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WOMEN’S CALL TO SANTIFICATION
“Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” – Joshua 3:5.
This was Joshua’s call to the children of Israel in Biblical Times for a return to a life of virtue, and it is the same call to us today. We simply cannot do the work that God have been reserved and prepared for us women to do unless we can access the strength and confidence that comes by living a virtuous life.
In the world, today we have seen an increase in the intensity of the attacks on a women’s identity and virtue. The media, women liberation organizations and the fashion industry has all promulgated an image of what a woman should look like or be like, and has showed many misleading images of womanhood.
These images in some cases has caused some women to be distracted from who they really are, dismayed by how they look, and even enticed them to behave in ways that may be ungodly trying to live up to these images. So, if you can be dismayed, discouraged, distracted, delayed, or disqualified from being worthy to receive the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and stray away from your divinity, then the enemy has won.
Remember, you are daughters of God. You cannot be a generation of young women who are just contented to fit in with the norms of society. You must have the courage to stand out, to “arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.” When you do not conform to the beauty or social standards of the world, the world would have you believe that you are not significant—that you are out of fashion and out of touch with reality. The world calls to you with the unrelenting, noisy voices to “live it up,” “try everything,” “experiment and be happy.” On the other hand, the Holy Spirit whispers to you from within and invites you to “walk in the paths of virtue,” “lay aside the false misleading images of this world,” “and cleave unto your divinity.”
Deep beauty springs from virtue. There is beauty in being chaste and morally clean. It is the kind of beauty that is unique, that you see in the eyes of all virtuous women. Such is the beauty that is earned through faith, repentance, and honoring a relation with God.
The world places so much emphasis today on physical attractiveness and would have you believe that you are to look like the elusive models seen on the cover of a magazine. Please be assured that God has wondrously created you, and would tell you that you are each uniquely beautiful. When you are a woman who is virtuous, chaste, and morally clean, your inner beauty glows in your eyes and in your face. It is true, “If you live close to God and His infinite grace, you won’t have to tell anyone that you are doing so, it will show in your face.”14 When you are worthy of the companionship of the Holy Spirit, you are confident and your inner beauty shines brightly. And so “let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and … the Holy Spirit shall be thy constant companion.”
We have read in the word of God that “the gift of the Holy Spirit … quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections in us. … It inspires virtue, kindness, modesty, goodness, tenderness, gentleness and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features.”
Women naturally bring with them into the world a certain virtue, a divine gift that makes them adept at instilling such qualities as faith, courage, empathy, and refinement in relationships, in cultures, and in the world. Women play a pivotal role in the enhancement of society.
Most sacred is a woman’s role in the creation of life – the woman give birth. We know that our physical bodies have a divine origin4 and that we must experience both a physical birth and a spiritual rebirth in order to reach the highest realms in God’s celestial kingdom. Thus, women play an integral part in God’s work and glory “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” As grandmothers, mothers, and role models, women have always been the guardians of the wellspring of life, and should be teaching each generation that come the importance of sexual purity—of chastity before marriage and fidelity within marriage. In this way, they would be a civilizing influence in society; bringing out the best in men; they would be able to perpetuate wholesome environments in which to raise secure and healthy children.
Attitudes toward human sexuality threaten the moral authority of women on several fronts. Abortion for personal or social convenience will strike at the heart of a woman’s most sacred powers and destroys her moral authority. The same is also true of sexual immorality and of revealing dress that not only debases women but helps to reinforce the lie that a woman’s sexuality is what defines her worth. We have enough vanity among women; we need more virtue.
My plea to women and girls today is to protect and cultivate the moral force that is within you; which is your divinity. Preserve that innate virtue and the unique gifts you bring with you into the world. Your intuition is to do good and to be good, and as you follow the Holy Spirit, your moral authority and influence will grow. To the young women I say, don’t lose that moral force even before you have it in full measure. Take particular care that your language is clean, and seasoned with wisdom, not coarse; that your dress reflects modesty, not vanity; and that your conduct manifests purity, not promiscuity. Remember this, you cannot lift others to virtue on the one hand if you are entertaining vice on the other.
