Anyone out there?
It has been way to long since I have posted on here and for that I am truly sorry. Sometimes there is so much going on in your life that unfortunately blogging fell to a lower priority. But I am back with a vengeance! LOL
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and long holiday weekend. My weekend was spent with family and friends celebrating our wedding! (photos to come) It was a beautiful, hot, day and turned out to be a lovely time. Although, everything didn't turn out as I had hoped or planned it all came together the way it did and I thank God for all of my loved ones, and all of His help along the way.
Weddings bring out the best and worst of you. You want everything to go exactly as pictured but that's near impossible. Some say you turn into Bridezilla, haha, now I truly understand that show. You really have to rely on the support of your family and friends to help make the day all it can be, with so many moving parts its hard to stay on top of it all by yourself. Luckily, God doesn't want us to try and take on everything by ourselves. He gives us parents, siblings, relatives, friends to help us keep it together. To be our extended brain. To help us think, function, to bring it all together.
At the end of the day, any mistakes, mishaps, misunderstandings can all stand in the past and the most important factor is the union that God has blessed between now husband and wife.
And as you take a huge sigh of relief, and exhale, Jesus is looking down on you and saying, "I got you."
Just like every other time.
It's all over, but just the beginning of a new chapter of learning.
Learning how to be selfless, how to love unconditionally, how to put others before yourself and your wants, needs, desires. I often find myself asking Jesus, how did you always show love? When they misunderstood you, when they hated you, when they lied on you, when they hurt you? How did you keep showing love?
He did not judge them.
He prayed for them.
He continued to show them the truth, and true love to them.
Perhaps, that's one of our biggest lessons we can continue to learn, time and time again.
Showing love in a time where all we know to do is to judge one another. Understanding that when we don't understand someone or something, we should solely pray and ask God to help us and them. That when we feel hurt by someone or think someone is intentionally doing something against us, that it doesn't have to be so. Most times open lines of communication can work out the most tangled webs.
Talk about it with one another and not behind one another.
That's a lesson I had to be taught again, and will probably have another lesson on it in the future.
But that's what is so amazing about Jesus.
He knows us and what is in our hearts and He just wants to make it all better.
Even when you feel like you are so far away, he's saying "Dear (Insert Your Name), I got you! I am right here, ready to take away the hurt and pain."
He is bigger than our mistakes, our misunderstandings, our rights and our wrongs. So just remember, if you give it to Christ, He's got you, over and over again.
And rise again,
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear
-1 Corinthians 10:13
"...strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting to continue in the faith, and “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,..."