God: Reconnect to Him
Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Michael’s Perfect Soul Mate
July 19, 2010 – Michael’s Perfect Soul Mate
Genesis 2:24 – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Song of Solomon 2: 4-7 – “THE Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick. His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.”
Someone asked me a week ago, if I thought Lisa Marie Presley or Debbie Rowe were really in love with Michael Jackson. It was a funny question to me. Of all the rumor circulating about his preferences, his habits, his choice of company, this is probably one of the least investigated. From what I have read, people just assumed that Michael did not have a conventional marriage with either of the two ladies that were his wives.
Michael loved everyone. He was one of the few people walking the earth that could genuinely express that without reservation, no matter who you were, color, religion or ethnic background. I had read that he had a little harder time with the one-on-one relationship then he did with an audience-filled arena, but I understood that after learning what he had to deal with. Michael on some levels, had to protect himself to the extreme. However, when it came to his feelings, most would agree that he wore those on every sleeve.
If we go back to Michael’s explanation of love, and his search for it:
During the interviews with Rabbi Schmuley, Rabbi asks, “The fans love you because you can sing and because you can dance, or do you feel unconditional love from your fans?”
"That's hard, 'cause I'm not in their skin. Umm, I think after discovering who I am and how I see them and make them feel good about themselves, they love me unconditionally. I love [my fans] to pieces and what makes my heart happy is when I see they support my beliefs about family and children. They have these big billboards of children and babies and they're with me, they get it, you know? They get what I'm saying.”
"Let us dream of a tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth." Michael Jacskon
Michael was always looking for unconditional love. He learned what that was from reading the Bible. What he gave he rarely got back in return. So few people know what unconditional love is, what it feels like when receiving it, or how to describe it. It is a love that is soul deep. It comes from and penetrates to your soul. It is God-created and there is nothing more fulfilling or lasting.
Michael’s connection to children, as I covered in this blog: Michael, God’s Answered Prayer to Children.
had a lot to do with unconditional love. Michael’s explanations of Jesus’ emphasis on children in scripture, of coming to Christ with “that kind of innocence”. Children are unhindered and have not yet been shoved into boxes they don’t fit into by the world. Children are not yet “of the world” and therefore recognize and can identify love as God designed it, not as the world describes it.
So then, what kind of wife would Michael have needed for a successful marriage?
“With two children of my own, I know what it means to balance the demands of family and career - and let's not even talk about finding a date for myself. Rabbi Shmuley keeps telling me he'll find me the perfect woman. My response is, 'As long as she's not a journalist” Michael Jackson – 2001
“But if you don't have that memory of being loved, you are condemned to search the world for something to fill you up. But no matter how much money you make or how famous you become, you will still feel empty. What you are really searching for is unconditional love, unqualified acceptance. And that was the one thing that was denied to you at birth.” - Michael Jackson, 2001
My friend and I talked about this and because Michael was who he was, my response was as below:
“From what I have learned about Michael, neither Lisa Marie nor Debbie Rowe were ever going to last. Michael was very biblical and even though he may have been drawn to stronger women, he couldn't relate to them. They are typically too demanding and not willing to "cleave to" him as his wife. He would have benefitted more from a Biblical type of wife. Someone who knew how important it was to "become one flesh" with your spouse. Michael by the very nature of his work, needed a woman who could become part of him in every sense of the word. She loved what he loved. His love for children and his fans became her love for them. There is no room for envy or selfishness in a life like Michael's. Not to be a doormat, but to be his support when he needs, give him his creative space when he needs . . . be his shoulder when he needs. To love him and get to know him enough to KNOW when he needs space and when he needs held. Lord knows Michael knew how to be that for others. That takes a love that only God can bring together. Michael was married to his music and his craft. His wife would also have to be.
“I agree with you about Michael marrying earlier on, if he could have found a GOOD woman, and I'm sorry, I don't consider either Lisa Marie and Debbie Rowe "good women" to be his wife. They were good friends but too independent. I so wish he could have met his soul mate of the fairer sex! It's so unfair that he should have felt so isolated and alone.”
Michael and Lisa Marie Presley
That was what I shared with a friend. People surmise that the term “biblical” in relation to things means prudish, or rigid or even judgmental.
My husband and were in such a position where, when we wanted to get married, we had to rely on God. We knew we were meant to be together, but nothing would work out. It was God’s way of backing us into a corner so we would listen. That was in 2005 and it was a very bad year for me.
During one evening of praying alone for answers, I got one and it is one of the miracle milestones in my life. During the following two weeks God answered every prayer that was weighing me down that night. My then “friend” and I got together and we prayed together and made a promise to God. We both told him we had faith that he wanted us together, but that there was something that we weren’t doing. So we promised God that we would “hold off” until the time he saw fit that we could be married, no matter how long it took. Eleven months later, our pastor married us and everything for that wedding came together.
It was during that eleven months, when all we had was each other, conversation, and a promise to keep, that we learned the most about each other. I love that man more than life. It was when we put God first in our relationship that God put us first. It was a blessing I will never forget.
As chaotic as Michael’s life was, and as isolating at times out of necessity for protection, Michael rarely had a chance to ever really explore or to find his soul mate out in the world. However, his focus on his music and the message and God filled some of those voids. I would have really liked that he had more people he could talk to about such things. Even with that said, as I discover more and more of the conversation he had with various people he worked with, recorded with and wrote songs with, I’m finding that he was not so misunderstood by the people that truly “got” him and cared about him.
If he were here today, that is what I would pray for him to have happen. He really and truly deserved it.
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” – Michael Jackson