God wants to use the next years of your life to send your roots deeper into His Word, deeper into a walk with Christ.He wants you to draw from the reservoir of a solid Christian life, with strong personal accountability to godly men, and from that reservoir to stand strong for Jesus.Know what you’re doing and either stick with the plan or go somewhere safe, where you’re in the sight of others (particularly others who respect the need for purity).You can still have a private conversation even in a room full of people.As the Bible study teacher, I prayed fervently that God would make me sensitive to the needs of every woman who attended. I will never forget the first time I saw her, standing at the back of the auditorium looking utterly lost and completely out of place.I taught on life issues – relevant topics that I hoped would draw in those women who would ordinarily never set foot in a church. Sandpaper People Need Less of a Mess I learned many important lessons while teaching that Bible study. I was teaching, “In His Eyes,” a study designed to lead women to see themselves as God sees them, through eyes of love and with a heart of forgiveness.It seems that ministry is overflowing with sandpaper people.
What does work is making the deliberate choice to love that sandpaper person, inviting God to work in and through us to bring about change – His change.By Mary Southerland We live in a world that hosts a myriad of problems.However, you will be thrilled to know that I have discovered the biggest problem of all – people!(On the other hand, don’t weird her out by talking about marriage on the first date.) I agree.Male leadership wasn’t the result of the Fall, but of creation (as Genesis implies and Paul makes clear in 1 Timothy 2). Clean your act up today, not "when" The lie is that once you find the right girl, all your problems will go away—you just need the right motivation, right? If Jesus isn’t motivation enough to grow in maturity and pursue godliness, then you are not ready to pursue a woman. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” Every man needs to realize that he will only be worth following if he follows God.Soon she found herself in places she never thought she would be, and at the ripe age of 14, Sherry became a prostitute to support her drug and alcohol addictions. Food was either provided as part of her services to men or fished out of foul-smelling garbage cans lining back alleys.