God is getting ready to use women, both young and older, to help in the restoration process, so we need to begin sanctifying ourselves. I pray that He finds many of us living the virtuous life.
|Posted on April 3, 2017 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Before you can love other selves adequately, you’ve got to love your own self properly. A lot of people don't love themselves.
And you know what loving yourself also means? It means that you’ve got to accept yourself. (That's right) So many people are busy trying to be somebody else and not being themselves in true fullness. If you don't know, let me tell you, God gave all of us something significant. And we must pray every day, asking God to help us to accept ourselves. (Yeah) That means everything about ourselves: how we look, the color of our skin, shape, size, status, only in acceptance can we find strength and courage to make a positive more forward.
Get up and acknowledge; "I am somebody". (Yes) I have a rich, noble, and proud heritage and a bright future. However exploited and however painful my history (past) may have seem to be, I’m beautiful." (Yes) This is what we’ve got to say. We’ve got to accept ourselves. And we must pray, "Lord, Help me to accept myself every day; help me to accept my tools (my attributes), my gifts, my talents", For if my creator has given it to me, it must be for some divine purpose, because everything He made was good, "I was fearfully and wonderfully made".(Shout it out) "Lord, I ain’t much, but I is all I got." (Laugh) So use what you got and multiply, multiply, multiply. Out of little cometh plenty.
And after accepting ourselves and our tools, we must discover what we are called to do with these tools, what has God called us to do, what is our life's work or purpose. And once we discover it we should set out to do it with all of the strength and all of the power that we have in our systems, do it so well that neither the living nor the unborn could do it any better.
Marilyn Mars Ministries of Restoration
|Posted on January 17, 2017 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Importance of Water to the Body
Human beings can survive without food for about thirty to forty days – about five weeks – but without water their life will end in about three to five days. The average person body is made up of approximately 70% water although the water content varies from person to person and from one body part to another.
The body water supply is responsible for and is involved in nearly every body process:
• Primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body and necessary for all building functions in the body
• Helping in the maintenance of normal body temperature
• Important in carrying waste material out of the body, therefore it is important to replace the water that is constantly being lost when we sweat and eliminate
• Essential to help lubricate the joints
• Essential in helping the lung tissue to keep moist, to facilitate oxygen intake and carbon dioxide excretion, water is essential for breathing. Approximately one pint of water is lost each day through exhaling.
A drop in the water content in the body causes a decline in blood volume. The lowering on the blood volume triggers the hypothalamus, which is the brain’s thirst center, to send out a demand for a drink. This also causes a rise in the concentration of sodium in the blood and the built up of toxins in the body system.
When you do not drink enough water, you become dehydrated. As we age we have a lesser reserve of water in the body so it is important that we drink enough water even when we do not feel thirsty. Drinking water can also help to control overeating, as thirst is sometimes mistaken for hunger.
Drinking quality water can be very beneficial for virtually all disorders know to humankind, helping to prevent or improve conditions like:
• Bowel and bladder problems. Helps with constipation
• Headaches can be reduced by drinking water
• Flush out toxins in the body system
• Anxiety attacks
• Food intolerances, “acid stomach”, and heartburn
• Colitis pain
• Hot flashes
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, muscle soreness
• Slowing the aging process
• Kidney stones
• Obesity, excessive body fat
• Glaucoma and cataracts
• Diabetes and hypoglycemia
Without adequate water, we would poison ourselves with our own metabolic wastes. The kidneys remove waste products such as uric acid, urea, and lactic acid, all of which must be dissolved in water. If there is not enough water available in the body to dissolve these substances that can damage the kidneys. If you do not take in enough water to maintain fluid balance, every bodily function can be impaired. The more active you are, the more water you must consume to keep your body’s water level in balance. Drink about 10 full glasses of quality water (80 ounces) daily.
|Posted on November 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Many men and women today are caught up in the roller coaster of desires and emotions which they are bent to have satisfied at any cost, and sometimes the cost is very high.
