today i’ve spent some time going through some old journals of mine. i found an entry in one from almost two years ago. jay and i were married about a month and i had written down a bunch of quotes. one that really stood out to me was this:
“make a decision to be aradical blessing to your husband, family, and world of influence. give away time and love to those who need help, whether or not they have anything to give back to you.”
…woah. a radical blessing. one way to define radical is “far reaching.” i stopped and thought about it for a minute…am i far reaching into the lives of others to bless them? am i stepping outside of my comfort zone to reach out to those around me in need? (i often wonder why i desire to go on missions trips out of the country when i am afraid to talk and be a blessing to the people in my own neighborhood!) do i spend more time nagging my husband or complimenting and encouraging him? do i see the time spent caring for my little one as a blessing even on those rough (teething) :) days? it seems so simple but so often my selfishness gets in the way. such a good reminder for me to not become complacent in giving of my time and love- but to keep giving and keep loving, even when there is sometimes no acknowledgment. it reminds me of this… “whatever you do, if you do it as unto the Lord, our lives and the lives of others will be blessed.” i want to abide in Him and be blessing today- to those in and outside of our home.
“above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offense of others.]” 1 peter 4:8
anywho, just thought i’d share. hope you are having a beautiful day…