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Husbands love your wives

Husbands love your wives

In marriage, it is important to make your partner feel special and loved daily. Don’t let your work or your busy life interfere with keeping your wife emotionally and physically satisfied, and letting her know how important she is to you.

1. Love them despite their faults.

Be patient and understanding of your wives. It is true, they can be irritating at times, but that’s the best time to show them you are understanding of their moodiness which is characteristic of a woman, and will continue to love them them unconditionally. Always remember that you too have faults, and you can sometimes be difficult to get along with as well.

2. Compliment them daily.

Women need to be complimented regularly. They can be very insecure at times and need to be reasurred that you still think they are the most attractive and sexy, and highly loved and desired by you. Tell them how beautiful they are every day. Be affectionate. Make love to them regularly and leave them with a smile on their face.

3. Give them the attention they need from you.

Touch and affection is a language that all women crave from their husbands. In the marriage relationship, it’s imperative that you make time to talk with your wife and listen to her concerns. Your wife also needs to be romanced regularly. Date nights, flowers, and love notes should never go out of style – no matter how long you’ve been married.

4. Make them feel secure and protected.

Don’t ever bring up the “D” word (divorce). Regularly reassure them you are a partner for life and there is no other woman that can ever take her place. Make an actual “Goal Board” of your future plans illustrating your shared dreams for the future. Discuss financial goals, future travel plans, your bucket list; it’s an impressive demonstration of commitment to a secure and happy future together.

Be the husband, dad and leader God created you to be!

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

“Perhaps the monotony of everyday has made us lose the charm that we two used to have, but I want you to know that you are the lady of my dreams and I don’t know what I would do without you by my side. I really love you so much.” – Anonymous

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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God’s timing is always perfect

Gods timing is always perfect

One of the hardest lessons in the life of the faithful is learning to trust in God’s timing.

We are so used to making decisions independently of God’s wisdom and timing that we struggle with waiting. Waiting for things to happen. Waiting for various elements to fall in place. We pray and ask God’s will to be done but afterwards we get impatient and want to take back control when things don’t happen fast enough.

God is never in a hurry.

His plans for us are perfectly engineered and sometimes slow in unfolding. But if we wait long enough we will see things happen at just the right time and in the right way.

Remember, the Lord sometimes will lead us in ways that don’t make sense to us. If we try to figure everything out ahead of time, we will struggle, get confused, and lose faith. Let us say with the psalmist, “I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O LORD; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands.” – Psalm 31:14-15

Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding or faulty reasonings. Seek His perfect will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-)

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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“Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” -Habakkuk 2:2-3

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1 woman married 7 brothers

One woman married seven brothers

1 WOMAN MARRIED 7 BROTHERS. WHO’S WIFE WILL SHE BE IN HEAVEN?

This is a hypothetical story and question that was asked of Jesus by the Sadducees in Matthew 22:23-30. But it makes us wonder, “Will there be marriage in heaven?”

Not so, Jesus responded.

He said we will be like the angels who neither marry nor have a need to create children. “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.”

Does that mean there is no sex in heaven?

There is not, here is why…Sexual union between a husband and his wife is something that God created here on earth for our temporary enjoyment and the multiplication of the human race. But it will no longer be necessary in heaven, which is already full of angels and resurrected people.

As enjoyable as you may find sexual intimacy here on earth, there is something far more enjoyable than sex: being in the glorious presence of God where there is eternal love, peace, joy and happiness! Believe me, we will not miss the dimension of sexuality when we will have something 1000 or maybe 1,000,000 times better.

But what about our dead husbands or wives? Will we still be married in heaven?

Jesus said, no. We may still recognize our former husbands or wives and enjoy their company among the other resurrected saints, but the previous marital bonds will no longer exist.

What will heaven be like?

Like the popular song says, “We can only imagine.” Heaven will be so incredibly good that it is impossible to describe. Think of the most wonderful time or happiness you have ever experienced and multiply that by 1000 times. That’s what heaven will be like. Maybe even more.

How do we know that?

Because God says so, and God does not lie. He has promised, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

In Christ’s kingdom, there awaits us blessing and reward of such magnitude that no human words could ever describe nor our limited thoughts could ever conceive. If you believe it, say amen.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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Watch for my next message, “What is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?”

