Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Missing Piece

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I was reading an article and it said something about GOD starting the Bible with marriage in Genesis and ending It with marriage in Revelation.

A revelation GOD has revealed to me for how many times now is about how Eve was brought to Adam in Genesis 2:18-23.

Before that was revealed to me several times after I prayed for a question, our youth pastor (Kuya Israel) told me about how he doesn't believe that the guy should be looking because the first marriage in the Bible speaks that the woman was brought to the man. Though for some, it is not the situation but it is not considered 'wrong marriage.'

I'd like to share a few quotes from the article I've just read last night that has been sitting in my desktop for so long now. hehehe! I was waiting for the right time to read it.

"GOD's the One who can make you into the right kind of husband or wife - the kind that pleases HIM." ~David Egner

"The woman was brought to the man to fulfill him - to rescue him from his aloneness." ~David Egner

As a comparable helper, Eve was Adam's qualified, corresponding partner. GOD made her to be a suitable friend and companion to the man. She was, as Charles Swindoll described it, the "missing piece in the puzzle of his life." ~David Egner

Let's discuss the quotes one by one.

First quote: To all married couples, divorce is never the solution especially for Christians. And I know some couples who had withstand 'cheating' and gone through it and GOD used their marriages to bless others by encouraging them to go on whatever happens. I know a couple who is very close to me wherein the man cheated on his wife several times. Not only once. He even had a child with a prostitute but the wife never gave up on praying for her husband. After so many years in bondage, GOD delivered the man. Now, he is a faithful man of GOD.

For all the singles out there, only GOD can make you the right husband/wife. He will correct you, encourage you, convict you and give you as many revelations you need just so you'll know HIS Perfect Will for your life but of course that Will will remain unperceived forever.

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him"

Psalm 111:10
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His precepts have good understanding.
To Him belongs eternal praise."

Second quote: Women are never the weaker partner in a way that men could look down on them as slaves. As GOD stated in HIS Word, GOD made the man a helper for him. The Hebrew term for helper is azer. You can read another article entitled "Woman: Man's Helper or Slave?" Every man longs for a lifetime partner who will be with him til the end of time. GOD planted that natural desire in each one of us. Marriage is a good thing as what I believe. It is how you handle it.

Third quote: One of my most desired revelations. When I've read "missing piece" in that article, I was simply amazed and thoughts came tumbling in my mind.

Genesis 2:21-22
"So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man."

My personal testimony:
GOD had isolated Cody for the very reason of letting him grow in character. For letting him grow in CHRIST. He kind of isolated himself from the world for a few years (deep sleep). And while he was growing in GOD, he desired for a partner and prayed for her. He posted his profile online in a Christian site. I messaged him first. I thought his pics were very adorable. hehehe! Still do. Out of all the possible missing pieces in the world, GOD chose a girl who is as far as 8,000 miles to bring to Cody. GOD chose me. I am blessed that GOD chose me. I am Cody's missing piece. No one else will do.

Other love stories:
This morning, I've read the wonderful story of Abigail's discernment in a book entitled Building Blocks of Biblical Character by Charles R. Swindoll. But I am not going to talk about her gift of discernment. hahaha! Nabal was Abigail's husband but he was a worthless man. Nabal means fool. To shorten the story, Nabal became David's enemy after guarding Nabal's territory. David was about to avenge, when Abigail pleaded for her husband's neck and made a feast for David. She called herself 'maidservant' six times and called David 'my lord' fourteen times. After a few days, the LORD struck Nabal and he died. When David heard that Nabal was dead, he proposed to Abigail to take her as his wife. Yes I'm a hopeful romantic! hehehe! GOD brought Abigail to David. (Story in 1 Samuel 25:1-42)

A guy who was called to serve GOD named Paul grew up in a certain congregation. He longed for a partner. Meanwhile, an actress named Emily, who is a new Christian, was called to attend that congregation. She waited for GOD's Perfect Choice for her after a few heartbreaks in the past. She was given inner healing from her past by confession and submission to GOD and accepting the pain, dealing with it and surrendering it to GOD. Within a few months, she met a very cute guy (as how she described) named Paul. After a few weeks, Paul proposed to her to be his girlfriend. GOD brought Emily to Paul.


There are several more love stories out there. If you have a similar one, please do not hesitate to put it in my comments portion. You'll never know how far your influence can go so start encouraging others now. You can glorify GOD in the simplest ways possible. You can glorify HIM through your love stories. Always be ready to be used by GOD.

Also, all of us will seat at the judgment of GOD so please no judging of others. Do not be rude. Be happy for others. Love doesn't need a timeline. Only GOD knows when the time is right. Remember to always guard your heart though. We never chose the day when GOD called us to service. Same as love, we never chose the day of the pounding of our hearts (as if they wanted to jump out coz of excitement hehehe). Grow more in love. Grow more spiritually with your GOD-chosen partners.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

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