Sunday, February 10, 2013

February: The Month of Love Part 2

Ephesians 5:28-30 states the following; "Even so husbands should love their wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, Because we are members (parts) of His body."
Notice what God's word tells husbands to do; love their wives as their own bodies; which means that my husband is to love me and treat me like he would love and treat himself. I feel that this can be a difficult thing for husbands to do, but  some husbands make an effort at times. So, today I just wanted to say that I am thankful that my husband makes the effort to really listen to me when we talk. I know that sometimes I can just talk and talk and talk, but when it really counts my husband listens to me. I am thankful that my husband is learning how to love me like he loves himself. I am thankful that my husband is choosing to love me like he loves himself; because that is the first step that husbands and wives must make-to choice to do something. What I have learned in my many years on this earth is that no one can make you do anything, no matter what they may say to you about whatever, you will always have a choice to make and that is your right because God made it that way. So, by my husband making the decision to chose to love me like he loves himself is huge, and I am very thankful for that.

So, today I am thankful that my husband continues to chose to love me like he loves himself. I know wives say their husbands never listen to them, and for me some of the time that is true. But that 10% of the time, the time when I really need him to listen, he always rises to the occasion and really listens, and I am truly thankful for those times.

I have said my peace for this week, now it is your turn. What are you thankful for today? Until next time....

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February: The Month of Love

The Webster's Dictionary defines love as a strong affection or liking for someone or something, and I Corinthians 13:4-7 states what God says love is. This month there will be many stores that will be selling a lot of things that this world says represents what love is, but God's word tells me different. God's word tells me that love is a choice that someone makes regardless of the situation or how he other person may act. Because I am a child of the Most High I have been told that I must love the people of this world regardless of how they may act. But loving people can be hard, so that is why I have chosen to blog about what I am so thankful for during February to remind myself to love and to be appreciative of what God has blessed me with. I find myself forgetting, which causes me to fall into depression, but then I remind myself that God didn't create me with  spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. And with God's word coming out of my mouth I remember that I was created with a purpose and I must continue to walk it out with God instead of just accepting what this world say I can have (because Gods word says I can have what I say I can have).

So, today, on February 2, 2013 I am thankful for God and the fact that He can't lie. I am so thankful to know God for myself, and I know for myself that He can't lie. I Corinthians 13:4-8 states: "Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth]."

What are you thankful for today? That is the question for this month, so think about it, write it down, and share it if you like. But use it to remind your self that God is real and He really loves you..... Until next time.....

Me and My Husband

My Son-Lee

My Mommy...

My Family

My Sister

Some of the people that I love.........