Fertility and Abortion

I went to the fertility specialist again this morning and still no sign of any activity in my ovaries… This month they are starting me on injections. Perhaps this will kick things into gear!

I am so amazed at how easy it is for some people to fall pregnant. The world is full of young teenagers who tried sex once or twice or their “safety” failed them once and Voila! They are pregnant! The worst is that often this precious gift is then seen as an inconvenience and they murder their baby through abortion.. I feel so outraged at the very thought that some can even consider this as an option and even more that Christians sit back and do nothing! Abortion kills a baby and wounds a mother.

Once a year we have a special day we set aside to stand for the rights of the unborn called “Life-chain Sunday”. We hold posters with slogans like “Abortion kills Babies” and stand for 3 hours along the side of the road. We usually notify churches and Christian groups long in advance however, when the day comes, very few turn up… Where are the Christians? Where are the people of God? Why are they not standing up and making their voice heard? It is only 3 hours once a year! It seems so insignificant a number if you think of the 1 million babies who have been murdered by abortion in South Africa alone. Why are people so happy to stand up and make a HUGE fuss about the Rhino poaching by raising funds and walking and protesting, but when human babies are being slaughtered… the people are silent?

Hey, I am sure you can come up with a million excuses but just remember, that’s how many babies have been killed already while you sit with your excuses! There will come a day when we all stand before Almighty God and will need to answer for why we kept silent when we knew the truth.

Africa Christian Action is an organization in South Africa that organizes events like the Life-Chain and National Day of Repentance etc. If you are interested in joining to make your voice heard against Abortion please contact them.

Don’t sit on your butt, get involved!

www.christianaction.org.za

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A woman after God’s Heart

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, But the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.”
-Elisabeth Elliot

So, what does it mean to be a woman after God’s own Heart?

Does it mean that you follow a list of rules and regulations? Do you have to shape up to a specific pattern or mold?

I don’t think so.

I believe that in order to be a woman of God, a woman after God’s own Heart, we must get to know our Saviour. We must be so in love with Him and desire to develop a deep, intimate relationship with Him. We must spend time in His Word and on our knees before Him.

When you have a relationship with Him and love Him with all your heart there may be patterns and molds you shape your life to, or rules you follow… but it will be because you desire to please Him and not because anyone else expects it of you.

The Inner Beauty of a Woman

 1 Peter 3:3-4 

“Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

Incorruptible beauty!

What does incorruptible mean? The dictionary defines incorruptible as something that will not dissolve, disintegrate or decay.

In today’s time women strive to keep their beauty and youth as long as possible. We try every facial treatment, creams, face lifts, hair dye and makeup, (just to mention a few) and yet our outward beauty fades… Our outward beauty is corruptible… It fades with time and there is nothing we can do about it.

But, what about this INCORRUPTIBLE beauty the Bible speaks about? How can we get this?

The verse in 1 Peter says “Do not let your adornment be merely outward …rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

The hidden person of the heart refers to our INNER beauty; beauty which comes from our character and out of our hearts. It comes from a gentle and quiet spirit which the Bible declares to be precious in the sight of God.

This is not implying that we change our personality but rather that we shift our focus, away from ourselves and away from our external appearance and towards Jesus Christ and a relationship with Him. Jesus is our true Prince. He wants us to be in love with Him and He promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us. This topic is a whole other message on its own so we won’t elaborate on that now.

Proverbs 31:30,

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

It is this holy reverent fear of the Lord spoken about in Proverbs 31 that inspires praise and also highlights our INNER beauty.

Coming back to the verse in 1 Peter, it says firstly, “do not let your adornment be merely outward…”

This does not imply that you don’t take care of yourself or may not adorn your external body. It only guides us to understand that there are more important than things than our external adornment.

Makeup, jewellery and clothing are simply tools that can enhance a lady’s God-given INNER beauty but, if and when used improperly, will detract from it also.

INNER beauty is also dependent on being content with who you are and how God made you.