Posts tagged ‘Forgiveness’

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.  

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Down For The Count!

Down For The Count!

Throbbing head from a fall

Because I couldn’t keep silent.

They were getting on my nerves…

Yeah, now I must repent!

But I’m in pain, I cannot move;

They hit me pretty hard!

Revenge is quite painful –

I shouldn’t have played that card!

What’s this? Ice called “grace”…

I’m to apply it to the pain?

Created to bring healing

All in Jesus’ Name.

Oh, how forgiven I am

Because God first loved me!

Grace to bring my swelling pride down

Just so I can see.

Perhaps I will share His grace

Then maybe my plank will go away

And I can see The Path to walk;

But before I make a move, first I will pray.

Bleeding Out

Bleeding Out
Anger roams within me, waiting just to pounce!

They took a part of me! I’ll bite off just an ounce!!
Let them feel the pain sear constantly in their head –

Just like I’ve been living, wishing I were dead!
Yes they need to bleed; to be wounded at the heart!

What? You want me to listen to You … before I even start?
Why are You handing me a Mirror, this isn’t about me!!

I know I’m covered in mistakes!!!! I just want to be free!!
Wait!! What are You doing?!? How am I Looking through Your eyes?

Where are all my mistakes, along with those filthy little lies?
You’ve forgiven me? With all the wrong I’ve done; I was about to kill!!

Forgiveness is Your choice – the Cross is on the Hill.
Wait! You’re removing the mirror!! I’m sure to strike this time!!

My enemy looks different; I see their pain. You say the choice is all mine. 
Whether I am a weapon, or I choose to forgive; it lasts an eternity.

The next move I make will be determined by what I see.

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 5

Saturday Stew 5
Jesus,
We praise You for all that You have done, for thinking of us at the very beginning of time, when there was nothing….seeing us through until we are something because of Your great love for us. Lord, I pray that as we go through our days and nights, wherever we are….geographically, emotionally, spiritually, physically….may we be emptied out of our selfish ways and be filled with Your compassion, forgiveness, strength, endurance, healing, trust, boldness, love and whatever else we may need to complete that task You have given us to do.

Recently, I attended my first writer’s group where we began our discussion with where the topics of the movies and books have traveled through the years. I love the black and white movies where they are singing, and I go through a case of Kleenexes (I know it’s pathetic, really). Drama movies always get me as well. I’ve even been known to bring Kleenexes to Superhero movies.

Ok. Ok. Before you click yourself away from my site with all this icky sap….there is a purpose for stating the above. I love to write, mostly poetry because I have yet to find a way of when I start……um, where was I?

While stirring the pot for today’s Saturday stew, I thought about the blogs I’ve been reading and what I want to share. Here are just a few –

The post by Spiritbath tells of a soldier’s disobedience because he understood what love is. http://spiritbath.com/2014/02/20/i-have-never-seen-an-example-of-loving-your-enemy-that-touched-me-this-profoundly/ ;

AB’s post “Extinction” a poem about a war that never ends. http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/extinction/ ;

OM’s post about children being in the middle of countries at war. http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/02/17/now-this-if-i-were-the-type-to-cry/ ;

Gimme Shelter Movie trailer https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Gimme+Shelter

Gimme Shelter poem https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Hope+For+The+Apple

and an incredible article by Holistic Wayfarer about a mother’s love and forgiveness. http://holisticwayfarer.com/2014/02/14/the-power-of-unstoppable-love/

“The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart; so be careful with your words.”

Proverbs 18:21 “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit-you choose.”

My words are powerful.

I’m not exactly sure where we are today in film or literature, but I know I can choose to start building bridges with my pen.

Your words are powerful. What would you like to add to this Saturday Stew?

If you would like to comment in private or would like prayer, write me at 2L2phant@midco.net

For those of you who would like leftovers, see below:
Starting Saturday Stew
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/starting-saturday-stew/
Saturday Stew 2
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew+2
Saturday Stew 3
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=saturday+stew
Saturday Stew 4
https://2l2phant.wordpress.com/?s=Saturday+Stew+4