It must be me.
It's so easy to say "she's controlling" or "he's selfish."
I get offended, or overwhelmed, or angry. Romans 2:1 says "Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things."
It is hard to acknowledge "yuckiness" in myself. Especially, when I would rather point my finger Amazing Grace that saved a wretch like me. Thank God He is not only the author of my faith, but the finisher too.
Love is never more so than when it would be easier to hate.
I read this verse today, or at least part of it. "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear..." (Col 3:4)
who is our life? Really?
Is Christ my life? Seeing clearly that it is my own desires which makes up my life.
"Set your affection on things above and not on things on the earth."
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
It's amazing how the slightest thing can separate you from the love of another person; a difference in opinion, a bad attitude, a word UNfitly spoken. In an instant their love (at times, MY love) is cut off.
Nothing will ever separate me from the love of God.
The first thing God's love is: Long-suffering. The second thing, Kind.
My aunts and uncles (and even strangers) keep pointing out the similarities between my mom and my oldest daughter.
Oh, how I wish I could sit with Mom and ask her "How do I raise this amazing girl?"
Why didn't I ask her before all of this?
This kid is a happy joy to me. Oblivious to all the hard hearts around him, he just smiles and loves and shares...Thank you Noah, Thank you Lord
Naomi, growing up so fast. Such a tender little heart, easily broken and overwhelmed.
Trusting you Lord to watch over her.