Posts tagged ‘compassion’

True Valentine 

A while ago I posted this but I forgot to let you know it was my homework and I forgot to ask questions to encourage conversation. I would love to know your input!!

Romans 5:8 But God proves his love for us in that whilewe still were sinners Christ died for us.

There it sat holding one square on the brown tube. What was I to do? My teeth clenched as I pursed my lips together and shook my head. “I’m always putting a new role on! Why can’t he ever do this? It only takes a couple of moments! Now I’m stuck!” 

This is just one of my pet peeves my husband may or may not know about. There is an unwritten list I keep, sometimes I tally the offenses up. But why? What good will it do for me to keep score? I know he loves me more than life; he supports my hobbies, my healthy journey, and he will get up out of bed in the middle of the night to get me a drink or to check a noise that I heard. He knows my faults, yet loves me all the more! He is human, but I believe he’s a fine example of Jesus to me. Moment by moment he lays down his life for other people so that they may have hope, peace, joy.

A few days ago he was in Minneapolis taking a weeklong class so that he can better himself. He does this because he knows this is what God is called him to do. He studies the Bible so that he may help people.

2 Timothy 2:15 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

I’ve been studying the Bible, taking classes, but what for? I want to help people just the same as my husband, to lighten his load. But really is it so I can be like the Israelites and use it against the one God gave me, so I can believe I’m the “better one?” 

God went to the Gentiles, because the Israelites rejected Him. I know I give my husband countless reasons to have a pet peeve list with me, yet He doesn’t remind me of it. My husband has laid down his life for me, because he loves me with an unconditional love. Maybe I too should follow Christ’s example, stop acting like a Pharisee and throw my list away.  

Have you ever felt like a Gentile…. Like people have “lists” for you to follow, yet you never measure up? If so, please explain. 

 
Or…

Do you remember a time when you felt like a Pharisee, feeling like you were better than others? If so, please explain.

True Valentine 

Romans 5:8 But God proves his love for us in that whilewe still were sinners Christ died for us.

There it sat holding one square on the brown tube. What was I to do? My teeth clenched as I pursed my lips together and shook my head. “I’m always putting a new role on! Why can’t he ever do this? It only takes a couple of moments! Now I’m stuck!” 
This is just one of my pet peeves my husband may or may not know about. There is an unwritten list I keep, sometimes I tally the offenses up. But why? What good will it do for me to keep score? I know he loves me more than life; he supports my hobbies, my healthy journey, and he will get up out of bed in the middle of the night to get me a drink or to check a noise that I heard. He knows my faults, yet loves me all the more! He is human, but I believe he’s a fine example of Jesus to me. Moment by moment he lays down his life for other people so that they may have hope, peace, joy.
Right now he’s in Minneapolis taking a weeklong class so that he can better himself. He does this because he knows this is what God is called him to do. He studies to show himself approved.
2 Timothy 2:15 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
I’ve been studying the Bible,taking classes, but what for? So I can be like the Israelites and use it against the one God gave me, so I can believe I’m the “better one?” 
God went to the Gentiles, because the Israelites rejected Him. I know I give my husband countless reasons to have a pet peeve list with me, yet He doesn’t remind me of it. My husband has laid down his life for me, because he loves me with an unconditional love. Maybe I too should follow Christ’s example, stop acting like a Pharisee and throw my list away.  

The Near Window

Eyes open and shut according to time…Like window shades across a pane;

We stand in our houses living our lives,

Wanting to share our name.

But what do we see when we look through the glass? On what do we base our thought?

Do our rules imprison us daily

Or do we open our mouth as we ought?

What would happen if we stepped in their “yard” and said “neighbor how may I help?”

The windows are definitely letting Sonlight in, making the sick well.

So When I open my eyes and see someone down in dumps, perhaps a bit of a grouch…

I will not shut my curtains and rest….

I will get up off my couch.

