The name La Ritta means ‘The Pearl’. You may notice that this is not just any old pearl but ‘The’ Pearl. It brings to mind the scripture about the pearl of great price. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price – “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl, went and sold all that he had and bought it”. And too, when God looked at us, His finest creation, He saw The Pearl of great price and decided then and there that we were worth His greatest possession His one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ . And we were bought. La Ritta has all this to keep in mind. While she really is of great value to God and to those of us to whom He has sent she also has had an extremely valuable price paid for her. But she is worth it.
In what way or ways is La Ritta worth the price paid for her? Her beauty, wit, talent or what? It could be any of these or all of them. It matters not to God. When he views her all He sees is perfection. All she needs to do is get into her prayer closet and seek His dear Face and He will guide her on the perfect path on which He would have her travel. He could and might lead her into a lot of different areas and types of things she never dreamed she would go. Her concept of her life is limited. While God on the other hand has no limitations.
God is waiting on La Ritta. On one hand there is no way she can disappoint Him while at the same time she can not aim or aspire too high. His Holy Spirit is there at the ready to help her when she feels too tired, frightened at the future or just plain flustered. He is there too when she feels fearless and strong enough to try her wings again and again and get again. He never gets too tired to try again. La Ritta has so much potential and already, without even knowing it, is a valuable asset to the people in her life.
Her worth is far above rubies. Prov. 31:10
The name Caroline is a feminine form of the name Charles which means ‘strength’. This strength could be some moral or intellectual power, or a great resource such as wealth or talent. Physical strength does not enter the picture as far as the interpretation of this name is concerned. Caroline attains a different kind of strength when she allows the Lord of Hosts to enter her life, totally changing, and infusing her inner man with a strength that can come only from the Lord, This is done by spending time with Him, allowing Him to infuse within her His Spirit and when she does do this, she then becomes a mighty ‘man’ of valor in the Kingdom of God
Caroline is strong in many ways. She can be leaned on in a time of trouble and be counted on when the rough times comes. She is not easily swayed, in her opinions or judgments. Mostly she has strength of character, moral excellence and firmness. The Lord would not have any of us use trickery or especially have a woman use her feminine wiles to win over someone into the Kingdom of God. However, He does give certain people the ability to woo another person to their way of thinking. So long as this ‘power’ is used for the advancement of the Army of the Lord it is quite acceptable I would think.
All these do describe Caroline as a woman of God who has allowed the Holy Spirit to take complete control of her being, a finished product, so to speak. But in reality Caroline is but flesh and bone subject to all the failures we all face. And Caroline does fail, make no mistake . However she does desire for this to be so. Therefore, in God’s eyes, and when she is needed to be so, she is all this. Because all she has to do is in sincerity believing that He will perform His Word like He says He will and it is done.
It would be a wise thing to have Caroline on your side, if a side is to be taken. Being a woman her physical strength just does not come into play. However, as was mentioned earlier there are different ways and kinds of strength. She certainly is not a ‘big man’ but, on the inside, where it counts, in God’s eyes and those who love and depend upon her,Caroline is a giant of a man. The forces of evil tremble when her footsteps are heard coming.
Eph 6:10 . . . be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His
The name Rachelle means ‘a lamb’. A person defined as a lamb is considered to be sweet, kind and gentle and even naive at times. Maybe Rachelle is all that. However one can’t judge a book by its cover. Rachelle has learned a few things in her walk with the Lord. Our Lord was described as being meek and mild. Moses was the meekest man in the world when he was alive and look what God did with him.
Rachelle may be the absolute sweetest person you will ever meet. The Lord has blessed her with a meek spirit which does not always mean that she is necessarily quiet and shy. Like Pres. Roosevelt once said, ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’. Rachelle has learned through her walk with the Lord that you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinagar. And she has also learned that those annoying flies can be dealt with quickly and easily if you have the right equipment .
Rachelle may not be the quiet and reserved person previously described. She may be at least outwardly the complete opposite . But that is another book cover which is held up for the world to see. Her spirit man is still the one who has to approach the All Mighty God in the Holy of Holies. And that is not a light or easy thing to do. When she appears before her Master and Savior Rachelle is as quiet and meek as a lamb, After all, He left the ninety and nine to come find her. She was worth it to Him. This is what makes Rachelle ‘s spirit man so humble, regardless of the front she let’s others see.
The scriptures says to be strong in the Lord and there is only one way to accomplish this . Through the study of His Word and your relationship with Him. Rachelle because her very nature is to be quiet and reserved has been drawn to an intimate closeness with Jesus. She is dependent on His strength to help her make it through life in general. Others who get to know the real Rachelle find that she really is a quiet source of strength and comfort.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.