Let me begin by saying quite clearly, that YOU are not your desires, nor are YOU your emotions. But, YOU are THE SPIRIT of LIFE of GOD, and that your spirit is the MASTER over all your desires and emotions. You are a SPIRTUAL BEING having a human experience. Yes, you are the MASTER; however what you have done is simply chosen in your ignorance and confusion to make your emotions and desires the MASTER over your SPIRIT.
What is desire?
Desire is a sense of longing or hoping for a person, object, or outcome to happen. If the desire is to take a definite direction, it is absolutely necessary that the idea of the object, from which the pleasure is to be expected, should also be present and it should control your activity. Desires are birthed out of emotions. Desires are wantings
What is emotion?
Emotions are specific and intense psychological and physical reactions to a particular event. Emotions seem to rule our lives every day. We oftentimes make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. We also choose activities and hobbies based on the emotions they incite in us. All emotions have the following parts: subjective feelings, physiological (body) responses, and expressive behavior. So you create your reality by the emotions that you feel.
In both state of being we have an underline aspect that runs through the core of them both, and that is the fact that both emotions and desires depend or strives on some external stimuli for its existence. It is control of us, from some external circumstances.
Look around today in the world and you will see that the television, magazines, movies and the advertising medias are all helping to create your desires for you, by influencing you and molding you with false images of what is beauty, and all these images keeps directing your attention as to “how” you should look physically, you should dress, you should be attractive and appealing. As these images floods your emotions you begin to look at yourself critically and then the FEAR of being too unattractive, unworthy, unpopular or rejected by others, who you allow to judge you as a human being, begins to creep up on you. You become bound by this FEAR and then this fear creates in you the desire TO BE WORTHY of LIFE, so you get busy trying to fit this false mold that has been created for you and therefore do not spend time on trying to develop your creative spiritual potential within.
How dare you feel that you are UNWORTHY as you compare yourself against and believe in the false images that has been portrayed. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS TRUTH! YOU ARE GOD’S TEMPLE!, fearfully and wonderfully made in HIS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS! Do not let your desires or your emotions take control of you, especially when they are negative or false. YOU ARE MASTER! You are in control. Do not become OBSESSIVE PRE-OCCUPIED with what the world through the media, advertisements, movies are expecting you to be, but instead begin to ignite your CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN.
Your CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN, is at all this time screaming at you for recognition to be released from the self imposed bondage that you have placed on it as you seek to fulfill your desires that you have created through your emotions; to look sexy, have sex, love, feel worthy, feel appreciated and such like.
It is so important to remember that ignorance of the truth is only acceptable for a time. God within you is ever giving you many opportunities to turn your ignorance into THE WISDOM OF KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH. That is why you feel this prompting within you, but you don’t know what it is. You somehow know that there is more to you than you are experiencing right now, but you don’t know what to do about it. The creative potential within you is prompting you; it is stirring within you, needing to be satisfied, so you are mistakenly trying to satisfy it by creating this false illusion that maybe if you try to emulate these images that the world shows you as good, you will find satisfaction and feel fulfilled. But the fact of the matter is at the end of this entire charade, you are still unfulfilled.
My friends, your CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN begins to unfold as you turn within and acknowledge the trueness of who you are, get to KNOW GOD, get to KNOW SELF. When you truly understand and recognize the truth of your being, your creative spiritual unfolding will no longer be frustrated or limited. You will blossom out into being who you truly are.
No false images, need to look for love in all the wrong places, over indulgence is sexual acts, alcoholism, drugs, excessive make-up, painfully sculpturing your body to look like the fabulous or be accepted by society or any other such things, should control you. As you begin the unfolding and adventure of discovering YOUR creative spiritual potential, you will be so surprised, because at this point you will discover that all the supposing needs for the above are no longer appealing to you. You will be detached and no longer have interest in it. When this happens you are truly the MASTER, you are in control of your desires and your emotions.
