I do not mean to neglect Seasoned with Salt so many days in a row, and then the days pass and it just happens.
A List of Things I Love:
- Writing thank you notes to people who sign up to support us
- Seeing our percentages creep up slowly because of the faithfulness of those who sign up to support us
- Having the encouragement of prefield director who believes in us and thinks we should set high goals for 2011
- Tough questions asked by the kids in our youth ministry, and the way they look when a light bulb goes off
- The fact that I can hear the essentials of the Gospel over and over and still be impressed, humbled and thrilled by the goodness of God
- This passage from a blog I read:
- Finally, this photo of my husband and his mom bonding over a shared joy: shrimp.
If you are in a season of struggle with those God has called you to love, God doesn’t expect you to change your loved one. His call is to bear long in love, to endure, and to believe the best for that person while he changes them. And if you are not in that season but are friends with someone who is, weigh carefully the tone of your suggestions or encouragements. Hold your friend up as they bear long and patiently endure. Believe with them that grace works and that loving unconditionally for the long haul is the most effective tool we have for influencing change in the ones we love. May you and I rest from our attempts to change our loved ones and find refuge in God’s ability and promise to do so. And may the greatest peer pressure we put on each other in such situations be to bear in love for the long haul.
. . . walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, (Eph. 4:1-2)