What Life Can Teach Us

Friday, June 10, 2022

It is notable that as you live life, things you do or say can encourage you or disappoint you. Unfortunately, the last few days have been a complete slap to the face and a wake-up call of disrespect I failed to see in many ways. I care a lot for people, whether I admit that or not, but I quietly do my best. I’m a gentle person but also a sensitive person.

So this morning, I received a message encouragingly changing my attitude. I didn’t realize that I changed someone’s life with a simple quote. They never got to say thank you, and out of the blue this morning, they finally got the chance to say thank you. I didn’t expect it. You never know what seeds you plant in others. That’s what I love to do, spread words of kindness to people that make it stick. It works for many people but doesn’t for someone with an ego or who is not a priority.

The point of this story is? Stay positive and encouraged, and continue to spread love. Even when you are down, your words can affect anyone. Stay close to those that show love to you through their actions. In the end, anybody can tell you one thing, but their actions don’t back it up. Don’t waste time with people or things you work so hard to love and care for that it starts to show disrespect in your self-care. It’s not worth it. People who show compassion will come around, and their actions will reveal everything you need to see and have.

Thanks for reading. You may carry on with your day!

Love

June 15, 2020

Word of the day: 15 “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” John 21:15 ESV

Meditation: Take a moment and collect your thoughts on this verse. After Peter told Jesus he loves him, do you love Jesus?

Discussion Board: It is one thing to say you love Jesus; it’s another to back it up. Today, think about if you love Jesus. Not just love him because he has done a lot for you. The more significant root of how you love him. He died on the cross on rose from the dead on the third day. He died for our sins. He took the ultimate sacrifice for us. Will you do the same and love him and make sacrifices for him in your life? The story of Moses crossing the Red Sea. The Lord told Moses to lift his staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground (Exodus 14:16). The love of listening and obeying as Moses did. Do you love him so much that you can believe in anything Jesus tells you?

Takeaway: As most people believe they love Jesus, how much do you love him? Do you love him that you listen to and obey? Or do you love him but listen to yourself and do other things?

Prayer: Father, I ask you will help us understand the pure love for you. By our actions, are we proving loving you or misunderstanding? John 16:23 says: On that day, you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly, I tell you, my Father, will give you whatever you ask in my name (NIV). Give us the ability to hear from you. In Jesus’ name. Amen!