Mentee Mingle Brunch with Pastor Cora Jakes Coleman, Dallas TX #CJCMenteeMingle

More fun, love, laughter, tears, and wise counsel. Thank you, Pastor Cora Jakes Coleman, for another blessed day with you a glorious weekend this Brunch was like no other and I was excited to be present.

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen was the perfect location in the heart of Dallas, Texas and who wouldn’t want homemade comfort foods? Ellen’s offered Brunch all day so yes you can have breakfast for dinner. Why not? Very busy and fast-paced.

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The Mimosa’s though! I honestly think it was my first time trying Mimosa. Yummy

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We pulled 4 round tables together for a good conversation Cora asked us to each bring 5 questions and there was at least one question amongst all of us that was gonna make you cry, laugh, learn, rethink, and more you just never know what emotions were about to be spilled on the table. I had fun and can’t wait to do it again.

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Rebekah’s Life and Legacy

Rebekah Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never seen or met. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promises he had made.

Rebekah is a very beautiful woman from head to toe at this time who was also a virgin no man has ever slept with her. Rebekah who is loving and kind went to move with a man she didn’t know. As for myself and I’m sure other women who may feel the same way will not allow a strange man we don’t know a room in our home then offer to meet our relatives like we knew them for years, even though times has changed and people are putting more and more trust into “strangers” Where I do see fit for the man who prayed to the Lord for a woman like herself. How can you thank the Lord for answering your prayer in the middle of praying what are the odds this will happen.

Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.”

How do you think your family would respond? After being involved and meeting with the person of your dreams. I suggest test out some questions to see what you get.

Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Sometimes I think about God calling me to move far away from home and away from my immediate family in fact I think about it so much I think he called me when he didn’t. I keep an ear out so I can always hear when God say, Ranisha its time go move with your husband. I definitely want to obey his word and sacrifice to please God.

How can I describe what Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was like? Parenting crossed my mind when I think of what skills I’ll have vs my husband’s. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

I want my children to know the value of a dollar and the hard work “their” parents had to put in for the food on their table. I don’t want them to think because their parents have the money they can have all the electronics, Jordan’s, and jeans they want, but have failing grades.

What I learned about Rebekah was her favoritism to Jacob and she went along with the tricks and schemes to help him gain a blessing. When I read the full chapter of Genesis 27 I have gain understanding of Genesis 27:46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?” I am also inspired by her faith to marry a man she didn’t know. How many of us can say God I trust you this is it?

If you know the story feel free to comment below or link me on Twitter to elaborate on Genesis 27:46 and tell me from you’re understanding?

 

Steadfast Love And Tender Compassion

Trust in God’s perfect will for your life. Are you having a hard time deciding on a match made in Heaven. I want to help you make those challenging decisions. Look for a love story that will inspire you. Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires”

Before you get started you have to know all the answers to your questions things can be more challenging if you answer with “I don’t know” Here are some questions to consider.

  1. Can I see myself marrying this person? Am I dating for fun?
  2. Is this a deep and meaningful relationship?
  3. Will God approve of their beliefs and values?
  4. Am I using my brain or my hormones?
  5. Does reputation mean anything to me?
  6. What’s our level of communication? How often are we texting?
  7. How much time do I spend with this person before they get difficult?
  8. Do I spend enough time with this person? Are we getting to know each other?

You may also have your own questions.

Remember to take your time and think things through. Be careful not to make a decision based on how you feel in the moment.

Togetherness and Closeness can be very important for any form of bond. We all want that relationship no one can come between. Can you two work together as opposed apart. How will you help each other become stronger in your spiritual life. Are you both moving in the same direction in terms of your calling?

Will your love stand the test of time? However you may not be perfect, but someone can be perfect for you. Trust, avoid, learn and examine. Your viewers are watching you. This may result in you looking quite different to those around you. Save yourself from pain and heartache.

Write down the qualities of your future spouse come up with at least 10 characteristics and make this list a matter of prayer. Psalm 17:6 “I call upon you, for you will answer me, God. Listen closely to me and hear my prayer”

“Marriages made in fairytales are the stuff of fantasy, but marriages made in Heaven are the stuff of eternity” Sharon Bussey