Squash Soup which my body craved to counter the chill brought on by the coolness of night the dew of heaven. The workers at Trader Joe’s had decorated themselves in their chosen theme and I found my most courteous and favorite sales person in her fluffy pink sheep costume, tail included. She startled me with a “hello” and once I knew who it was I hugged her and stayed a while enjoying the fluff and the warmth she provided thawing my now chilled body from the drive. I was also able to procure an amazing assortment of “peach-pink” half a dozen roses with beautiful green which accentuated their brilliance. And true to my nature, I googled the meaning of such color in assortment. This is what it read:
Orange: “enthusiasm, desire, and fascination”
Pink Deep: “Thank you”
Pink Light: “admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy, and sweetness.
Peach: “Same as orange. A bouquet shows deep appreciation and gratitude or elegant way to say Thank You”
And as I explored further, the following statement appeared regarding white rose:
White Rose: White the color of PURITY, CHASTITY, and INNOCENCE.
Electricity shot through my body. I knew this was His instruction, His voice, His word for the day. How blessed I am to have heard it on such a dark day, the sweetness of His heart. Four scriptures he gifts me as with the proverbial dozen roses which conveyed: “I love you“; “Be mine“; “Be Pure“.
1 john 3:2-3: NKJV (on 10/31/2017)
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1 Peter 2:9-12 NKJV ( This actually given on 11/1/2017)
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Living Before the World
11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Matthew 5:8 NKJV (on 10/31/2017)
Blessed are the PURE in heart,
For THEY SHALL SEE GOD.
I can’t keep my tears from flowing . He is the only one who can mess me up to the core…shake my foundation. There is nothing greater than experiencing his presence and warmth encircling you.
And GOOD OLD DAD, He leaves me with a warming from
Song of Solomon 2:16 NKJV (on 10/31/2017) “My beloved is mine and I am His.”
Song of Solomon 3:5 NKJV (on 10/31/2017)
5 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.
It all screamed “MIMI, not until I give you to someone in marriage can you enter EROS Love. Until such time then honor me with your thoughts, body, and actions.”
EROS LOVE IN MARRIAGE
“God is very clear in his Word that eros love is reserved for marriage. Sex outside of marriage is forbidden. God created humans male and female and instituted marriage in the Garden of Eden. Within marriage, sex is used for emotional and spiritual bonding and reproduction.”
“Eros love in the Bible affirms sexuality as a part of the human existence. We are sexual beings, called to honor God with our bodies:
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:15–20, ESV)”
Let it be as you have said and instructed me today. Help your daughter obey your word and honor you with all that I am. THANK YOU for such gift today.
With arms wrapped around your neck (Sweet Jesus) and showering you with hugs and kisses.
Your daughter Mimi