I'm a 36 yr-old Christian and looking to meet a genuine, true woman of God who's faith mirrors her actions in striving - and to continually grow in holiness; one who has a beautiful heart and aspires to live by Proverbs 31 :) A woman who is passionate, understanding, and a steady influence on me in my weaknesses; one who has a true heart for the lost in this hurting World; a woman with whom we can completely lean on Him at all times in pure joy & comfort during the most difficult, darkest times. To truly complement each other as one - as God has completely ordained - per His time and will for the time we have together in this World in which we are called to live within, yet seperated per God. . .
I'm a Christian who's always been "deep" for my age - though in a sense, I believe, that seems attractive/interesting to others in some sense (per experience); I've always had an "old soul. " I'm very sincere and am very forgiving; I don't have a huge circle of friends, but fewer, closer Christians who respect and understand that I have real depth and passion in God. I'm still a bit on the shy side, but not when it comes to God - especially when love, hope, and faithfulness to Him is compromised in any fashion. . . I absolutely love film! - Indie/foreign (and of course jus' really great Hollywood films - at ones I can at least relate to or. . . jus' have fun w/ :) I see great films (especially by great directors) as art - especially in a personal vision being created on the screen. I guess from an early age, I've found it fascinating that God can use unconventional mediums, and used films, literature, the arts, phil, in so powerfully showing in artistic or visionary mediums - life in this world devoid of Him!. . . These can really hit you harder than a great devotional (personally)! I suppose that's why Ecclesiastes was among the Bks that impacted me most since an early Christian - and even before at an earlier age - and helped significantly in bringing me closer to Christ. . I'm really open (in a good way I think :), my friends and those close to me think I'm really intelligent (though I know I'm not), and everyone seems to get along with me and considers me a really good friend :)I believe most in prayer, as it has changed & enlightened me the most in everything - aside from my mission to the Philippines alone for 8 mths which changed my life forever! Prayer/intercession, Love/Forgiveness, Joy & Contentment were so deep and so tangible and real that I desired to reside there. . ! Yet, God did call me back, and I feel without a doubt that I am where He wants me to be right now, as I continue to wait for Him and His guidance after prayer. . . (Here is an anonymous quote from a Godly woman, living in the states (outside of Calif. ) and had the most impact on me re: missions:
"Mike, I know I can't completely relate to your exact situation, but one doesn't have to live in Orange County to realize that we as Americans are fat and lazy. We have so much here and fall into panic when things get tight financially, or otherwise. I've been to third-world countries where people are so content, as we all should be, with so little. Because of this, their family structures are tighter, their communities work better, and things get done even without heavy machinery and millions of dollars. I remember how I lived so peaceably when I returned, with little in my bank account and little in my pantry. One appreciates more the opportunities here, but the over abundance can make one nauseous when left to think of how we squander it. It reminds me that I'm here for a profoundly greater and different purpose and simply must strive and press on in Him in all things. I hope to correspond with you when I can re-join, as you're a very intelligent, gentle, and Godly man. A rare combination, indeed! Though we reside so far, let us continue praying, and see where God leads us. . . "This was written by a 28 yr old Christian who saw what it was simply like in the world in which we live - and profoundly affected her Christian life upon returning. I can actually relate, even if my only mission trip was 8 mths. . . This is now one of my greatest passions in truly wanting to help the hurting in faith and love. . . My most personal, meaningful verses are: 1 COR 13:1-3, 8-13(which is the greatest?); PHIL 4:4-7(always been my favorite), 1 THESS 5:16-18(God's will and prayer!), ECCL 4:4(the crux of everything we do in the world), 12:1-14(favorite "poem"), JAS vss. 1:2-6, 1:23-24(Kierkegaard considered these vss as the heart of the Bible), 2:18-19, 26, 3:13, 17-18(favorite discipleship/action vss in faith and love), n many more:)
