Where Must Broken Hearts Go?

February, a month that is considered by many as a season of merging of hearts.

The number of people indulged in this, supposed-to-be unnecessary occasion, rose up. But not all individual gets a chance to get what (who) they aspire. In return, they feel rejected, neglected, and disregarded — broken. Instead of a fusion of hearts, fragmentation creeps, where massive lives are affected. A problem that is not to be overlooked.

In every problem, there is a solution. In every heartbreak, there is a refuge. Now and then that refuge is classified as a where, but most of the time it is correlated as a who. It represent itself as a cushion that when severely tested by time and circumstances can turn into another stumbling block for yet another heartbreak, and the series continues over and over again.

When will it cease? How can it be stopped?

The effects may be seen, but the root of this emotional mayhem that destroyed thousands of lives is rooted into something that is unseen. He, Who is seen by no one living today is the One who created everything (Colossians 1:16,17). And if He did create everything, He can offer a solution for everything. It is He who we overlooked. our gaze are redirected into something (or someone) that (who) is of a lower nature compared Him. We are robbed from a remedy existed before worlds are created. It is He Who came into the world and we received not. It is He Who offered a rest for our weary spirit. It is He Who gave His life for us to live and it is He Who, despite our sinfulness loved us unconditionally. It is He who can be a cushion, not for a moment, but for eternity.

We have wandered too long and too far, we must come to Him Who have once lived in this world and healed many from their infirmities of the heart. Even today, His power to help has never regressed. It is to Him, where noble men from the past and even until today prayed and hoped for a life of peace in this world and in the world to come.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27

It is to Him, where broken hearts must go.

It is JESUS where you must go.


Related verses: John 1:10-11; Matthew 11:28; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1 John 1:9; John 1:12)
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Reserved

Proper Conduct is the first thing to be watched upon two Christians who are mutually engaged as friends.

“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” Titus 2:1-8

This part of the Bible is a great motivator to a struggling brother or Sister. Boys, remember girls are very emotional. Thus, be sober, slow to speak, fast to understand, control yourself, and be discreet always.

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28

We must avoid the way we think because it will lead to an unchristian act. Did you know that our brain cannot determine if we are thinking a certain thing or we are doing it? Thus, the Bible is rational when it declares the fact that is written in Matthew 5:28. In the other hand, girls must observe proper dress code. They are not to let themselves be a stumbling-block for men. Letting so is a sin not lesser than the former.

 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,” 2 Peter 3:11

No Time for Corrupt Impulses—Our probation is short at best. We have no time to spend in indulging corrupt impulses. The familiarity of married men with married women and young girls is disgusting in the sight of God and holy angels. The forwardness of young girls in placing themselves in the company of young men, hanging around where they are at work, entering into conversation with them, talking common, idle talk, is belittling to womanhood. It lowers them, even in the estimation of those who themselves do such things.”—Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, 245 (1888). {DG 151.1}

“Every unholy passion must be kept under the control of sanctified reason through the grace abundantly bestowed of God.” {CT 257.1}

Joseph’s Experience: “His soul thrilled with the high resolve to prove himself true to God—under all circumstances to act as became a subject of the King of heaven. He would serve the Lord with undivided heart; he would meet the trials of his lot with fortitude and perform every duty with fidelity. One day’s experience had been the turning point in Joseph’s life. Its terrible calamity had transformed him from a petted child to a man, thoughtful, courageous, and self-possessed.” {PP 214.1}

Now, let me ask you, how is your conduct towards the other sex? Remember: Don’t go to aimless conversations, fear not to refuse because you are RESERVED with the person whom God has given you/will be given upon you. You’re not to give your body before marriage, that’s not supported by God to be an ideal way to behave as Christians.

“Protected by a Sacred Circle of Purity—Our sisters should encourage true meekness; they should not be forward, talkative, and bold, but modest and unassuming, slow to speak. They may cherish courteousness. To be kind, tender, pitiful, forgiving, and humble would be becoming and well pleasing to God. If they occupy this position, they will not be burdened with undue attention from gentlemen in the church or out. All will feel that there is a sacred circle of purity around these God-fearing women which shields them from any unwarrantable liberties. With some women professing godliness, there is a careless, coarse freedom of manner which leads to wrong and evil. But those godly women whose minds and hearts are occupied in meditating upon themes which strengthen purity of life, and which elevate the soul to commune with God, will not be easily led astray from the path of rectitude and virtue. Such will be fortified against the sophistry of Satan; they will be prepared to withstand his seductive arts. I appeal to you, as followers of Christ making an exalted profession, to cherish the precious, priceless gem of modesty. This will guard virtue.” {AH 334.1 – 334.3}

“The guardians of the institution must ever maintain a high standard and carefully watch over the youth entrusted to them by parents as learners or helpers in the various departments. When young men and women work together a sympathy is created among them which frequently grows into sentimentalism. Young girls will lose their maidenly modesty and be led to act deceptively because their affections have become entangled.” {CH 294.1}

