Hello Friend's ,
As I have been in heavy prayer for day's now over my blog and where the Lord wants it to go from here I am at peace with the answer "He" has given and confirmed.... I am to be posting daily in what I will call "Speak To My Heart Monday's" and so on as days of week change. I will only be posting Monday- Saturday Giving Sunday to God and Family all Day and during Fall Holiday's I may post every few days as Lord allows!!!!! In these Speak to my Heart posts I will share things that have spoken to my heart thru the reading of the Word or a good book I am in or whatever Lord speaks to my heart. My Passion is to reach, teach, lead, love, and grow alongside of Women of God so we Can be ALL God wants us to be. So here it goes also
please keep my blog in your prayers I know the enemy attacks when we set out to obey God.
Speak To My Heart Tuesday:
Today's thru the Word was 1 Peter Ch. 4 & 5 and the scripture that really stood out was in Chapter 4 verses (8-9) here they are in the NKJV :
(8) And above ALL things have fervent LOVE for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." (9) Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
In the Amplified version of the Bible it says it this way:
"Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offences of others]. [Prov. 10:12] Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and ALL others who come your way who are of Christ's body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing God Himself). "
For myself I love this passage it is always a great reminder to Love ALL. I really appreciate the Amplified version and the intense wording it stresses such as , have an intense and unfailing love for one another now I dont know about you but with out the Spirit within I dont have an intense Love for anyone and when in flesh we only Love ourselves right? This kind of unfailing Love can only be found in Jesus and as we become more like Him we can start loving people this way as we start to see other's thru the eyes of Christ and not the Blinders we tend to wear often. In a commentary (favorite of My husband and I) by MacArther he puts it this way in verse 8 where it speaks of fervent love that "fervent" means "to be stretched" , to be strained and for me I can say this to be true it is a huge stretch I dont want to have that kinda love for ALL some are just down right mean and nasty people so it is a stretch I am stretched everytime one of these hard to love people come my way however it is what we ae called to do friend's we are not called to only love friend's and family we like and are easy to get along with nope scripture says "ALL".
This kind of love requires the Christian to put another's spiritual good ahead of our own desires in spite of how the other treats us . [ 1 Cor. 13: 4-7; Phil. 2:1-4] "love covers a multitude
of sins." we must be able to over look the sins not to keep record (this doesn't mean to over look the discipline of sins when needed and Lord led in Love) but it does mean we as the body dont stop loving because of ones sins because we have ALL sinned and fallen short (Romans).
It does however specifically say that we should overlook sins against us if at all possibleand always be ready to forgive insults and unkindness. "Be hospitable to one another" scripture also calls us to do this for strangers Heb. 13: 1-2 Love is Practical not just emotional it is also an action not just words expressed so are we showing others around us this "fervent" Love the Lord speaks of ??? Something for us to ponder I know I can honestly say I fall VERY SHORT in this area and Pray I can Love ALL thru the eyes of Jesus. Also I liked in the Amplified version it says to be hospitable and without doing it grudgingly but cordially and graciously without complaining but as representing Christ Himself .... I have to say that I have in the past myself as well as hearing other's say oh no look who is coming over not now I cant deal with such and such right now ..."YIKES" I want to remind you I admitted to doing this myself too ladies however we are called to be gracious and cordial and show LOVE to ALL not just our friend's or new people but even the Hard to Love ones too and we all know of some of those types dont we?
I have started trying something new before I am tempted to say something rude I say to myself wow what if they say that about me mmm the Whole TREAT OTHER'S HOW YOU YOURSELF WANT TO BE TREATED yikes when I look at it that way I sure would not want to be treated in an unloving unkind manner so I better becareful how I am with other's......Well Lot's to pray about I pray you were provoked to study these scriptures more and even convicted thru His Word as I was to be very careful to LOVE ALL People !!!
NOW FOR MY MOM MOMENT'S - To you Mom's out there whom may be struggling to either get back to Homeschooling soon or to Start Homeschool for the very first time may I offer some words of encouragement in which I myself have just been encouraged by: What task has God given to you that He has not allowed you to carry out? Good Question God says when HE starts a good work He shall Finish His work so if He has called us to Homeschool and started that good work HE can and will finish it we just have to have FAITH and allow Him to guide and direct our school year. Wherever He Leads us this Year I have always believed where God Guides He Provides if we are NOT seeing this to be true we may NOT be in HIS PERFECT WILL for our lives and I encourage you to Pray. God will give us all we need for this next exciting Year.
God Bless you Mom's all over the World!!
In His Grip,
Until Next Time,