1 Corinthians 13:2
“If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing.”❤
God lovingly designed you and His fingerprints are all over you. He made you exactly the way He wanted to for His delight. No one knows or loves you the way He does. And God never makes mistakes. He is perfect. So you are the product of His loving design. And He did not simply create you, He even provided a way for us to be eternally secure with God through Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. What a beautiful thought. Oh how precious you are to Him!! I think you are pretty amazing too. 😄❤
A huge problem of selfishness invades our churches and blog sites and pretty much everywhere in that people want to be heard but not listen. People want to be heard and want people to care but could care less to listen back and really hear others. They demand attention and audience like little children but have no time to listen back. This is selfishness and insecurity. If people understood that they are dearly loved by God and are secure in His salvation through Jesus, they would feel His secure love fully and not need validation of others. When God takes root in your heart, selfishness subsides and you long to give attention to God and to others rather than keep talking. This needs to be checked in all our hearts because selfishness stems from pride but being humble is what we need to be right with God.❤
As baby will soon be here for long visits, I am making a baby quilt to cuddle baby safely here. I am doing a small biscuit or puff quilt with a calming aquarium theme. I will take pictures when I have more than just the cutout fabric (which was my afternoon). I had thought I was finished quilting for a while but alas, need to cozy our grand baby up with love. Quilts take dedicated effort, which to me is love. To me, you spend time on someone you love. And it is truly rewarding to love someone. And we will make time for this precious little baby and his comfort. And may God convey this love to them through this act of love. May God bless all our efforts where loving people is concerned. May God be praised!😄❤
To me, friends are equal to family. I make few friends but adopt them fully invested into my family and personal space. My friends are always fully welcome to anything of mine and they are exceedingly precious to me. I am not sure if being brothers/sisters in Christ has made my friendships so much more powerful with that essentially deep spiritual connection. The reason I do not know is that no close friend I have adopted has ever been an unbeliever/unsaved. So I do not know for certain but I am pretty sure it plays a strong role in bonding. Thank you, beautiful friends. I pray for you and love you and am here if ever you need me. ❤
Jesus meets us where we are as we are. All He needs from us is a humble heart that allows Him in. That is it. The rest does not matter, He happily does the rest of the work out of His enormous love and grace.
For example, when He met and changed me recently, I had been a hot mess. Seriously, I was lost and depressed, having lost my daddy and two close friends I absolutely loved. I was depressed, trying to survive while raising two kids full time and caring for a home and husband who was very mean to me. And I broke before God, realizing I had nothing left I could muster. I humbly said, “Ok, help me.” Huge prayer right there. Then it began. The good work.
He put it in my heart if I had to sleep alone that I would be covered by Jesus and reassured He never left me or forsook me. He put the notion of a quilt and I hand-stiched every block and applique and border and everything to include 5 blocks in the center that depict the life of Jesus. I put crosses and hearts on the corners and our family in there and have been covered by Jesus every night since. As I stiched, Jesus was healing me. I was changing.
Then He kept me wanting to read the Bible. I could not get enough. And I prayed and prayed. I walked with Him alone and had great conversations. I cried a lot. Then I fasted and prayed and deepened my relationship with Jesus. And here we are today, and I am ready to go to heaven anytime He is ready to snatch us up out of here.
And it is all from Jesus meeting me where I was in a broken mess with my tiny humble prayer and acceptance of Him. Jesus comes to us and is big and wise and loving enough to take care of us and meet us where we are. There is no holy pill to swallow, no formalities we need to do, no sacrifice we first must make except that ego. We must humbly pray and accept Him. Then He meets us in whatever else we got into and fixes everything. Yes, we may have work to do but it is easy with His help. ❤
In this health quest, I determined to say yes when they again needed a coach for 2nd and 3rd grade homeschool PE. There was a need and I decided to step in but requested a co-coach that can fill in if we need to be elsewhere. And it was granted… Perfect!
And after coaching my very big class, I am not tired but revitalized. I love coaching. And the sheer energy and excitement of these kids is energetic and helping them be healthier and learn different sports just makes my day.
And we start every day with prayer, so they are getting the “God made us to be healthy” connection. And that is one of my favorite new thoughts.
God made us to be healthy. Health is a choice. We were not made to be a lump, to be waited on, to do nothing but be entertained. All that is garbage. We were made to be healthy, to serve, to help, to love on people. And my kids remind me of that and so become the teachers. Beautiful!❤