Collaborate without boundaries

May 26, 2018

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Today is my wife's birthday. The only thing I could do was put a generic message on Facebook that said "Happy Birthday!!! I love you unconditionally. Thank the Lord for that." It says nothing about her and she should never see it but there will be people who do that will know my intention. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it ended up in court though but I don't care because the world has no power over me. If this world wants to fight biblical love then it is going to have to fight me because I will preach it until my dying day. My life will prove that love never fails.

This morning I read a devotional about waiting on God. It led me to Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." How simple does that sound? It's easy but it's so hard. That's what I want. I want to trust in God with all my heart. I want to lean on Him. I want my life to be a reflection of God's love. I'm on a quest to do just that. This quest includes loving for my wife, who has completely kicked me out of her life and taken legal action against me, until the day I die. It doesn't matter what she does to me. In order to give God glory I must love and wait.

Today has been hard because I can't be a part of my wife's birthday. Caleb and Becca went to spend some time at the "birthday party." It gave me time to think. I remember someone saying they didn't know what to pray for or just didn't want to pray anymore because maybe God is getting tired of hearing it. Sometimes I feel the same way. What I did today is just kneel in silence and I let God listen to my heart for a few minutes. He knows what I need without me saying it. He knows my heart better than I do. I cried. Just like I did in the beginning. There's a hole in me and I'm trying to let God fill it, but it's not as easy as one may think.

So right in the middle of typing this Caleb calls me and asks if I will come and get him. I thought it was odd because he was only there for about an hour. When I picked him up the first thing he said was "I hate those people. All of them." I asked what happened and he said they were all just annoying in the way that they act. He gave me a bunch of details that I just don't want to repeat them. The only thing I could think to tell him was that they only understand the ways of the world and those ways have proven to be wrong century after century.

I did slip in a couple Bible things with Becca this morning while we were watching TV too. It's amazing that the more you study the more situations you find yourself in to share the Word.

  • The word is life giving, nothing else is worth your time, I spent some time in it today. Before I went to see my girls, I'm glad I did. I it was a hard visit. But God is faithful and I am not forsaken.

    Nether are you. Don't forget that study of the word will yeald nothing if not applied to your life. And forgiveness seeks those forgiven.

    Keep it up with your kids the word of the Lord never returns void.

  • You grew and continue to grow in this trial.  Your kids see that.  And your kids are also in a trial.  And they will see how God has helped them out in this trial like He's helped you.

    Caleb sees these others as his enemies.  Remind him we are to love and pray for our enemies.....otherwise, are we any better off than they are?  That's something tough for an adult to do, for a kid, even harder.

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