11 April 2015

We do not all have the same understanding.  
We need to watch that our actions do not throw someone off the right track even when we understand because their understanding is not equal to our own.

~Attributes of Love~
Love never gives up, cares more for others, than for self, doesn't want what it doesn't have, doesn't strut, doesn't have a swelled head, doesn't force itself on others, isn't always 'me first', doesn't fly off the handle, doesn't keep score of the sins of others, doesn't revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end.  Love never dies.
Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.

~Developing Patience~
We continue to shout our praise even when we have troubles because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

When you are facing hard times, look at the situation in joy.
Find the bright side of it.
When you go through this time you will be stretched bigger by the Lord.
If you want to know what God wants you to do it's simple, ask Him.
He will not be upset for your question.
Be sure you want the answer, do not be unready to hear His reply to your question.
Do not waver because you will go back and forth on what to do.

So keep your mind on joyful things while you face trials.
Be sure what you ask God is what you want an answer to.

Be ready to listen
be quiet
be quick
open your heart to the one speaking

Be slow to speak
Think about what you want to say
Don't blurt out any thoughts

Be slow to anger
Don't seek vengeance or be quick to judge someone
Your anger will never right the wrong(s) in God's eyes.

Clear out your heart
your mind
your home
from filth & evil

Take in the love of God
that He placed in your heart
it is stronger than anything.

God's words are set in our hearts
His words are to obey
obey our King & Father
Not just nod our heads & say yes to them

If you don't follow His words
you are only faking taking Him to heart

If you just listen & obey
it is as though you are looking in a mirror
& not doing anything to look better.

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