Black Men Do You Know You Are Loved
The absence of you in marriage
The absence of you to help ease everything
The absence of you in the family unit
The absence of you in your sons and daughters life IS MUCH felt
The absence of the women from your heart that you keep separated while still creating life
The absence of your presence mentally and physically, the ache within our hearts
1 Corinthians 11:11-12
11But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. 12For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from a woman, and everything comes from God.
God had many responsibilities he gave a woman BUT equally he gave instructions for men to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for her.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her
Have you loved and been present (mind, body, and soul) with the woman/women in your life? Have you made the choice to attempt to love her with all your heart, doing all you can for her well being as she has for you? Have you ever known the depth of a woman desire and love to have you in her heart and life?
When you give up in life you leave emptiness all around you. You are important. You are vital. You are necessary. You are loved and you are need in the presence of a woman. Do not be intimidated by someone's position but seek to love and be present as Christ lay down his life for the church. If you love and are present (with all your love might), know that your presence is significant and vital to the family. We see you, we feel you, we need you, and we believe in you so long as your path is righteous.
We need you but we need you RIGHT. You are relevant, and know that if the world tells you that you don't count
YOU DO, I PROMISE YOU
YOU ARE VALUED BEYOND MEASURE
*You have to know our love and desire for you can never be replaced by accomplishments, materials, self-sufficiency.
You Are Needed
The Bible says this about a RIGHTEOUS woman:
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
So if you encounter a woman that brings light to you then seek to be her light as well. No competition, no games, just righteous intent. Your presence eases our souls and provides a completeness in our lives that would never exist without you. When you enter our lives with at your best you fill a void that would exist, and be impossible to fill, without you. You are our completeness and not only do we need you, your children need you present as well.
Rest assure we need you. Not for sexual pleasure or to look good or your swag/vehicle or to provide shopping sprees. We need you to uplift as the ancestors require you to do so. We need you to navigate, guide, and lead with spiritual purpose and with accountability to our ancestors. Seeing clearly the women you choose, the path you tread, and being all that we know you can be accomplishing all that we know that you can. We need your whole essence.
You are needed, valuable, and wanted in such space in our hearts.
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman. (NLT)