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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Radical Eve: The Uninformed

The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
Eve in her own right was a radical woman.
She was created by God as a solution for man's happiness and peace of mind.
She was a blessing to the man and the world that had been created for the man and the creatures
of the Garden.
She was the only thing that had been made during creation that was not formed from the dirt of the ground.
She was made from a richer source. From man himself thereby making her a choice rich item.
She was created as a one of a kind designer original, not a off the rack creature made of clay.

So from day one Ms. Eve was the ultimate radical lady of God!!!
She had been given a job just like Adam's but hers was to be a help-meet.
Not a helpmate but one who meets a need.
The problem arose when this radical lady of God was given incomplete instructions from her husband.
Think about it. Have you ever been given instructions about something important from your husband?
If he is anything like mine you will get only bits and pieces of the information.
For the most part it will be wrong and its up to you to check it out before you carry it through.

My husband is famous for giving me information about some current event. In the past I would
repeat that information to others only to be laughed at because the information
was wrong as two left shoes.
I have learned to check out the sources before I repeat any of his latest information.
So I can understand poor Eve.

She was given her instructions about the tree of life by Adam.
He most likely told her that God said do not eat from the tree and don't touch it as well.
Why do I say this?
When the serpent talked to her about it she said that they could not eat from it or touch it.
She could only get that information from Adam.
Satan's biggest weapon then and now is presenting us with half truths.
We get pulled into his lies by the small amount of truth and before we realize the lie he has tripped us up.

In Eve's case when she gave that information to satan he said "did God really say that"?
In other words God didn't really say that they could not touch the tree, He said don't eat the fruit from the tree.
This presented Eve with doubt so therefore what he was saying begin to make sense.
Eve being made from great stock (now this is my interpretation) was smart and could reason well.
Being the first Radical Woman ever saw that this was a possibility.
So she listened to the con that satan was giving her and fell into his trap.
It is said that Eve was deceived and Adam made a choice to do wrong.

Another thing Adam's job was to protect.
Eve should have never been left alone talking to the serpent in the first place.
So where was he and what was he doing?
Not putting all of the blame on Adam, Eve should not have been disobedient.
However she has obtained a rotten reputation.
Everything in life that's bad has been blamed on her.
Man has used her as the reason for mistreating women to this day.
Adam played a big role in this downfall because he was not on his job of being his wife's protector.
She should not have been left alone talking to that evil demon.

Next he did not give her God's instructions as was given to him.
He added the untruth that allowed her to question the whole.
He didn't take up for her when God asked what had he done and he said "the woman that you gave me".
In other words he blamed God and the woman and thus brought separation between man and woman
from the very beginning.

Now on the other hand Eve should have never listened to the snake.
Ok...sidebar....I hate snakes. In those days snakes walked on little legs which meant
he was standing up talking to her. Can you see this picture in your mind? A long snake standing
talking to me. Really...Really...people do you really think I would have been standing there talking
to a standing snake.....ok end of sidebar just had to say that... now back to the lesson.

Eve, by not running this conversation by her husband was attempting to act independently of her spouse.
They should have been two together as one. On one accord.
The other thing that I really think in my opinion was her real fault was that she offered the evil fruit to her
husband.

She became aware at once that what she had done was wrong. She also understood the influence she had on Adam.
He was alone and unhappy before she was created. Again my opinion I don't think the boy
 was all that smart or just very naive and innocent.
Why do I feel this way? You see Adam gave up Paradise for a woman!!!
Let's face it, if woman was given that choice of eating the fruit and loosing paradise vs.
not eating the fruit and chilling in Eden for the rest of her days....come on ladies
you know the answer....on three all together now....EDEN, EDEN, EDEN!!!
Ok Radical RevLa joke!!!
 Really all jokes aside I don't think that the woman would have made that choice.
So she was wrong in causing the man to fall by enticing him to eat the fruit knowing
that he could not live another day without her. For those who know the bible
 1st Peter tells us that one day in God's life is 1000 years in ours.
Adam could not go another 1000 years without his rib.

Was Eva a radical woman of God?
 Yes she was.
She was strong and determined. She would have done what God said if she was given the
correct information. She was smart and unfortunately she was independent of her
husband when she made the world's worse decision.
She deserves a brake. She just didn't know. Didn't have all of the facts.
She was attempting to hold her own with something that was more craftier than she.

