the Lord has been speaking to my heart in various ways?
the three marriage lies?
about this encouraging verse?
well, well, well... yesterday, the good Lord spoke AGAIN. this time it was a big fat 'wake-up' slap in the face & couldn't have been any clearer.
as i had stated in the 'three marriage lies' post, one of my friends is going through a tough time in her marriage. it is devistating to watch. and super-duper hard to figure out what to say or do. lots of prayer, lots of hugs, lots of text asking, 'what can i do?', lots of confusion...and then, my mind was a little unsound. you see, if someone is going through a tough time or is in a bad mood, i am obviously concerned for that issue/person & want to do everything i can to help... but i am also concerned with making sure that it is nothing that i have done, or that i haven't contributed to the bad mood or tough time... and if i have, i want to know about it... so, i was starting to get a little paranoid. she was obviously going through a tough time, but i was getting angrivated, anxious, whatever you want to call it regaurding the lack of unreturned phone calls, texts, emails, ect. it was really getting to adam & i. part of you knows you're being silly, but part of you wants to distance yourself... well, that's about the time i read this...
we are all packaged deals. i feel like God was using Lysa TerKeurst's post to speak to my heart. to say, 'hey! wake up! look, jace... not everyone is perfect! we all have our faults! we all need to practice patience!'
so, i'm really going to focus on this verse...
"Be completely humble & gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)