Friday, January 15, 2010
Loving Relationships Grow from Sacrifice
The world implies by all it teaches that happiness is in getting, not giving. The world's philosophy exhorts us to meet our marriage partners needs so they in turn will be agreeable to meeting our own. The world's way is to give in order to get. In contrast, a godly wisdom exhorts us to meet our marriage partners needs sacrificially, out of love and forget ourselves altogether.
When people give to get, they begin to believe they are entitled to a partner's attention. And when their supposed needs are not met, they become embittered and resentful and begin to assume withdrawing acts of love is a justifiable response. This only begins a snowball reactions of resentment and retaliation that drives a relationship into the icy water of alienation.
Does Jesus love us because we deserve to be loved? No...... Jesus loves us because He is loving, not because we deserve His love or merit it in any way.
* Delight to meet each others needs
* Don't let selfishness creep in.
* Self Sacrifice is the strength and foundation of true love.
~Next week....Selfless Love Cannot Be Destroyed
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Weather Is...........Overcast, with light rain
Feeling.............Fine ;D started back up on my Cell Food for Fibro (pain scale 3)
Kids Are......... Done with school today and getting ready to finish they're daily chores,and it is quiet time.
Daily Tasks.......... Kitchen, Clean out Blake's closet
Prayer Request.......... Waynes Grandpa Is In ICU....possible open heart surgery, My Uncle Orvie, Radiation treatment for cancer in his voice box.
Memory Verse........... Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
I am exited about..........Getting out of the house tonight (going to the YMCA with my family)
Homeschool News.......We have to crack down on lessons so we can finish our year by the beginning of June. Austen will be starting Science Unit soon.
What I learned today (or am pondering)........... life is but a vapour, where is my focus? Where should my focus be?
People and things that brighten my day........ Treatment will be in LV, Austen helping me today with the house.
Goals/Ideas for a better tomorrow...........Better attitudes!!! Get out of the house for awhile.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Prov 17:22
What I did to brighten someone else's day............plan on calling a friend today to check on her.