She set the tone. She did wrong but took her punishment and kept moving.
Eve we don't fault you for being a radical woman....you were just uninformed!!!

Ok.....sidebar......Really Eve did you have to earn us pain with childbirth???....had to get
that one out.....ha,ha,ha,
Radical Woman #1 Eve....the Uninformed























































 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Blogger This Week At "While The Dervish Dances"

Is that You God?
From: the pen of Rev. LaWaughn Rouse at Radical RevLa
To: God Almighty Power@heavenmyhome.org
Hey God,
It’s me, yeah me, Radical RevLa. Thought I’d send you an email because let’s face it, this is the fastest way. Thank you for giving me the time I needed to make sense of our last conversation. I understood what you were trying to tell me but didn’t want to accept it. The bird in the nest thing is hard for me to accept but the concept was exactly what was needed at the time. Likewise the caterpillar and the cocoon. The only way to evolve – and yes, really, I do get it! – is for a mother to stop mothering, or rather, to mother in a different way. But oh it is so hard to do. See, my daughter is my princess, my baby girl, the last child I will ever have. And she needs me.......to read entire blog  http://www.cathykozak.com/

This week I have the honor to be one of the guest bloggers at "while the dervish dances" a blog by Cathy Kozak. She is a great author and has a wonderful blog. She also has a book coming out soon. Please continue reading my post "Letters From The Edge" and enjoy her blog posts as well. She can also be found at She Writes.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Radical Love: What's LOVE Got to do with it?.....Everything!!!

A Woman's heart knows love and its that love that motivates her to walk to a different beat


As we travel on this quest of Radical Love. We arrive at our next problem word.
As we stated in all of the post we suggest that you go back and read each post
in order to obtain the full understanding of where we are coming from.
Our focus with this post is on the trouble word
LOVE
Everyone seems to know what love is. When you ask anyone what is their definition of love
they can come quickly with an answer.
Some say its a deep feeling causing one to act in an amorous way.
Others say that it will cause you to fall and the next thing you know you can't see anything but
the person that caused you to fall in the first place.

We have the dictionary's version of love which states:
A strong positive emotion of regard and affection
A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person
A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection
Is a force that all people have the ability to recognize regardless of religion, culture or personal.

We have the definition from the Word of God
LOVE IS
patient, kind,does not envy, does not boast
is not proud, is not rude, is not self-seeking,
is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs.
Does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It never fails!!!

So what does all of this have to do with the woman that has a radical love?
This woman has love as her main motivation.
Without this strong desire led by love she could not take on the job that has been assigned to her.
She knows that she must be patient in order to get her point across. She must walk in kindness because
there will be many who will approach her in a negative way. She does not envy because she knows
who she is and who she represents.
Her walk will prove her worth so she has no need to toot her own horn. She allows others
to speak about her so boasting is not necessary.
She is not proud but has pride in her abilities to do the job at hand.
Many will greet her in rudeness but she will never be rude no matter how they attempt to
cause her to be.

She's is not doing the assignment to promote herself. She honors her call and brings the attention back
to her creator.
She knows that many will attack her to push her into becoming angry. So she knows how
to avoid becoming easily angered.
She has no need to keep records of the wrongs done towards her however she does learn from
the wrong things that has happened.
She knows the truth and that is her delight so rejoicing in evil is not a part of her.
She protects what she knows is right, she trusts in her calling, she has hope in her mission
and she pushes forward with all perseverance.

Most of all She Knows that LOVE IS GOD and He never fails.
Therefore she understands where she has short comings LOVE does not.
A radical woman must love to do the job that she is given. She must possess a
strong positive emotion of regard and affection for God.
She has developed that passionate affection for her Lord that will cause her to stand in the face of
the enemy and not wavier.
She knows that it takes this force that all people have the ability to recognize but very seldom use it
for the purpose of helping mankind.

Many will condemn this woman.
They will look at her and attach many negative motives for why she does what she does.
They will try to cut her down.
Discourage her.
But what they will never know or understand is that this woman
is radical in her love for her mission.
She knows exactly what love is.

Her heart knows who Love is.
Most of all
When asked "so what does love have to do with any of this"?
The radical woman of God will clearly state
"WHY EVERYTHING"