If I Were God

Earlier on the day to Wandering Poets post of him asking what we would want if we could have anything, I answered “time Machine” because I would go back and fix mistakes, like Hitler’s. But I would start with Adam and Eve. That might fix everything….?
But this got me to thinking…. “How would I do things if I were God?” I hope the answer is not based off of how I can’t play video games for long because I die. Even board games like chess, I have to remember to watch the whole board, making sacrifices to win.
But life is real, with feelings and heartbeats….and love. I’m sure that the mistakes that have been made were somehow connected to love in some way…
I am torn between having everyone be nice robots VS having my feelings….. I’m thankful that God is God and I am not 💕
What would you do if you were God?

Pay It Forward 

I love this movie!!! A class is challenged to make the world a better place through their actions and a boy starts by helping one…. By loving those forgotten, those most would rather forget. 
When his mom finds out, she’s terrified and angry at the teacher, putting her child in danger. She’s been hurt before and wants to protect him of any pain. Yet,  his instruction to those he helps has a massive effect on the world.
What if…. With all the chaos in this world; gun issues, marriage issues, right to Life issues, etc. what would happen if I practiced forgiveness and compassion, instead of hurling insults, waging war, and cutting off those who really need my attention? What if I made healthy boundaries in what I say and do, making time to listen?
Your thoughts?

Question

I have a bit of writer’s block for the class I’m taking. I need to write a paper…. So I was wondering: what topics would you like to have addressed at church? 

Saturday Stew 13

Jesus,

 

You are the Light of the world, for it is so dark here. While You were on this earth You taught us to be light, even salt.  You showed us how to live though our actions, not just by what we say. God, I pray that we can bring hope to a freezing world that is dying to hear Truth.

 

So many days have been filled with rain, but today the sun was shining here!  Oh it was glorious! I know my friends and I are still rejoicing over this day.   Yet,  this still would have been a day to celebrate, even if the clouds got in the way.  We knew the Son was still shining, we would trust.

 

How do you ask the Son to shine?

 

I start through prayer and praise.

 

Sometime it’s through blessing others with our time. Other times it’s with blessing with a phone call or a letter.  Whichever direction the Lord leads ❤

 

We just gotta do something:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

 

I would love to hear from you 😀

 

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If you would like someone to pray with you, contact me at 2L2phant@midco.net

Flashback Friday 8

It was October 7, 2013 and I would love to be right there again. To feel the breeze, smell the air, hear the rustle of the grass, the mooing of the cows, all the farm sounds that woo my heart every time.

 

You might be wondering why I chose these footprints. Even though the creature was small that made these impression in the mud, the rodent did make a mark. And I’m sure we would be able to follow it’s trail if we chose to. No.  I don’t choose to. But that brings me to my next point. What type of footprint am I leaving? If someone were to follow me, what would they find? Joy? Peace? Frustration? Contempt? Honor? Obedience? Compassion? Forgiveness? Would they be able to find me at all? I hope everyone is able to find me and I want them to see Jesus all over me ❤Image

Saturday stew 10

Jesus, I thank You for everything You have done, that nothing we can do or have done will ever change the limitless love that You have for us ❤

Tonight I was given an invaluable gift I want to share with you ❤

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dwv_95IMvj8

Yellow – all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23

Black – the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Red – God provides His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

White – For by grace you are saved, through faith and it is not from yourselves; it is a gift from God-not from works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Green – If you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation . Romans 10:9-10

If you've never had a personal relationship with Jesus, I invite you to pray with me now .

Remember we have all fallen …and it is the wages , something we earn is death…. But Jesus brings us the gift of Salvation, LIFE ❤

All we do is say " Jesus I have sinned , I have done wrong. Apart from You , I deserve death. I thank You for paying my debt. I repent , I need You to come into my life and fill me anew each day . You alone are Lord Jesus ❤ Amen <3"

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It’s All About You

As I sit here and think about all the kindness’ the Lord has shown me; from every breath He’s given me to the roof over my head…this song plays over and over in my head:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipYfBgiY82Q