Lord, I ask that you bless whoever is reading this. I may not know their needs but You, Lord, do. Comfort those who are sad, strengthen those who are weak, draw near to those who feel lonely, restore those who are broken. Most importantly, love them Lord, love them like only You can. Amen.
I am copying this post from my blog because it gives a good look at where I am in life right now.
I may seem like a religious fanatic to some now, and it’s not my intention to alienate my friends with other views, but personally - I am really excited to feel zealous about my faith again, and I feel like I am finally renewing my spiritual relationship with Christ after holding Him at arms length for several years.
I feel a strong sense of hope, peace, and comfort concerning everything in my life right now, and I hope to pass a little bit of Christ’s love along to anyone I see :)
Monday was a particularly difficult day dealing with the four-year anniversary of my friend Ellie’s death, coming to grips with my friend Vicki battling cancer, and dealing with a very needless and hurtful situation with a certain individual. Most of the emotions hit first thing in the morning and I went to scripture for comfort. I went to read Our Daily Bread, and it was perfectly applicable for the day, as it so often tends to be.
It pointed to Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
The LORD Almighty is with us
The more hardships in life, the more I realize how desperate I am for God’s help to cope. And the more I realize how much I need that help, the more I no longer care about opinions and mockery from others. There is a shining truth in this world named Jesus Christ, and he fills me an unbelievable hope that I want to grasp hold of as hard as I can. The love and peace He brings into my life makes the ugliness and sadness of this world slowly fade away like nothing else ever could. When focusing on him, everything else falls into perspective.
All is well, all is well; Lift up your voice and sing. Born is now Emmanuel, Born is our Lord and Savior. Sing Alleluia, sing Alleluia, all is well
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. -Philippians 2:6-4
Example: your attitude should be the same as Jesus Christ’s