Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reflection on Love

Charity suffereth long,
and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up, 
Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;

I have dealt with various things lately that have caused me much anxiety and stolen joy from my heart and time from my family. I am in the midst of quite reflection on things and people in my life. I have fervently asked God to help me get past some hurt, be less critical and not seek to return evil for evil. The verse above is plastered every where: on cards, plaques, and pictures, but I never really gave it much thought. Today the Lord has used it to guide me and I have fully read and studied each line. If I am loved by friends then it will look like the above verse, If I am truly loving others then I will be like the scripture. I can't give my time and energy for anything less. I can gauge my relationships by it and I can gauge my own behavior by it.  For the sake of my family I must cling to my vision of home and not leave my heart so open for distraction. I will purpose to give myself to my family and church and seek less of others. I need God's approval, not my peers. I need to serve God, my husband and  children. I am convinced I will find fulfillment in that like no other relationship can give. It has been a hard learning experience, it has hurt, but I am ready to move on.

This post is probably just for me.  A reminder, a bridge to get from where I am now to where I see in my heart that I want to be.  After all, a blog is nothing more than a journal for me. Perhaps it will help someone else, it has helped me by just writing it.

It is time to prioritize and set my face and not look back. I have a great mission field right here and now, I need to look no further for purpose or validation.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

I know my blog is generally light-hearted and upbeat, but there are valleys here at Treasures Unseen as well as mountains. :)


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