“How shall we search the Scriptures in order to understand what they teach? We should come to the investigation of God’s word with a contrite heart, a teachable and prayerful spirit. We are not to think, as did the Jews, that our own ideas and opinions are infallible; nor with the papists, that certain individuals are the sole guardians of truth and knowledge, that men have no right to search the Scriptures for themselves, but must accept the explanations given by the Fathers of the church. We should not study the Bible for the purpose of sustaining our preconceived opinions, but with the single object of learning what God has said.” {GW92 125.1}

“The Saviour’s entire life was characterized by disinterested benevolence and the beauty of holiness. He is our pattern of goodness. From the beginning of His ministry, men began to comprehend more clearly the character of God. He carried out His teachings in His own life. He showed consistency without obstinacy, benevolence without weakness, tenderness and sympathy without sentimentalism. He was highly social, yet He possessed a reserve that discouraged any familiarity. His temperance never led to bigotry or austerity. He was not conformed to the world, yet He was attentive to the wants of the least among men.” {CT 262.1}

Guard your thoughts, close the door to temptation. Do your work as in the sight of the divine Watcher. Work patiently, expecting that, through the grace of Christ, you will make a success in your profession. Keep up the barriers which the Lord has erected for your safety. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life, or of death.” {CH 341.2}

Yet we have a work to do to resist temptation. Those who would not fall a prey to Satan’s devices must guard well the avenues of the soul; they must avoid reading, seeing, or hearing that which will suggest impure thoughts. The mind should not be left to wander at random upon every subject that the adversary of souls may suggest. “Gird up the loins of your mind,” says the apostle Peter, “be sober, … not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of living.” Says Paul, “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” This will require earnest prayer and unceasing watchfulness. We must be aided by the abiding influence of the Holy Spirit, which will attract the mind upward, and habituate it to dwell on pure and holy things. And we must give diligent study to the word of God. “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.” “Thy word,” says the Psalmist, “have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”—”Patriarchs and Prophets, 460. 

Guard the avenues of your Soul. The mind is the greatest battle field here on earth that exist.

Don’t be Aloof, Stay social but retain your dignity and modesty. Stay Firm. Talk slow. Stay Bold. Be Biblically Principled. Walk the Talk.

Caution: Keep Distance 2

Hello, Reader! 🙂

This is the sequel of my previously pressed blog, Caution: Keep Distance.

Creating the best stories indeed can be done more effectively if we are to base those stories from true to life experiences that we have had faced.

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Unfortunately this blog will not be published online because of the privacy of its contents and the restrictions from the person who are involved in this blog.

But don’t worry I will be blogging a topic related to Keep Distance 1, which is entitled: RESERVED. This is a blog that will give us counsels on how to properly behave towards the opposite sex in accordance to the word of God.

God bless. May you read more about the counsels of Love, Courtship, and Marriage.

“God is Love.” – 1 John 4:8 🙂

Rational, not Emotional

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

-Jeremiah 17:9

“Love is a precious gift,

which we receive from Jesus. Pure and holy affection is not a feeling,
but a principle. Those who are actuated by true love are neither
unreasonable nor blind.

-The Ministry of Healing, 358, 359

“True love is a high and holy principle, altogether different in
character from that love which is awakened by impulse, and which
suddenly dies when severely tested.”

-Patriarchs and Prophets, 176.

We, mostly teenagers, are engaged into relationships with the other sex in a haste. A sudden emotional burst for a moment doesn’t guarantee a person if he/she is really in a feeling called love.

” Great care should be taken by Christian youth in the formation of friendships and in the choice of companions. Take heed, lest what you now think to be pure gold turns out to be base metal. Worldly associations tend to place obstructions in the way of your service to God, and many souls are ruined by unhappy unions, either business or matrimonial, with those who can never elevate or ennoble.”

-Fundamentals of Christian Education, 500.

“Weigh every sentiment, and watch every development of character
in the one with whom you think to link your life destiny. The step you
are about to take is one of the most important in your life, and should
not be taken hastily. While you may love, do not love blindly.
Examine carefully to see if your married life would be happy or
inharmonious and wretched. Let the questions be raised, Will this
union help me heavenward? Will it increase my love for God? And
will it enlarge my sphere of usefulness in this life? If these reflections
present no drawback, then in the fear of God move forward.”

-Fundamentals of Christian Education, 104.

“You may say, “But I have given my promise, and shall I now retract
it?” I answer, If you have made a promise contrary to the Scriptures,
by all means retract it without delay, and in humility before God repent
of the infatuation that led you to make so rash a pledge. Far better
take back such a promise, in the fear of God, than keep it, and thereby
dishonor your Maker.”

-Testimonies for the Church 5:365

All of these counsels are not only limited for teenagers that has views of their companion as one which is not connected to their future married life. In short, UYAB2x LANG GUD.

Married life has to be prepared thoroughly and must be considered as one of the major decision that a person to make in his/her life.

