Discovering what love is one day at a time
In our culture today, everything is pretty much acceptable but no one is really held accountable. Yet according to the Word of God everyone is loved and everyone is held accountable. God’s love can’t not love. His love includes accountability.
Pride is a roadblock to the unending supply of God’s grace. Pride sets us up as enemies to God.
Pride is a complainer. It sounds like “why me?” Pride flaunts, sets itself in the highest position, and says,
to God, that "your word is nice…but it doesn’t really work for me, or apply to me."
There are many more examples to what pride may look or sound like… but I think we all can relate to
having an issue with pride. (If you say you cannot relate, that is pride…just saying)
Have you ever felt like life would be easier if you could just know what was going to happen next?
What if by seeing ahead you could just prepare for the hard stuff or avoid it completely?
Reality is, we don’t know what is going to happen next, and daily we are confronted with situations and circumstances that we have no control of the outcome. But the truth is we do have control over our own response.
I saw a quote the other day that said “You may be alive…but that doesn’t mean you are living.” As I chewed on it that one song by Guns N Roses went through my head… It goes something like this…
“When you were young & your heart was an open book, you used to say live and let live, You know you did(x3), But if this ever changing world in which we live in… Makes you give in and cry, Say live and let die…”
Isn’t it wonderful that everyone in this world has different ideas, different perceptions on life, and personalities different from ours?
Isn’t it wonderful that we all get the freedom to choose how we are going to live our lives?
Are we not enriched by the fact that we are all not the same?
Isn’t it wonderful that we do not have to convince others of the way we have chosen to live?
Isn’t it beautiful that we can value and honor one another despite the fact that we may not understand the way someone has chosen to live and operate in their lives….and we do not have to agree?
Would it not be even more wonderful if we all would choose to have honor and value for each other?
Would it be beautiful to see hearts choosing to love despite disagreement…That as a people we would not operate out of fear in disagreement…and verbally separate ourselves from others by letting everyone know our disagreement? Which may look like name calling or gossip or complete avoidance... as I am sure their are many other unhealthy ways to show disagreement.
I love that we get to manage ourselves, and we get to enjoy the people around us.
Praying that we all would truly celebrate, value and honor the lives that we are surrounded with.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two boys ages 18 and 13.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.