What a wonderful position to be in: YOU ARE THE MASTER, of you.
Minister Marilyn Mars
November 1, 2016
|Posted on August 27, 2016 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Many have become discouraged when they realize that although they have exercised their mental faculties to the point where their mind has been literally crammed with the encyclopedic knowledge of the world, they are still nevertheless mentally muscle-bound and powerless to take dominion over their own personal affairs - much less the earth- because they are spiritually anemic.
Now, this discouragement has come about as a result of their individual failure to recognize the fact that they are actually a monadic part of God. They do not understand that in their eternal union with the mind of God, they are connected to a giant computer. Through this computer, all knowledge is immediately available by spiritual transmission to those who are willing to use it to do the will of God.
"Take dominion over the world - take dominion over your life." You were intended to be a practical manifestation of God, learning how to master your environment and your life by infinite wisdom from God united with your own natural intelligence.
Take control of your own circumstances, God is in charge - not in control, if he was he would not have given us freedom- free will to choose who we want to be or do. Joshua 24:15 said "as for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Spiritual intellegence is needed in our house, church and in everything that we do.
Transmute the conditions in your own world that you do not want by determined and persistent effort. Every person who exalts the life of God within themselves knows the power to do all things is in their hands every day, within the reach of their own intellengence and spirit.
Now my beloved, digest this into your consciousness; looking to another is not the solution to your problems; nor will it win the intended fulfilment God holds for you, blessed of God. If you are however enlightened by the torch of divine knowlege, and is aware of the magnificence of your true divine self-hood, you will be able to summon the strength from the invisible realm and use the processes of transmutative power from there within your own world and affairs to daily master all outer conditions by the spiritual means and physical appurtenances available to you.
See your life, at any age or at any time as amenable to change for the better. Also see yourself as possessing the capability to surmount any condition at will. To be free you must disallow all old ideas as quickly as you are able to, and you must discard all outworn concepts and erroneous beleifs about yoursef, and your divine self-hood and become the divine being - acknowleging the source of your power.
Minister Marilyn Mars
|Posted on July 31, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
As we look around in our world today there is evidence of change all around us. The season changes, the month changes, the year changes, the day changes and such like. Every thing has it time and every goes through a season of change, even our attitudes and our bodies. The entire creation knows that change is inevitable.
People generally are very resistant to change because there is an element of uncertainty as to how change may affect our lives, especially if we are comfortable in the position of life that we are presently. These people see change as an interference or disturbance in their life even if in reality it may bring about some benefit to them. They may be content to remain in the same old condition because and forgo the benefit because of fear of change.
Creation itself teaches us that change is a necessary requirement for progress and regeneration. If there is no change there is stagnation, no growth, no development in our life. Even in our mind we are changing our thoughts daily about many issues because our old thoughts may not be beneficial to the present age or system of doing things. If we do not change our thinking we will not be an asset or be able to positively contribute to society, our family and more so to our own individual development.
We must however be able to recognize the time and the season to effect change in our life. A good clue is when we realize that there is stagnation in our present situation or condition, this is an indication that change is necessary. The kind of change we need to make will be determine according to our circumstances. The type of change needed must be well sort out, and though out before made because change must be beneficial, it must be rewarding, it must bring about progress.
This may be your season to change, change your attitude, thinking, friends, places you visit, job, relationship, living environment, eating habits, the way you dress, the way you present yourself, your outlook of life, your hairstyle or whatever it is that is no longer benefiting you.
Stop the fear and make the change, you deserve it. Remember there is a time and a season for everything, even creation knows this well enough, if it did not I shudder to think how chaotic the world would have been.
|Posted on July 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
by Marilyn Mars
Eating a well-balanced diet may be hard to do. However these supplements can help you reach your goals.
