Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Always within reach, either in print or on my cellular device - they never change. How often do we find ourselves looking to this resource for guidance and upliftment? It is so nice to know that we all have our own personal hand book that can be applied anywhere through this journey of mortality to enable our strength in returning home. If we only treated it like we do our cell phones - using it for constant communication, rushing back home to retrieve it if forgotten, knowing every piece of information within it, supplying it with a secure cover for protection, recharging it every night, having every single person know about it, regularly checking for an answer, identifying every scratch and smudge, trusting the GPS system for safe and fast travels, and becoming upset every single time we accidently drop it. Not only do I need to trust in His written word, but He has trusted in me to use and apply them 24/7.
Jesus, Others, You
It has taken me a long time to realize that loneliness is never a human being's first choice. I am not very drawn to an activity or place of many people, which sometimes leads me to becoming vey reclusive and often leading to forcing myself into my own solitary confinement. I know - this is unhealthy. We all need people to survive, and most importantly - we need Christ. Without Him, we will be impeccably incapable of doing anything we currently do. They say that those who are married and have children, have longer lasting and happier lives in comparison to those without an eternal companion and no children. Happiness is contagious - therefore, making you a host and a victim. It effects everyone you come into contact with and is more affective when it begins with JOY.
Forget About Me, I Love You
My family are and always will be a source of comfort. These people do not only include who I call mother, father, brother, and sister - but also all those who I've met along the way that have made life easier to bear. My friends are the family that God let me pick while here on earth and blood couldn't make us any closer. We would be completely lost without the family unit, as Christ's church is strongest when in complete unity with all of God's children. It starts with being selfless, forgetting ourselves, and being of service to one another out of love.
Love Overcomes Virtually Everything