Many of you follow my friend Pure Glory on WordPress. I have to tell you a confession. When I first started reading those blessed words, I wondered at the sincerity because who is so positive all the time? And as the Spirit in me told me, it is a divine gift and the positive words are their contribution to the work of the kingdom of God.
I am thankful and want to thank Pure Glory for the truth encouragement. Love your work and it is appreciated. Please keep writing! Thank you for working for the Lord and encouraging me as well as many others!😄❤
I have been taking my daughter to a kids Bible study for about a month now on Wednesdays. The church we go to on Sundays has nothing for kids on Wednesdays because it is too small, I guess. So, at this new church we met a young college lady and her little sister and tonight also their mom, who was ill last week. They recently moved here from Iowa and don’t know anyone. And we fell in like family. I love them and my daughter and her young on are best of friends already. It is refreshing. And I just wanted to publicly thank the Lord for a new local friend for me and especially Kathleen. It is an answer to prayer and I acknowledge that and am thankful.😄❤
There is a verse whrte Jesus calls us friends. (John 15:13. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14. You are my friends if you do what I command. 15. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – Bible Offline) It is a beautiful thought. It is truth.❤
I consider him a close friend. Long time ago, we were as close as it is possible for two people to be and now I doubt he remembers my name. And I wonder about what changes in life to make things different.
And only one person in a relationship has to decide the relationship is over and it is over for that person, and the other person hangs on sometimes forever, not having decided to end the relationship and still loving them, wondering what they did wrong. But alas, it is what it is, tears and all.
This lead me to feel very strongly what God goes through with us humans He lovingly created on purpose. He wants a relationship with us and He is always on board. It is us that flippantly out of the air just decide the grass is greener over there and skip out on the relationship. We drop it when it is inconvenient or doesn’t give us every wish granted for our pampered arses. And God is right there still loving us and watching for us to come back, longing for one word.
It is cruel to break off a relationship for selfish reasons but it happens And you just walk around with them in your heart all the time or wounded having ripped that part of your heart out. But with the Lord, we have until our breath is gone to humbly say the word and restore the relationship. We just never know when that last breath will be and then eternity is upon us. So we should restore that relationship with all our effort. And the beauty of that is that Jesus is very forgiving and always loving and eager to restore our relationship with Him. Thank God at least He loves me desperately. It is so nice to be loved.❤
Today, I saw an old friend about to play basketball this afternoon at Duff park as we passed to get to the batting cages for my kids to practice. This old friend had hurt me deeply, an offense that separated our friendship. And I had required a great deal of healing from God. Today, seeing this old friend reminded me of God’s complete healing and power because I felt nothing but a need to pray for them. And that was it. No rehashing, no bad feelings, all fully forgive and healed. Only God can do that, friend. ❤ 😍