You try to eat healthy, but somehow with all that you may have going on you are still unable to do so. To help fill this void consider adding a supplement to your diet.
Helps to keep your bones and teeth strong. Calcium is beneficial to the body, particulary needed by postmenopausal women, when they are at a risk for sbone loss and osteoporosis.
Best food sources: Milk, cheese, and yogurt are excellent sources of calcium. If diary foods does not agree with you there are other foods that can also give you calcium like spinach, kale, okra, collards, soybeans and white beans.
This is commonly know to aid the body's absorption of calcium in order to build strongs bones. Low leavels of vitamin D in the body has been linked to depression, heart disease and disbetes.
Best food sources: We get our daily dose of vitamin D from sunlight, however, that may not be always possoisble. So supplement by loading up with food like fish (salmon, trout, tuna) mushrooms, and milk.
Every month women lose iron fron their body through mensrtrual periods. Therefore it is imperative to replace that which was lost. Iron is essential for cell growth because it helps produce red blood cells, it also supports a strong immune system and maintin cognitive development.
Best food sources: Most meat sources like lean red meat, chicken and turkey are good for iron. You can also eat liver, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and lentils.
If you find yourself struggling with PMS, migraines, irritability, and painful cramps. You need to add more magnesium to your diet.
Best food sources: Dark leafy vegetables are best, but you can also eat some bananas, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds and soybeans.
Daily doses of vitamin A helps to keep your eyes and vision sharp. It also helps your immune system function smoothly and helps your body to fight off disease.
Best food sources: Carrots, Iceberg lettuce, Sweet potatoes, Mustard greens, Butternut squash, whole milk, Kale.
|Posted on July 13, 2016 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
"Women, young ladies, modesty means you have beauty and power. And you use that to teach men how to love you for the right reasons".
"Women are constantly bombarded in movies, television, fashion magazines, and in advertisements with the message that looks are everything! The pitch is, ‘If your looks are good enough, your life will be glamorous and you will be happy and popular.’ That kind of pressure is immense in the teenage years, and continues into womanhood. It is no wonder that so many women, and far too many teens and girls are obsessed with how they look. They want to be beautiful, just like all of those women that they see in the media every day. Part of that desirability, according to the underlying messages from many fashion magazines and media stars, lies in clothing, especially revealing clothing. In too many cases too much is being done to the human body to meet just such a fictional (to say nothing of superficial) standard…In terms of preoccupation with self and a fixation on the physical, this is more than social insanity; it is spiritually destructive, and it accounts for much of the unhappiness in women who may not be able to live up to these standards.
The key to understanding what constitutes modesty in dress, is for a woman to sincerely examine the attitudes and intents of her heart. Those whose hearts are inclined toward revealing their dignity will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are inclined toward self objectivity will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others. Her only desire is in telling the world that she determines her own worth on a purely physical basis and that that her attrativeness depends on how much of her body she reveals. Further, by dressing in an immodest fashion, displaying her body for men to lust after, she causes her brothers to sin, and the reality is that immodest dress affects men, young and old, some men are even disgusted by this. It should be noted that the way that one dresses have a great imapct on others.
Especially to the young ladies, when you live only “to be looked at,” self-conscious of our bodies, you are left with fewer mental and physical resources to do what can really bring happiness. You perform worse on math tests, logical reasoning tests, athletic performance, have lower sexual assertiveness (including the ability to say “no” when needed), and you are left unfulfilled and unhappy. There are many young ladies that can attest to this.
