“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all your mind” Matthew 22:27.
Just as you learned to speak love to yourself, commit to loving your family much the same. One of the greatest gifts you can give them is to “keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk from your lips” Proverbs 4:24 and continually work to build each other up.
After all, without them by your side not much else matters. They may not always be able to carry the load, but they can certainly come alongside you with a bottle of water, peanut butter crackers, and a nice long walk.
They can help to nourish your soul when you are too tired or too weary to carry the load on your own. And, you can do much the same.
Just like a support beam is built one nail at a time, so is our heart filled with more joy at the mention of God’s name in one kind word said or gesture done. Look with a lens of love today and consider how you could best support your family. Maybe it’s as simple as making their favorite snack or as big as completing a project together.
We are all in need of a strong framework and spending a bit more time focused on the same mission can provide us with more peace, trust, strength and discipline. It can provide us with a heart beaming with love for God.
Looking through the lens of love, helps us to step out on a limb. Lord, help us to stretch ourselves to help others and understand one another. Help us to speak life into others and provide space for the framework of our life to be made stronger. Thank you Lord! Amen.
Ya'll have a beautiful day!
All My Love,
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“God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, when he made the decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.
And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord — that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding” Job 28:23-28.
“Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand” John 13:7.