I’m sitting here at my desk struggling through a temperamental computer. When you want things to go quickly is when they will slow down. It’s unusual for me to miss the alarm but I did this morning. Yesterday was a rough day. I wrote my first obituary for a loved one. The words came easy but the response of my heart to a life of 86 years reduced to a couple of paragraphs for the funeral home was not easy.
Oh beloved, this morning God reminds me to live life to the fullest. He’s saying to you and to me rejoice in the midst of it all. Laugh a lot. Love everyone. Keep time for yourself. Don’t hold grudges. But don’t let anyone talk ugly to you. Make sure you have plenty of time to worship the Lord. It really doesn’t matter what your obituary says it’s all about what the Lord says. He’s the One to please and He’s the one to give honor to. It’s okay to say no when everybody wants you to say yes. And love your spouse, love your spouse, love your spouse.
And most of all love yourself. Cut yourself a lot of slack. Remind yourself there are no perfect wives, perfect moms, perfect children or perfect church members. Just keep remembering that you are being perfected in Christ. Every prayer matters and every tear you shed is held by the Lord.
God loves you and He’s for you. That’s what you have to remember when things go wrong and life gets troublesome. You can’t solve your own problems but God is working all things together for your good and His glory. So live, laugh and love in the light of His Glory & Grace!
1 Corinthians 1:9 God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
I Peter 1:7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Psalm 119:116 LORD, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.
Romans 5:5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.