‘Do everything in love.’ This sounds simple enough but time and time again I find myself failing in it. Especially in my marriage. My face kind of burns admitting it😳 I most definitely did not repeatedly let Gus know that making it to his work party yesterday was stressing me out ‘in love’. It can be so hard sometimes. This whole doing things ‘in love’ requires us to put someone else’s feelings first. And sometimes we just feel like the other person deserves the cold hard truth and that they need to know and feel our unfiltered feelings..but why? We never feel better afterwards and the other person certainly doesn’t. I let it go eventually and we had fun but obviously I haven’t forgotten how I gave Gus a hard time over him just wanting me to be there. Did it inconvenience me? Sure. But more than that I was being a little selfish. I had to let him know that it was a big deal to go. I was not acting I love and all it got me was a guilty conscience😅 and feeling foolish later. This Sunday I pray that you do your best to do everything in love! Not only for the other people around you but for you as well! It just feels better💕 #sundaythoughts - ‘Do everything in love.’ 1 Corinthians 16:14
Dear God, thank you for always being with me no matter what I go through. No more what I experience, you are there. Thank you! ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ Bible Verse: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. –Psalm 23:4
Beloved, He wants all of you, just as you are. . 🤍 If you’d like to accept Christ today, pray this prayer 🤍 . Heavenly Father, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I submit myself and my life to You, Christ Jesus and I thank You for what you did for me on the cross. In Jesus’ name amen.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
When a man installed a security camera outside his house, he checked the video feature to ensure that the system was working. He was alarmed to see a broad-shouldered figure in dark clothing wandering around his yard. He watched intently to see what the man would do. The interloper seemed familiar, however. Finally he realized he wasn’t watching a stranger roam his property, but a recording of himself in his own backyard! What might we see if we could step out of our skin and observe ourselves in certain situations? When David’s heart was hardened and he needed an outside perspective—a godly perspective—on his involvement with Bathsheba, God sent Nathan to the rescue (2 Samuel 12). Nathan told David a story about a rich man who robbed a poor man of his only lamb. Though the rich man owned herds of animals, he slaughtered the poor man’s lone sheep and made it into a meal. When Nathan revealed that the story illustrated David’s actions, David saw how he had harmed Uriah. Nathan explained the consequences, but more important he assured David, “The Lord has taken away your sin” (v. 13). If God reveals sin in our lives, His ultimate purpose isn’t to condemn us, but to restore us and to help us reconcile with those we’ve hurt. Repentance clears the way for renewed closeness with God through the power of His forgiveness and grace. From odb.org