Thursday, November 16, 2006

1 Corinthians 1-3

All around is sadness, brokenness and strife
Inside I feel a peace ~ disturbed by how little I care for what I cannot fix.
Jesus Christ has saved me of that I am quite sure....saved me for what? As Layla reminded me the answer is it all boils down TO LOVE

I used to fix and bandaid other peoples pain
At least that's what I told myself and now....

My Aunt lies in a nursing home....bitter ...broke and scared
I want to fix her....why?
If you are truly in me why do I ignore??

I can't FIX
I can't save
And what I can do ...hurts...
To love someone who's bitter takes more than I can give...

So not to fix ...not to see the truth.....It all boils down to love.
Give me love to explore a woman w/ walls so huge and thick
NOt to explore for what I need...but to give her what she lacks
Love unconditional......I CAN'T

But 'what if' that's where You're taking me
Someplace I've never been??

so loved
so forgiven and loved
I simply forgive and love

Father God help me with my unbelief.

2 Corinthians 3:4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3: 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Christ I am without condition~ love not being loved in return. People behind walls protecting them from pain, can't love because as trite as it may sound it's true...'love hurts'.....LOVE THEM ANYWAY....

2 Corinthians 5:16 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

God loves
God so loved the world
There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less..

Lying bitter and broken in her nursing home bed IS LOVED....look at her without fear...without judgement.....GOD LOVES....


Jada's Gigi said...

sounds like quite a project...unconditional love usually is...but the Grace we have been extended is SO makes the giving of it so much simpler...the more you see of Him the more you have to give of Him to others...even undeserving others...praying for your aunt...

Anonymous said...

This hits home with me Becky, but for me the bitter woman is my mother and i don't like my own mother. Can I love her? Only the way you can love your aunt, with God's love - He will have to do it through me.

This is an interesting statement/question:

Jesus Christ has saved me of that I am quite sure....saved me for what?

Robert said...

good thoughts bjk thanks so much for your comment on my post It really does HAVE to be Him doing it through us because we sure are not capable of that kind of love ourselves I am walking similar path with you one step at a time