Love is a battlefield. No one ever said that love was easy. Loving your spouse, kids, family, even our friends. It’s never easy to love someone. Well, except God. That’s the easiest love you’ll ever find. His love for us endures all. And loving him is the easiest thing you could ever do. But that’s not what I wanted to write about today. Today, I want to speak to all the spouses out there. I love my husband with all my heart. We’re so much alike and have so much in common. That’s what makes our marriage so great but some times I forget that we’re not 100% alike. We do have our differences and won’t always see things the same way. We so easily forget that our spouses have a mind of their own when we get stirred up about something or over excited. When they don’t react the same way we do or the way we expect them to, we sometimes are blinded by our own emotions. Try to keep in mind when you are in those moments to talk it out and listen to your spouse. Be willingly to admit when you’re wrong. Have an open heart and an open mind.
Today was one for the books. My husband, son and I were baptized at our church. As a family we accepted the one true Lord in front of our church family. I am filled with so much joy. Giving your self to the Lord is amazing but the opportunity to do so as a family is a whole new level of amazement.
Thank you Lord. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me and my family. I am blessed.
“For you are our father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You O Lord, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your Name.” Isaiah 63:16
There is power in His name. After the first day I surrendered to Him, the name Jesus filled me with overwhelming joy. I had never felt so much joy in my life. Knowing that Jesus is my savior and gave his life for me. That is amazing. That is LOVE.
He gave His life for me. For all of us. He loved us so much that He died on that cross for our sins.
As we go into Easter Sunday. Remember that. Remember that he died for us and on the third day he rose! He is risen!
The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Patience is something that we started learning as children. And as grownups, it seems that we still haven’t quite conquered the concept of patience.
Every day our patience is tested, whether it’s in a small or big way. It’s how we react to these tests of patience, that show just how much we have grown. While writing this post, the Lord reminded me that I still have a lot to learn about patience.
Many times, we find ourselves waiting for our prayers to be answered, or a miracle to happen. We forget that God has a plan. That we’re on God’s time.
Forgive yourself of the sins of your past. Move on and grow from it. We are like flowers. In darkness, we do not grow, but when light is shined down on us, we flourish and grow. Let the Lord’s light shine down on you. Open your petals and be engulfed in his light. You will find growth, love and faith in His garden.
I think it’s safe to say we have all done things in our past we are not proud of. If we let that rule our lives then we are letting the demons run our lives. If you do not let go of the past, learn from it and move on, then you can not grow from it.
I love that word,’grow‘. Growing is something we do all our lives, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I’ll leave you with a parable tonight.
“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:1-9 (NIV)
One of the greatest things I have noticed, since my surrender, is that everything I look at now seems new.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
It’s like looking at it all through new eyes. The world is so beautiful. Life is so beautiful. Praise the Lord for all that he as given and done for us!
I told my husband this weekend that it would be so easy for me to ask Jesus why he didn’t open my eyes sooner. Or why he chose me when he did. Instead, I want to praise him and give thanks to him for choosing me when he did and how he did. I want to give him my love and receive his love.
Everyday, start your day with giving thanks. Give thanks for all that you have and all that you will receive. He is truly a mighty and loving God!