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Joy comes in the morning

Joy comes in the morning

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

I have a dear friend and sister in Christ who lost her husband to diabetes and kidney failure. She and her husband pastored a growing Christian church in the Philippines at one time. But when her husband died, she was initially hurt and discouraged. She had to take over as head of her family and church ministry. It was very difficult at first, yet she did not lose hope. She trusted God to be faithful in the midst of her difficult season and circumstances.

“When my husband was struggling with his illness, I asked God many questions” says Rosana. “Why Lord? Why did you take my husband? He was faithful to serve you. He loved you so much!” Then one day I said to God, ‘Let your will be done. You know what is better for my husband.’ Three months of pain and suffering later, God took him and placed him in His presence. And I know today he is enjoying himself in the presence of our Almighty God.”

Eventually, the Lord restored her life and provided for her needs. She is happy and thriving again in ministry by the grace of God.

How about you? Does pain make you bitter, or better?

When you get hurt, do you withdraw into a shell and wallow in self-pity, anger or resentment? Or, do you accept your painful circumstances, trust God to make a new way for you, and give you the grace and strength to be happy again?

Remaining steadfast in your faith can turn the most difficult life experience into a blessing in disguise. God wants us to adjust our bad attitudes and not accept temporary defeat. Instead, we must keep pressing on and moving forward until we win the prize.

The Lord also reminds us that, “we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28

No matter what hurt or pain you’re experiencing today, run to God immediately and pray. He is loving and compassionate, our refuge and strength, a very present help in our time of trouble (Psalm 46:1,2).

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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COMMENT from Hema: “That is how things happened in my life. Our God n father takes care detail when you are a widow. I am so grateful for His love n support.  Jesus never stops in His care for our lives. The emotional,mental and physical strain in single parenting as I thought it was…..was actually not. God is my husband and there is no way I’m doing this alone. When my husband died the weight of his responsibilities at church became mine.  I suffered under that weight. Today I am victorious because of my God. Helping others cope in this cruel world. “

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If God created us in His image

If God created us in His image, are we more like Him, or He like us?

Many of the attributes of the one true God bear similarities to human qualities. However, God our heavenly Father’s attributes are incomparably greater than they are in us. That’s because we are still spiritual infants just learning to walk in the ways of God. It will take us a whole lifetime to be able to make substantial progress.

For instance, if God is love, we are able to love. But God is able to love to a much higher degree and intensity than we can. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ we become more and more like God, manifesting higher and higher degrees of His attributes such as love, goodness, grace, compassion, patience, gentleness, truthfulness, faithfulness, and so on.

The important thing to guage is that our journey in Christ remains in a progressive trajectory, and that it is upward and not downward. If we remain in this pattern then we have the blessed hope that one day we shall become as He is.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are being transformed into His same image from one degree of glory to another.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18

“Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him…” – 1 John 3:2

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Come as you are

God says Come To Him As You Are

God says come to Him just as you are.

Sadly, I ran away from God for many wasteful years. It’s not that I didn’t believe in God; I did. But I was a rebel, wanting to live my life in any which way I pleased. I didn’t want God – or anyone else – telling me what I could, or could not do. Long story short, I made a mess of my life and got into all sorts of trouble.

It’s not that I didn’t know better either. I had a good moral upbringing. My parents baptized me when I was a baby in the Roman Catholic church, which I attended throughout my boyhood. But when I became a teenager, I changed for the worse. I got involved with drugs, illicit sex, and all manner of self-destructive behavior.

Fortunately, God never gave up on me.

He sent many Christians into my life to help me, and to teach me about His love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. I finally repented and received Christ as my Savior and Lord. I was “born again” and experienced a radical life transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit. It was the best decision I have ever made. As I look back now I wish I had done it sooner and avoided so much pain and suffering which I brought upon myself.

One of the reasons I ran away from God for those many years is because I wrongly believed God was angry at me. I pictured Him ready to strike me down with a lightning bolt and send me to hell for eternity. That wasn’t the case at all; I had a distorted view and understanding of God. I discovered that He was not a cruel and vengeful God, but merciful, forgiving and loving. Like a good Father, He was patiently waiting for me to recognize the error of my ways and come to Him for salvation and deliverance.

What about you?

