The Word Illustrated #72
© Pamyla Floyd
Moving on Purpose
Last night when I got home, I decided to watch tv. I turned to a station that plays old shows and watched Perry Mason. As I watched, I found myself captivated by Perry Mason and Della Street, as they traveled through the courthouse. I noticed how he, anticipating her moves, made sure that he was one step ahead, waiting, and holding the door. As they continued on toward the lawyers box, I noticed how deliberate they were in the way they moved.
He led the way, without apprehension or hesitation, and she, in turn, followed, without reproach; without question. They both stood tall, firm and were positive forces. In my mind's eye, I saw what clearly seemed, to be a dance. Each of them knew their part, and moved in sync to the other. The interest theoy created, instantly drew the attention of those around them.
They moved on purpose, one walking in the role of giver, the other; in the role of receiver. Through out this 'dance', no words were spoken. Their smiles gave way to what words could not have effectively expressed, at that time. The mutual respect and trust that they held for eachother was present, and needed no explanations. Everything was open; there were no hidden agendas, and neither of them needed to look around in fear.
Perry and Della, although collegues, were also long time friends. Older shows like this remind us of a time when two people, attracted to eachother, maintained a level of respect and admiration that budded into a friendship. Sometimes the friendship would grow into more. They didn't face the complications that we have today, because their moves were calculated, deliberated..on purpose. Philippians 4:6 tells us to be careful (anxious) for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication and with thanksgiving, to make our requests made known unto God.
When we take our time and get to know people for who they are (from the inside out), we may be pleasently surprised to find out that we have more in common than we initially might have thought. Positioning ourselves and moving on purpose, puts in direct alignment to reap a crop harvest of blessings never seen before. This is the place where peace of mind, and favor are obtained, while walking under an open heaven. Not for a time or two, but for all times. Before we enter any relationship, we should understand the concepts of giving and receiving. The root of these is love. God is love and it 'for this cause' that we are able to do so. As we begin to walk in love, it will spill over into all areas of our lives. ALL areas of our lives.
The word of God says that he who FINDS a wife, finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. This passage clears up the notion that wives/husbands are made at the altar. It also dispells the rumor that women are to go out and look for a man. This is not biblical advice. However, I will say, that a man/woman moving on purpose, should step out of their comfort zones, go to different events and gatherings; be willling to and atleast try the untried. We could all stretch more. Learning new things, getting more education, finding out about current events in the world, traveling or teaching someone something, are just a few suggestions on how to move on purpose. I'm sure you can think of more ways to share.
Some singles question whether or not it is the will of God for them to marry, I offer you Genesis 2:8, And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. This question was posed by a couple of guests at a Singles Get together that I attended last Friday night. We move on purpose when we have a made up mind to do the things of Christ; this includes saying what He says. But before we can say the right things, they have to be in our hearts. I already know what I would say if someone accidently steps on my baby toe, because it is ingrained in me. The things we believe are outwardly expressed by what we say and do. Proverbs 4:23
This is how our character is developed. When we move with purpose, and want to please God, we are not sleeping around nor have a 'try it before you buy it' mentality. That 'burning' is then channeled in other ways that build us up, rather than tear us down. This is why it is of the utmost importance to know and stand on the word of God. satan comes with his deceptions at every angle. For some, they may feel that they 'have made it ' but there is no wife/husband. For others, they may think their disability is what keeps them single. For yet others, their education, economic status, background, physical attributes etc are constant reminders of why they are single. They are all lies from the pit of hell. There is nothing wrong with you.
So we have to purposely decide who we are going to believe. I choose to believe what God says! Once you find supporting scriptures, you STAND on them, pray them back to God and move in faith toward a life of abundance. If you adopt these steps, you will begin to move on purpose and experience a more satisfied and whole life. Your singlehood will be recognized for what it is, a vacation along the road of life. Right now, come to a better life filled with joy unspeakable and peace of mind. Soon, the question won't be " When will I marry" but "What's the rush"
If you want to know how to ask Jesus into your heart, or want help in leading someone to Christ, please visit my Salvation page. If you want prayer or need help finding scriptures to stand on, please email me: thewordillustrated at yahoo dot com
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law -- Deuteronomy 29:29
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus -- Philippians 4:19
Note: The illustration is of an old car
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