Tag: Love

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “WHAT GOD CAN’T TEACH THRU INSTRUCTION, HE TEACHES THRU EXPERIENCE.”

“Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.
Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. Like an archer who wounds at random
    is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. As a dog returns to its vomit,
    so fools repeat their folly.”  {Proverbs 26:6-11}

Saving Faith

“And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” (Luke 7:50)

When you look at and consider what the woman (who was identified by Luke as being a sinner) endured, it makes her situation that more remarkable.  Risking objection and ridicule by those who were at Simon, the Pharisee’s house, she opened an expensive box of ointment and began to wash Jesus’ feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, and applied the ointment to them.

This selfless act of love, devotion, and worship, prompted Jesus to declare her sins forgiven, sending her off in peace.  This is what Jesus is looking for in each of us.  He’s not looking for someone to draw attention to themselves or boast about their many accomplishments.  He is looking for those who acknowledge their sins, seek after him in faith, and who, in humility, worship him with all that they have.  This is the type of faith that saves.  This is what God is looking for in each of us.  What type of faith are you expressing?

Prayer:  Father, we thank you and give you glory, honor, and praise for what you have accomplished in us through Christ our Lord.  Teach us to rely solely upon his finished work on the cross for our sins that we may enjoy life with you.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

~Joel Osteen

Completely Satisfied

Today’s Scripture

“Blessed, fortunate, happy and spiritually prosperous…are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, uprightness and right standing with God, for they shall be completely satisfied” (Matthew 5:6 AMP).

Today’s Word

God longs to pour out his abundant blessing on every area of your life. He wants you to live completely satisfied. When you hunger and thirst for righteousness–God’s way of doing things–then you will live in complete satisfaction. You direct your hunger by choosing what you focus on. For example, if you focus on your favorite food, if you start thinking about it early in the morning, and all throughout the day, chances are, by the end of the day you’ll be eating it! What you give your attention to, you will desire.

In the same way, the more you give your attention to God and His Word, the more you will hunger for Him. Just like the scripture promises, when you hunger for righteousness, you will be completely satisfied. The world offers so many things for you to give your attention to, but they aren’t things that will satisfy. You might think you want a particular car, or certain clothes, or live in a particular neighborhood. There’s nothing wrong with those things, but understand that “things” won’t ever satisfy you. Recognize that only God will satisfy you. As you hunger for Him, you’ll live in peace and blessing and live completely satisfied all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

Father in Heaven, I come to You today, I ask for forgiveness for allowing anything to capture my heart and attention more than You. I choose today to give You top priority, and choose to hunger for Your righteousness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

– Joel & Victoria Osteen

Dating Advice For Women

Women, do you wanna know what advice men want to give us? Read below to get some insight on how men really feel, directly from the horse’s mouth –

  • “Encourage me!”
  • “I need a partner, not a mom”
  • “Sweats & no makeup is just as cute as being dolled up”
  • “Just because your man has a critical opinion of you doesn’t mean he’s lost interest in you.
    Just fix it”
  • “Don’t be mean”
  • “Exercise good hygiene”
  • “Remember, men have feelings too”
  • “Stop entertaining men you don’t want to commit to”
  • “Say what you mean & mean what you say”
  • “I love natural hair!”
  • “Stop expecting us to give you our best effort when you’re still exploring your options”
  • “Stop trying to compete with me”
  • “Be true to who you are”
  • “Don’t be afraid to be spontaneous”
  • “Learn to trust (again)”
  • “Don’t be inconsolable – if I can’t calm you down, then why call me?”
  • “Don’t always listen to your friend’s advice”
  • “Have at least 3 dishes you can cook really well”
  • “Learn to apologize earnestly”
  • “Stop bringing up old stuff”
  • “A man shouldn’t be “like” you. You need a yin to your yang”
  • “Listen to understand & not to respond”
  • “Don’t think being crazy is ‘cute’”
  • “Don’t put everything over social media – leave something for just the two of us”
  • “Stop thinking that every man wants you – they don’t!”
  • “Everything doesn’t always click on the first date. Give things a chance”
  • “Don’t listen to Steve Harvey”
  • “Reciprocate some of the actions you want to see from him”
  • “Go in without expectations”

How To Attract Love

I came across a meme that expressed several ways to attract the love you’re looking for. Read below & let me know what you think in the comments!

  • Acknowledge red flags as soon as they surface
  • Know what it is that you are looking for
  • Be able to describe what it is you’re looking for
  • Be emotionally available
  • Raise your standards (if they’re not high enough)
  • Be who you want to attract
  • Don’t get stuck on 1 option – there is more than one person out there for you
  • Look for love in everyone
  • Don’t be afraid to take a chance!