Are you ready to turn your life over to God? Have you had enough of your rebellious living and self-inflicted unhappiness? Why not come to Him today? He will receive you just as you are. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past. God has been patiently waiting for you too with His open arms of love and forgiveness. Pray and ask Jesus Christ to become your Savior and Lord. You’ll be glad you did!

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


“And the Spirit and the bride say, COME. And let him that hears say, COME. And let him that is thirsty COME. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” – Revelation 22:17

“All that the Father giveth me shall COME to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” – John 6:37


 

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I opened a gift this morning

I opened a gift

I opened a gift this morning. It was the blessing of another day of life. Thank you Lord.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24

Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so let us give God thanks for each day, see the good in every day, and make the most of it.

God gives us the exact experiences we need in life to help us to know that His Divine hand is in everything. May we recognize that no experience in life is simply random or coincidental; it is all a part of God’s plan to help us to grow closer to Him and to recognize His Love and be joyful.

The small things that sometimes get us down melt away when we remember the blessing of being alive to live another day in fellowship with God and one another.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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A mother’s unchanging love

A reflection of Gods love

As we reflect on the love of our mothers on this annual Mother’s Day celebration, let us remember that God Himself created our mothers and fathers too. He is our Creator and we are all His beloved children.

That special bond that exists between mother and son, or mother and daughter, did not happen by accident. God deliberately placed His unchanging love in our mothers to be a reflection of His own love for us. The Psalmist reminds us of this fact when he wrote these words:

“But you, O LORD, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” – Psalm 86:15

Was your mother merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness? Mine was, and I hope yours was too. That’s because God placed those character qualities in them. He also wanted us to learn by their example and become the same kind of parent with our own children.

Abiding in God’s love

Finally, Jesus tells us in John 15:9-12 how to abide in God’s love – by being obedient and faithful children, that our joy may be full. “As God the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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Do not grow tired of doing good

Do not grow tired of doing good

DO NOT GROW TIRED OF DOING GOOD

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. For at just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

In contrast to the forces of Satan and his evil followers who are always busy doing hurt and causing suffering in the world today, the apostle Paul exhorts us Christians to do good always. The Bible also tells us to bless, and not to curse, to render evil to no man, to be instruments of peace where there is strife and turmoil, and to never get tired of laboring for God’s kingdom.

Yes, I know sometimes we get weary. Sometimes we feel discouraged and fatigued. Sometimes we feel that no one appreciates us (I admit I feel this way sometimes). But we must keep going and continue to move forward, for God appreciates everything we do for Him.

Stay the course

“Stay the course” is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle, meaning, to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism. It is a nautical metaphor for maintaining a constant, unfaltering course while navigating throughout our lives in the practice of our Christian faith.

Do not let your hands hang down through lukewarmness or in slothful labor, or in timidity or fear. Keep doing good in everything you can.

Jesus our Lord has promised that we will eventually reap a bountiful harvest for ourselves – and for others – if we do not give up.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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What does the cross mean to you?

What does the cross mean to you

What does the cross of Jesus Christ mean to you?

To some people, the cross is a symbol of their religion. To others, it is a decorative ornament you wear around your neck. But to us who believe and have a daily relationship with God, it should remind us of how much Jesus Christ loved us; that he suffered and died on the cross to pay for our sins. He who did not sin, died for those who did, so that we would could be forgiven.

The Romans used the cross as a brutal method of executing crimininals. Although Jesus was no criminal, He allowed Himself to be crucified to pay for my sins and for yours. We are all sinners in need of salvation.

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard of perfection.” – Romans 3:23

When God first created mankind he was perfect. Adam and Eve lived in a perfect world without sin, without pain, without sickness, and without injustice. But afterwards, sin entered into the world and we became sinners. Every generation born after Adam and Eve were born with the inclination to sin, and the world became contaminated with sin. That’s why we have so many problems today.

But God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from our sinful ways. In order to become perfect again we have to be “born again” and die to our sinful ways – by believing in the message of the cross. We can be justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin on the cross. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus sacrificed his life and shed his blood for us (Romans 3:24-26).

Will you believe it? Will you accept God’s free gift of salvation through faith? Pray right now, and ask Jesus Christ to become your Savior and teach you how to live a perfect life according to God’s standards. It’s not easy to be perfect; it takes lots of practice. But with God’s help and power, it is an attainable goal.

– Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

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