“If those who are contemplating
marriage would not have miserable, unhappy reflections after
marriage, they must make it a subject of serious, earnest reflection
now. This step taken unwisely is one of the most effective means of
ruining the usefulness of young men and women. Life becomes a
burden, a curse. No one can so effectually ruin a woman’s happiness
and usefulness, and make life a heart sickening burden, as her own
husband; and no one can do one hundredth part as much to chill the
hopes and aspirations of a man, to paralyze his energies and ruin his
influence and prospects, as his own wife. It is from the marriage hour
that many men and women date their success or failure in this life, and
their hopes of the future life.”

-The Review and Herald, February 2, 1886.

Imagination,
lovesick sentimentalism, should be guarded against as would be the
leprosy. Very many of the young men and women in this age of the
world are lacking in virtue; therefore great caution is needed…. Those
who have preserved a virtuous character, although they may lack in
other desirable qualities, may be of real moral worth.

-Testimonies for the Church 2:123.

There are persons who have for some time made a profession of
religion who are, to all intents and purposes, without God and without
a sensitive conscience. They are vain and trifling; their conversation is
of a low order. Courtship and marriage occupy the mind, to the exclusion of higher
and nobler thoughts.

-Testimonies for the Church 4:589.

The young are bewitched with the mania for courtship and
marriage. Lovesick sentimentalism prevails. Great vigilance and tact
are needed to guard the youth from these wrong influences.”

-Testimonies for the Church 5:60.

“Gird up the loins of your mind, says the
apostle; then control your thoughts, not allowing them to have full
scope. The thoughts may be guarded and controlled by your own
determined efforts. Think right thoughts, and you will perform right
actions. You have, then, to guard the affections, not letting them go
out and fasten upon improper objects. Jesus has purchased you with
His own life; you belong to Him; therefore He is to be consulted in all
things, as to how the powers of your mind and the affections of your
heart shall be employed.”

-The Youth´s Instructor, April 21, 1886.

“The ideas of
courtship have their foundation in erroneous ideas concerning
marriage. They follow impulse and blind passion. The courtship is
carried on in a spirit of flirtation. The parties frequently violate the
rules of modesty and reserve and are guilty of indiscretion, if they do
not break the law of God. The high, noble, lofty design of God in the
institution of marriage is not discerned; therefore the purest affections
of the heart, the noblest traits of character are not developed.
Not one word should be spoken, not one action performed, that you
would not be willing the holy angels should look upon and register in
the books above. You should have an eye single to the glory of God.
The heart should have only pure, sanctified affection, worthy of the
followers of Jesus Christ, exalted in its nature, and more heavenly
than earthly. Anything different from this is debasing, degrading in
courtship; and marriage cannot be holy and honorable in the sight of a
pure and holy God, unless it is after the exalted Scriptural principle.

-Manuscript 4a, 1885

The youth trust altogether too much to impulse.

Keeping Late Hours

“The habit of sitting up late at night is
customary; but it is not pleasing to God, even if you are both
Christians. These untimely hours injure health, unfit the mind for the
next day’s duties, and have an appearance of evil. My brother, I hope
you will have self-respect enough to shun this form of courtship. If you
have an eye single to the glory of God, you will move with deliberate
caution. You will not suffer lovesick sentimentalism to so blind your
vision that you cannot discern the high claims that God has upon you
as a Christian.”

-Testimonies for the Church 3:44, 45

Trifling With Hearts

“To trifle with hearts is a crime of no small
magnitude in the sight of a holy God. And yet some will show
preference for young ladies and call out their affections, and then go
their way and forget all about the words they have spoken and their
effect. A new face attracts them, and they repeat the same words,
devote to another the same attentions.
This disposition will reveal itself in the married life. The marriage
relation does not always make the fickle mind firm, the wavering
steadfast and true to principle. They tire of constancy, and unholy
thoughts will manifest themselves in unholy actions. How essential it
is, then, that the youth so gird up the loins of their mind and guard their
conduct that Satan cannot beguile them from the path of uprightness.”

-The Review and Herald, November 4, 1884.

“A young man who enjoys the
society and wins the friendship of a young lady unbeknown to her
parents does not act a noble Christian part toward her or toward her
parents.”

-Fundamentals of Christian Education, 101.

“When one commandment of
the Decalogue is broken, the downward steps are almost certain.
When once the barriers of female modesty are removed, the basest
licentiousness does not appear exceeding sinful. Alas, what terrible
results of woman’s influence for evil may be witnessed in
58the world today! Through the allurements of “strange women,”
thousands are incarcerated in prison cells, many take their own lives,
and many cut short the lives of others. How true the words of
Inspiration, “Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.””

-The Signs of the Times, July 1, 1903.

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

-Proverbs 16:25

Thus, we must consider every detail of counsel that we are about to receive. Lear and grow.

With these counsels, I will never be lost. Again.

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

-Romans 12:9,10,21

God Bless! 🙂 weeeeee.