Women should learn to dress modestly, not because we want them to do so but because they understand that their worth is not determined by how much of their bodies they reveal. We want them to do it because they know that the media has LIED to them about what real beauty is all about. We want them to do it because they know that they are SO much more than just a beautiful object to be displayed for men to desire. They are daughters of God who loves them, and who has blessed them with talents and abilities within the context of their incredible bodies that will allow them to make a difference in the world, and in so doing, to find more joy than they have ever known. Modesty in dress sends a message of purity and honor. It puts an emphasis on and values the inner person over outward attractiveness. It says that a person is worth far more than what meets the eye. There is a depth of character that rises above beauty or charm. When we dress modestly, we are saying that we posses inner qualities for which we should gain appropriate attention and value from others.
Young women, older women, you have the potential to learn, to accomplish and to become. So just do it.
|Posted on July 10, 2016 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
"Your Body is Precious, So treat it will Respect"
How have you being treating your body? Have you ever stop to consider:
- The amount of unhealthy foods that you put in your body.
- The negatrive self thoughts about your body: I don't like how my body looks, it is too fat, too thin, too ugly etc.
However despite everything your body went through, the poor nutrition and the negative self thoughts, it still functions. Inside, there are millions of microscopic systems working without you even noticing. Your body is a unique and incredible creation. So instead of loading it up with unhealthy foods and obsessing over how it looks, you can focus on the benefits your body gives you, and this will inspire you to treat it with respect. It will also help you to see the negative consequences of destructive behaviors.
Whether your body is a size zero or a size twenty, you can learn to love your body, loving your body lies in changing your body image, instead of changing its appearance. Body image is the way you perceive your body and how you believe others perceive it. It relates to the feelings about it and the sense of feeling connected with your body. Body image lies at the core of self-esteem and self-confidence.
You can begin to love your body by:
Becoming friends with your body
Put away every negative feeling about your body and write down every positive aspect of your body. Think about the things your body does for you every single day, it carries you around, it performs all necessary life functions, and also about everything that you can do with your remarkable body. Once you do this, you will realize your body isn’t so bad at all and you can hang out with it. You may not be able to love it entirely as yet, especially if you have negative feeling about it, but you can start to become its friend. Consider your body as your buddy, with whom you work together to fulfill your dreams.
When you begin to think like this, you will want to begin caring about the foods that you put in your body.
Accepting Your Body
Loving your body takes time and doesn’t happen overnight. Once you became friends with your body and realize the benefits of it, you can start accepting it. You will start to look at yourself in the mirror without judgment, and your eyes will be open to its beauty. However, this does not mean that your inner-critic won’t speak up. But you can now make the decision to silence that voice by not listening to it and decide to be kind to your body.
Appreciating your body
Once you accept your body the way it is, you can start learning to appreciate it. You don’t need to celebrate it yet, just be grateful for every aspect of it. When negative feelings arise you can say to yourself, “I am valuable no matter what size my body is” and “My beauty doesn’t depend on the way my body looks.” Think about all your passions and the dreams you want to fulfill and the role your body will play in helping you to fulfill those dreams.
Develop positive self-talk
Challenge your negative thoughts by using positive daily affirmations like, “I will be kind and loving to my body today” or “I will love my body today just the way it is.” Do this over time, and with enough intention, and see your positive body affirmations become your reality.
Develop a body-love practic
Nourish your body with the right nutrients and with a body love treatment. Start eating healthy, pamper yourself by taking a scented bath, get a great massage, look at your body in the mirror with appreciate or dance around naked (that is fun). Do anything you like which benefits your body and will make you feel connected with it.
There was a time when I battle with my own body image but after years of battling, I said to myself, afterall this is the only body I have so why am I going through all this nonsence. I can now look in the mirror and be happy with my reflection. I have found peace. Not in changing my body, but in changing and growing the way I perceive myself, a Queen with a beautiful body temple. And the funny thing is, when I was able to love myself, to love my body, it begun to have a radiant glow, it begin to shape up, I begun to look and feel younger, and self confident. Being beautiful and maintaining a positive body image comes from within and you need to unlocked this feeling within you with positive affirmations. Yes, you can do it.
Loving your body will take a while, but the process is gratifying and worth the effort. What does it give you in return? It gives you, Your life!