What would be the perfect setting for a first meeting with a new friend or date? Describe it :-) -Go someplace really cozy where we can talk. I'm flexible n would want to leave it up to my date as to where she felt most comfy. The main thing would be 4 us to have fun, have close conversations and see her happy and to smile :)I love meaningful, close, intimate talks. I don't believe that there are things/activities in the world that are necessarily bad/sinful in themselves and of course can be engaged in - but w/ discernment and to not, as is sometimes too easy or overpowering, to cause us to take our hearts and eyes off of God. . . I'd love to take dance lessons with her: slow waltz, swing, etc. ; B-ball, sports, bowling, staying in more (I've just turned 36. . . lol! - and thank God!) and jus' watching a good film together or a close talk, etc. . jus' being comfy, laughing, having a nice time :)
I have a new job which I feel blessed and happy with :) All I will say is that it is definitely good enough and per my prayers in God. It is at last a result of constant prayer to Him and subsequently taking responsibility to follow through per His blessings. . . ! I'd love to become a career missionary or go into full-time Christian Service. (I have SUCH a heart to help the hurting. . . ) I can remember that I felt really called to missions - either short-term or career when going for the first time! And after having gone, its only grown. However, I will continue to work where I am and pray deeply and wait on Him in guidance and His will for my life. . . I've studied so many electives, it's become an education in itself!. . . Together with my units in Psych & Eng Studies I became a senior in both, but then sold everything to attend Bible College in Murrieta and then Seminary in Canada. I majored in Biblical Studies, which I am still very passionate about (in researcing God's Word, commentaries/various aspects of the God's inspired Word, etc. ) I have a passion, especially for my prayers, devotions. . . What I'd like to do more? I'm still praying about the above. . .
What are some of your personal goals in life? -It is, I truly believe, having the foundation of continually striving/praying to Love God more, to Love others - and building upon this foundation in all holiness and perseverance for the rest of our days. My Goal is that when it's time for both of us, to know without a doubt, that our work for Him is fully accomplished in this World. . My 2 lengthy relationships have truly helped me in God in my actions in faith and love; in striving more to be the Man He has called me to be. My first relationship was with a Christian woman 4 years my senior, and I'm just grateful that He was able to teach me so much painfully and in making it through difficult trials through her; to grow so much in faith and responsibility. It ended amicably as at the end of 6 years, I ironically matured enough to see that her own Godliness and seeking after God were very weak - though she had the gift of imparting and putting her foot down in growing as a Godly man and in faith as a leader. . . Thus, it ended amicably and. . . simply felt that it was God's purpose that we part. In contrast, another relationship was built upon a 12 yr platonic relationship with a best friend. . . Ideally this would have been a wonderful experience, except that the more I knew her, the more I could see her non-Christian actions and traits more saliently - to the point where it honestly felt she was against God Himself. . . It lasted no more than 3 months, and I know beyond a doubt that a Man of God must equally yoked to a true woman of God. In researching prayer, I have also understood that it is the only common denominator among the Saints, as they would live their holy lives in various ways. . . Thus, in the constant practice of prayer (which at the beginning took so much self-discipline!) I find I can more easier pray deeply wherever I am. . . and truly experience contentment and happiness in Him. . .
Again, I am just looking for a real, authentic Christian Woman. After hitting a wall - really hard! after 16 yrs of Christian dating and relationships, I prayed to have the gift of singleness. I hope to God that He will grant me this gift, as - after half of my life, I am no longer willing to compromise. How much longer will I be willing to do this?? I cannot express how during so many years of my 2 committed relationships and continued dating, it just hasn't happened. I would just really like to complete my training and begin my dream job of becoming a full-time missionary, esp in those countries where people are hurting the most should God's will be that I remain single. . . If it be His will to be with a true, genuine Christian woman, I would as mentioned, have no reservations at all in relocating and/or sacrificing whatever I have. . It ould be a true blessing, and a great privilege in God!: Never forgetting why we're even here and never forgetting the most infinitely precious gift He ever gave to us; our entire purpose in this life; that life is short & unpredictable. . It would be so comforting 2 hold each other in unconditional & mutual love in this world. . . to enjoy our time together in the Lord, and to make the most of our lives together in whatever it is He ultimately calls us to do that would most glorify Him...This would be the final chapter of my life.