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FEB 2012

Set Apart Newsletter

Love Letters By: Cara Cobble Far Above Rubies By: Christina Crawley

Far Above Rubies Amy Carmichael was a missionary in the early 1900s. She forsook all of the pleasures of this world and gave her life to rescuing neglected and ill-treated children in the country of India. What did Amy Carmichael possess that compelled her to leave everything behind to fulfill the call of God on her life? She once quoted, “Give me the love that leads the way. The faith that nothing can dismay. The hope no disappointments tire. The passion that’ll burn like fire. Let me not sink to be a clod. Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.” Every intricate detail of Amy Carmichael’s life was fueled by a consuming love for her Lord and King. Her love for Jesus Christ compelled her to be one of the few in her generation that chose a different path. These women of God in the fifties were poised with elegance and grace. Their small acts of mercy and kindness showed forth the love of Christ. They were real women of God, not scared to stand alone. They were not moved by the opinion of society, they were truly set apart. The character of young ladies today are so opposite of those set apart women in the fifties. They let the pressure of society and pressure of

their peers dictate their lifestyle and motive for living. They change their appearance, their attitude, and the way people perceive them all for the sake of being popular and accepted by the world. I am not talking about those that are lost, for they are lost. I am speaking of those that profess Christ. Matthew 15:8 says, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” We as young ladies need to get back to the fifties and be real women of God that are radically set apart. We need to stand upon the truth of the Word of God and live a life that will make a mark on this world. Are you like me in that you’ve made many mistakes and think God can’t use someone like you? My dear friends, there is hope. It is not always easy and can be painful. However, the result is a lasting peace and fulfillment that nothing in this world can bring. It is available to any young woman out there longing for more in their life. Proverbs 31:10 says, “Who can find a virtuous women? For her price is far above rubies.” Does Jesus Christ look down from Heaven and find you living a set By: Christina Crawley apart life?

Love Letters Roses. Sappy cards. Chocolates galore. These are the trophies of a taken or married woman on Valentine’s Day. For a single woman, Valentine’s Day only exists to break her heart, and plunge it into despair. Psalm 84:11 says, “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” If you are walking uprightly, and a husband is a good thing for you, then He will not keep it from you. What a comfort is that! Let the burden of finding a mate slide off your back. The Lord is taking care of it. God invented love. God IS love. He has a doctorate in matchmaking. Trust Him. Your story is unique. God is unfolding His plan for you as you read this. The type of love you seek will come in His time, in His way. He desires for you to wait patiently for His timing, just keeping your eyes wide open to the beauty He desires for you. But I will tell you one thing. Until you fall in love with your One True Love, true love will never satisfy you on this earth. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. Bask in the love of the Father. His plans for you are big.

By: Cara Trantham

Dear my precious Lord, Sometimes I grow anxious in waiting for You to send me the man that you have for me. In these moments I pray to you for strength, The last thing I want is to rush ahead of you and settle for someone less than your very best. Whoever he may be, I pray he is someone who is consumed with You and not enticed by the evil in this world. I pray that even now, as him and I are apart, he is allowing You to mold him into the man You’d have him to be. A man with his eyes so fixated on You that not even I can distract him from You and Your purpose for his life. I will trust in You, Lord. Love, Your Waiting Child

Preparing this month’s Newsletter was enjoyable for me. There is something about the women in the 1950’s that has always intrigued me and it gives me much joy to be able to do a Set Apart Newsletter dedicated to them! The joy of living is Jesus Christ. The glow you see on those women’s faces, the peace they have that you so want—it is captured only when a woman totally and completely gives herself over to God, holding nothing back. I pray the words on this Newsletter inspire you to take steps forward in your Christian walk. Steps closer to absolute surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. Prayerfully Yours, Christina Crawley

I sought the Lord, And he heard me, And delivered me From all my fears. Psalms 34:4

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