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June 9, 2018

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I added 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 to the war room, with notes.

Love is patient = wait for her

Love is kind = be nice to her

Love does not envy = don't be jealous of her

It does not boast = don't brag about anything

It is not proud = it's not just about me

It does not dishonor others= show humility

It is not self seeking = think of her first

It is not easily angered = stay calm at all times

It keeps no record of wrongs = forgive her

Love does not delight in evil = do not be happy when she fails

But rejoices with the truth = always be true

It always protects = defend her

Always trusts = believe her

Always hopes = have faith in God for her

Always perseveres = have patience with her

Love Never Fails!!!

 

Now something that really bothers me. My wife got a court order on me that prevents me from going to my house or seeing my kids outside certain hours but she drives to my rental house and drops off/picks up Becca whenever she feels like it. Sometimes she even comes by and lets the little girls come inside and see me. I'm assuming it part of the "power trip" she's on. She thinks she is in complete control of everything. And she is for now but I don't think it will last forever. Eventually she will reap what she is sowing unless she realizes it first. I'm trying to talk myself into not letting this bother me by putting it in words in front of me. I need to love because love is the law in the New Testament. I'm trying.

  • That's great you have the wisdom to see where your faults are.

    Assuming it's part of the power trip. Is this love believes the best?

    Yes you are trying. It is evident.  Even though you can't talk to her, it is evident to her I am sure.  

    As you take a step back now and then, we all do because we are of flesh, continue to seek and accept His forgiveness, and don't let these stumbling moments keep you from taking steps forward.  

    I know you are continuing to take steps forward.

  • Eddie I like your love breakdown, remember to put God first, I looks great. surrender those thoughts to God and let go, don't worry about your wife, she may be doing wrong but that isn't your problem, God will handle that, just focus on him and lean into his love.

    a really good friend said this to me when I realized that I was still the spiritual protection for my family. I was so worried thinking that my wife had stepped out of God's grace. "God is her father, if you being a good dad to your girls see them disobey; Do you kick them out of the house? God is the same way he will lead her like a good dad would." sence that time I haven't had much anxiety what MH does.

  • Eddie, I saw this and thought you woukd like it. It came from my devotional yesterday:

    Jesus Is Our Example

    Love is something that can be seen. It is seen in the fruit of the Spirit working in our lives, in our behavior and how we treat people. Love has many facets, or different ways we can see it. For example, when a diamond ring is held up to the light, it can sparkle in various ways depending on which way it is turned in the light. I believe love also sparkles in different ways depending on how we look at it.

    I Corinthians 13:4-7 gives us examples of the many facets of love:

    Love endures long, it has the ability to put up with stuff for a long time.

    Love is never envious, it doesn't want what it doesn't have.

    Love is not boastful or vainglorious, it doesn't call attention to itself.

    Love is not conceited or rude.

    Love doesn't insist on its own way.

    Love pays no attention to a suffered wrong.

    Love never gives up!

    These are just a few ways we're supposed to love others...and it's also the way God loves us. First John 4:8 says that "God is love." He loves us and has saved us, so now we can share His love with others.

    To imitate God, we have to look at Jesus, a perfect representation of God who lived out all of the descriptions of love in 1 Corinthians 13. He always acted in love in every situation, even when people came against Him.

    Colossians 3:12-14 says to "clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones.... And [put on] love".... Like Jesus, let's clothe ourselves in love and choose to follow His example, bringing honor and glory to God.

    Prayer Starter: God, You have shown me what love is like by loving me first. Help me to follow the example of Jesus and live out all the facets of love in my day-to-day life.

  • Tracey that is perfect. Thank you. I appreciate the support.

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