The Rib – A Message from God ?

Obviously this story isn’t really from God. If anything it’s a neat little story that makes you think about life.

Blessings, Kitty


The Rib – A Message from God?

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.

But you woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.

Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity. From one bone I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man’s life.

I chose the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant to do. Around this one bone I shaped you. I modeled you. I created you perfectly and beautifully.

Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and fragile. You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart.

His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life. The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man as the rib cage supports the body.

You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.

You are my perfect angel. You are my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtue in your heart. Your eyes – don’t change them. Your lips – how lovely when they part in prayer. Your nose so perfect in form your hands so gentle to touch. I’ve caressed your face in your deepest sleep; I’ve held your heart close to mine.

Of all that lives and breathes, you are the most like me. Adam walked with me in the cool of the day and yet he was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in you: my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support. You are special because you are the extension of me.

Man represents my image – woman, my emotions. Together, you represent the totality of God. So man – treat woman well. Love her, respect her, for she is fragile. In hurting her, you hurt me.

What you do to her, you do to me. In crushing her, you only damage your own heart, the heart of your Father and the heart of her Father.

Woman, support man. In humility, show him the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle quietness show your strength. In love, show him that you are the rib that protects his inner self.

Source:  Unknown

Lord Prop Us Up

Every time I’m asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side.’ After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, ‘Well sir, you see, it’s like this….I got an old barn out back. It’s been there a long time; it’s withstood a lot of weather; it’s gone through a lot of storms, and it’s stood for many years. It’s still standing…but one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn’t fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I’ve been around a long time…I’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms. I’ve withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I’ve withstood a lot of hard times, and I’m still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, ’cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t. So we need to pray,

‘Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.”

(Author Unknown to Me)

Related Scripture Links …

Deuteronomy 7:9  – Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Psalm 89:8  – O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.


HANDY LITTLE CHART – GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER:

YOU SAY
GOD SAYS
BIBLE VERSES
You say: ‘It’s impossible’
God says: All things are possible
( Luke 18:27)
You say: ‘I’m too tired’
God says: I will give you rest
( Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’
God says: I love you
( John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )
You say: ‘I can’t go on’
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)
You say: ‘I can’t do it’
God says: You can do all things
( Philippians 4:13)
You say: ‘I’m not able’
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: ‘It’s not worth it’
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: ‘I can’t manage’
God says: I will supply all your needs
( Philippians 4:19)
You say: ‘I’m afraid’
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
( II Timothy 1:7)
You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: ‘I feel all alone’
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:

God determines who walks into your life…..it’s up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.’

Father, God, bless all my friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

(Author Unknown to Me)

The Healing Hand of God

Jeremy Camp Devotional – The Healing Hand of God

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