Discovering what love is one day at a time
I had the opportunity last week to steal my 10 year old son away from school to go to his orthodontist appointment. On the way back to school we were discussing school work tests and the basics, when he mentioned how he noticed in the book he was reading that the Greek gods had a lower case g and they even referred to God with an upper case G. He also pointed out the fact that because there wasn’t a teacher for his class on Sunday that he got to be in service. The one thing he noted from the teaching was in John where Jesus answers the Jews and says “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said you are gods”? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came….
Life is always full of unexpected challenges. Many of them seem to be giants…or big ol’ elephants. Sometimes we can convince ourselves that if we just walk over to the side, or not even go in that direction we will not have to deal with it, and everything will be great. Sometimes the giant is an attitude or a way of thinking that keeps us behind the line, and stuck in a place that doesn’t allow us freedom.
Stewardship is something that is always on my mind. I am always looking for ways to improve my own stewardship of the things I am responsible for in my life. The word stewardship means the office, duties, or obligations of a steward. Also, conducting, supervising and managing of something. The careful responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. I can think of this in many arenas in my life.
Do you ever think about what heaven will be like? I do. I think about it all the time. The beauty of Jesus Christ, and the beauty of now… the fact that we do not have to die, in the physical sense to have an intimate relationship with Him, is a mind blower. Constant communication with the One that loves you as is…life changing. One difference between then (heaven) and now (here alive on earth), is that the physical realities will not be a distraction. Sometimes I wonder if God is as excited as we are to have us in heaven or not…and then I think it is probably no different for Him…because nothing is in His way (our sin), unless we do not believe.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.