What Does It Appear To Be?

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You’ve seen them..the Facebook status updates from some friends that leave you scratchin’ your head. “What secret message is going around now?” I think.
The first one that I saw going around was the whole bra color thing. I can only answer for myself (and a few others that I know well) when I say that I chose not to post my bra color because that’s something for my husband alone to know. Its under my clothes, thus belonging under covers…my marriage bed.
Next there was a rather cute one that gave different phrases according to your birth month, date, etc. The content of the statuses went something like (example)…”I ran over my science teacher with big bird riding a motorcycle because I’m cool like that.” Harmless, right? I figured mine out just to see what it would be. Mine was about me having lunch with some guy (surfer or something) on the back of a motorcycle because I’m sexy like that.
Needless to say, I didn’t post it. It would be foolishness for me to say (even though not true) that I was having lunch with a man other than my husband.
Today’s newest one is the most repulsive I’ve seen yet. The connotation of it is a sexual act. REALLY? I will not take the space to type it here. If you want to know what it is, email me.
Here are just a few verses of what God’s Word says about how I am to live my life on a daily, continual basis concerning my marriage and the things of this world:

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:1-2

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Ephesians 4:29

11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.12 She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:11-12

2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
1 Corinthians 7:2-4

to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
Titus 2:5

I endeavor to protect my marriage with all tenacity and fervor! Don’t mess with me and my man!! Yeah, I know that was improper grammar, but, whatever!

Describing something in a FB status that can and WILL be viewed in a sexual way that is not spoken toward my husband is a NO-NO!
Anyone that is a friend of mine on FB knows that I give my husband his props and it has gotten heated (by his comments)on several occasions. He eats it up. Whatever I do post is only edifying in that way to/for him; no other man or the appearance thereof.

My marriage, as is yours, is sacred. Not to be marred by innuendo.

Father, I ask that You will continually help me to watch what I see, say, hear and post. Let every word that comes from me only be used to edify You, my husband, children, family, friends, and strangers. My life is to be lived out to be a shining light and example that reflects You! In Jesus’ Name I pray. AMEN!


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About Kela

I’m Kela! I am a Daddy’s (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I’m also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor.
I’m a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer.
My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • haven’t seen the newest one…don’t think i want to know what it might be…

  • Amen, Sister! We must be very discerning, and constantly be guarding ourselves and our marriages from satan’s attacks. This verse came to mind: “Abstain from all *appearance* of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
    (Which leads to my question:
    Why?? Facebook)

  • Wendy, I was going to post that verse, but it got left out of the list somehow.
    I don’t think that Facebook is publishing these. They’re started by someone and just gets passed along amongst women.

  • Can you see me standing and applauding you!!

    I saw this weird thing earlier and was not sure…so email me and tell me what it is girl!!!

  • Refreshing to know that I am not missing out on anything of importance!!

  • I couldn’t agree MORE! Great post!


  • Hey! Nice blog! 🙂 Looks like we frequent and write for some of the same spots! 🙂

    I’m having a Praise and Coffee night in Summerville on February 22. I know it’s a couple of hours away but you’re welcome to come! Let me know!

  • Amen girl! someone sent me the newest one yesterday I think in a private message. It was about where I put my purse down when I get home, but it gives the impression of something on a much more personal level. I thought to myself as I read it…. these are my friends. These are my friends? And then I was reminded how I’m called the ‘religious fanatic’ these days….. aaaahhh what a joyous life. =) Some days the devil may catch me off guard but it takes a lot more work on his part than it used to. Thank the Lord!

  • We need more woman like you to take a stand and say no to these semmingly innocent jokes. Good on you. Very wise. xo

  • I’m following your blog now! Thanks for following mine too. Also, I read your post and I totally agree! We have to value our husbands and our marriages. There is nothing the Enemy would rather do than ruin marriages and families! Thanks for taking a stand.

    Wendy (from the Crew)

  • Well said Kela – we need to be on the alert for any subtle attacks on our hearts and on our marriage.

  • You earn my respect by maintaining these standards for yourself. The people who post such stuff, on the other hand… they risk losing their respect and reputation.

    Not a risk I’m willing to take.

    What possible GOOD reason is there to do this sort of thing?

  • I just want to say that I think you are a fabulous sister in Christ and your blog blesses me so much. I thank God that I “found” you on THL.
    I love how you love your man and our Heavenly Father!