Dear Mrs. Solomon(My Vow)

  
Dear Mrs. Solomon

Prayers do get answered, because we are finally here!

We exchange vows to love, honor & respect, each other. To listen, communicate & encourage. To pray to Him together, study His word & be quiet in His presence. To esteem one another as better, to use our words not as weapons but to sing to each other as though we were exchanging love letters.

I remember when I first made a vow.

I made a vow to not look at a woman lustfully. 

I read that there was a man that God was so sure of His ways that he told that accursed accuser, “Have you seen my servant?” I knew I was not that man. I wanted to honor God with my eyes, but I realized I had never made a vow like that servant of God. So with a bit of courage and utter helplessness I asked the Holy Spirit to help my unbelief. with the iota of faith I had, I made a vow before Him that I wouldn’t intentionally look at a woman lustfully.

That wasn’t my first vow though. 

I remember when I made a vow to wait.

I made a vow to wait for you my queen, and not give my manhood to a prostitute. I reasoned, I would rather love my queen a thousand ways than be in love with a thousand concubines. I know, I am careful to listen to the instructions of my physician when he prescribes my medicine. I figured, I should also listen to the architect of marriage, God, when it comes to love and how enjoy the firey passion without getting burnt!

I wouldn’t have made that vow, if I didn’t make an earlier vow still. 

I remember when I made a vow to make Him Lord & Savior of my life. I had known his word and sang the songs but at some point I strayed away. I got distracted by the glitz and the glitter until He shook me. He shook me awake and told me that I was His and that He would pursue me even in the wilderness. I was ashamed, felt like dirt and thought he would reject me. But He said I loved you even in your dirt and fashioned you before birth. I left my Kingdom to rescue you and if you give your life to me I will turn your ashes to beauty. I will remember your sins no more but you shall be called beloved.

So I made a vow. That I am my beloved and he is mine.

I know how weighty a vow is and I don’t take it lightly. I don’t vow to be the perfect man because I am not; only my savior is. I don’t vow to never hurt you because I know i will at some point. I don’t vow to make you 1st in my life because He comes 1st. But I vow to love you as Christ loves His church, to win your heart and mind before I touch your body and  to pray for you as I pray for myself.

Dear Mrs. Solomon, I knew you would be beautiful and now I understand why the wait was worth it. You kindness melts my heart, your devotion to Christ amazes me and your wisdom and graciousness makes me think you are an angel sent from above disguised as my queen.

I waited for you, you are my reward. I vow to love you forever!

” whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;So he who waits on his master will be honored.” – Proverbs 27:18

Revival

14 then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

We want revival. God says Repent. We want miracles. God says repent. We want healing. God says Repent. We want blessings. God says repent. We want success. God says Repent.

If you don’t think you need to repent, I invite you to look at the life of Job.

According to God, Job was the finest man in all the earth – a good man who fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.

“4 Every year when Job’s sons had birthdays, they invited their brothers and sisters to their homes for a celebration. On these occasions they would eat and drink with great merriment. When these birthday parties ended—and sometimes they lasted several days—Job would summon his children to him and sanctify them, getting up early in the morning and offering a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and turned away from God[c] in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.” – Job 1:4-5(TLB)

He not only repented for himself, but he did for his sons. Not because he was aware of any glaring sin that stood out although, he would have if that happened. But, he repented on behalf of his sons just in case. He understood something. God is Holy. I am not. God is righteous. You are not. If we are to have an intimate relationship with God, it requires us to catch up to His standards, not the other way around.

So, stop what you are doing. Repent! Repent for using His name in vain. Repent for gossiping about your brothers & sisters. Repent for letting pride prevent you from making peace when you can. Repent, if you don’t think you need to. Just do it. Just in case. When, individually, we are right with God and there is a revival in your life and mine, imagine the corporate revival that takes place. Don’t you want Revival?

“6 No, the kind of fast I want is that you stop oppressing those who work for you and treat them fairly and give them what they earn. 7 I want you to share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold, and don’t hide from relatives who need your help.

8 If you do these things, God will shed his own glorious light upon you. He will heal you; your godliness will lead you forward, goodness will be a shield before you, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. 9 Then, when you call, the Lord will answer. “Yes, I am here,” he will quickly reply. All you need to do is to stop oppressing the weak and stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors!” – Isaiah 58: 6- 9(TLB)