Looking at “Loving God and Others” I was reminded of how sweet it is that despite all we did, do or will do Jesus still loves us. But even sweeter than that is realizing He took our sins on the cross, died for us, and despite all that pain and suffering we caused Him, He wants to be an intimate part of our life. Now that is HUGE!
When we really grasp how much He forgave us and the fact that He still longs to have an intimate relationship with us, it should radically affect our relationships. None of the hurts we have suffered at the hands of others even compare to what Jesus suffered because of us. To say we love someone and want their best, refuse to have anything to do with them and even cause others to pull away, is just as wrong. (more…)
For the past several years in my prayer time at the end of December, God has given me a specific word for the upcoming year. It has been interesting to see how significant that word was throughout the year. This year God gave me the word “NEW” and, with that He gave me a glimpse of what some of those new things would be.
- New Year – this one seems obvious but only on the surface. I knew we were beginning a new year but I have yet to see all that is hidden beneath the surface.
- New jobs – we are still with Precept Ministries International. However, as of the beginning of the year we are now on the Social Media Team in the Marketing Department. You got it, all things are new as we learn all about Facebook, Twitter and other social media forums.
- New blog – new look, new posts and hopefully new followers. Unfortunately it has taken me 4 months to roll it out, but here and it is new to you!
- New milestones – anniversaries, stages of life, new life etc.