Friday, April 21, 2017

THOUGHTS AND A TRIP



 I John 4:19-21 "We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, "I love God" yet hates his brother, he is a liar.  For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.  And he has given us this command:  Whoever loves God, must also love his brother."

Lord, so many times it's so easy to love You.  You are holy.  You are loving.  You are just.  But loving others can be hard, especially when they are unloving or unkind.  But your command is straight forward...If we say we love YOU, then it has to be demonstrated to those around us.  Only YOU working through us can accomplish that task.  I pray today, that you will so fill my life, that the overflow will touch anyone who comes in my path.  I love you Father, and want to be Your faithful servant.  Amen.

Once you say the yes of faith to Jesus
and accept his blueprint for the fullness of life,
the whole world can no longer revolve around you,
your needs, your gratifications:  
you will have to revolve around the world,
seeking to bandage its wounds,
loving dead men into life,
finding the lost,
wanting the unwanted,
and leaving far behind all the selfish,
parasitical concerns which drain
our time and energies.
~~John Powell (1927-)

Taking a quick trip up to Northern CA for the funeral of a dear friend.  The family have ask my dearest to do the service.  Our children grew up with this family and so Myk and Julie are going with us and doing the driving.  That is a blessing.  Please pray for the Conner family with this loss of a loved one.


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7 comments:

  1. It's hard to do, but I try. Be safe on your journey.

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  2. Praying for you and Don as he performs the service.
    Safe travels.

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  3. Such a loving thing to do...to go, to preside over the service, to comfort. May you be blessed.

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  4. Praying for the Connor family and praying for all of you as you make the tough journey to say good-bye to a friend. Blessings to you- xo Diana

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  5. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend... but so glad you and Don can give comfort and support with your presence. Safe travels, my friend. ♥

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  6. So sorry....hope the trip is a safe one! Glad you have chauffeurs!

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