What we're about
Let me start off by saying that no matter what curbside, corner, or castle you're located at according to the Almighty God our Creator... you ARE royalty! (Don't believe me? Read it for yourself)
1 Peter 2:9 King James Version (KJV)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
Now look, I'm not gonna sit here and promise you caviar & grey poupon on a silver platter. But what I can assure you of is my best effort at providing this group the resources for edifying us in our spiritual walk with Christ and developing a more socially outgoing lifestyle as singles. But it's gonna be on YOU to get outside of your comfort zone and speak up. Hopefully, it'll become easier for all of us as we encourage each other.
Moving on, it's important to understand what a yoke is (besides what's for breakfast). It is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs. It is used to keep them on the same path when treading grain.
You still with me? Ok, cool... so, when you are “equally yoked” with another person in a relationship, you are on the same path and guided by the same source. You have decided to agree on that source to be what steers your path and you go together with the same “yoke”.
The reason it's so critical to be equally yoked is because if you don’t agree with your partner in where you are going, you will break the yoke. It’s not about agreeing in every decision. It’s about agreeing that there is one source determining your ultimate destination and guiding your path. That source will guide you both when you go off course. It will correct and put you back on the path. That's where you get the expression “don’t kick against the goads”. The goads were used to jab the oxen to keep them on the path. When you fight the correction, you hurt yourself and can ultimately break free from the yoke.
If you can't agree on that source of guidance, direction and correction, you may face heavier challenges being yoked together.
2 Corinthians 6:14 King James Version (KJV) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Let us know about any Christian events, retreats, community activities, and other appropriate outings that can be posted on the calendar. Just understand that we reserve the right to not post information that can be considered a conflict of interest. Some events will be sponsored by the Organizer, however, there may be some events listed for informational purposes only and may not necessarily represent events hosted by the Organizer and/or members of the group.
Here's some prior INFO you might care to know about this group:
1/23/2016 Original group had been established.
11/4/2016 Primary group organizer stepped down. Group was provided 1 month for any leadership to take hold otherwise the meetup group would be disbanded automatically.
12/4/2016 New group organizer stepped forward.
3/31/2017 The MeetUp group name "Equally Yoked" was identified as a term frequently used in reference to a married couple.
4/7/2017 Group name changed from "Equally Yoked" to "Royal Singles to Be Equally Yoked" in support of our future goals and actions to follow the path of Jesus Christ.