When I set out to pursue peace I am often tempted to say “but they!”. I have to reel my soul back in & be like “hey!…worry about yourself.”
Humility is not only for when you agree you are wrong. Ain’t nobody ever been more right than Jesus. My Lord was humble. GOD was humble. Even when I’m “right”, how dare I be proud like God didn’t give me that wisdom. You have NO RIGHT to pride. You have no bragging rights, except to boast in Christ. EVER. And that our unclean lips could even utter such a holy name is grace amazing. Be humble.
Heard the story of a woman named Joy Mcclain this morning via Nancy Leigh Demoss’ Revive our hearts. My heart was broken. The story was one most importantly (Most would probably say) of reconciliation and redemption (of a broken marriage and family) but somehow I couldn’t help but see most acutely the Pain. And so I cried and cried.
… I spent most of my life dreaming of love, chasing counterfeits, YEARNING for love… It’s unthinkable to me that something you wanted so bad and loved so deeply and passionately, that one day you could single-handedly destroy it w/o a care in the world, like you never loved at all…or that you could one day decide you don’t want it anymore or “fell out of it” just because, well “that’s life”… That someone you formerly adored could make you so sick today. That you could live together separately. That a child you prayed for you could one day wash your hands with or that a mother who was once your sidekick you could one day not be able to say the last time you really spoke or touched eachother. That a daughter would one day say my mothers bday was yesterday and i felt no compulsion to call. And I had to Fight everything in me to believe anything is worth it.