First off I would like to say I am sorry for my absence on here lately. Just haven't really had time to sign on and blog and read stuff. Work has been insane and now that I have a boyfriend who lives close I am constantly out doing stuff, hanging with my family and just being busy. I enjoy having a life where I am not quiet sure whats gonna happen later that day because it keeps me on my toes. But I have found that even though I am busy, I cannot be too busy for God. He has been so faithful to me and has blessed me so much! I find myself seeing more of his blessings every day and waking up in the morning with a smile on my face has been amazing just because I know that I have a wonderful heavenly Father and He is worthy to be praised! Its been so long since I have been truly joyful and it is so peaceful to have that joy again. Anyways.. to go with my purpose of this blog... My little sister and me have never really gotten along very well. She has a personality that drives me crazy and I have no patience for her. My boyfriend Beau came over last night and she was at it again putting me down and doing everything in her power to embarrass me. It was driving me crazy and I was getting irritated. Later on Beau and I went outside and I was saying how annoyed with her. He looked at me and said "well, like my grandma said you just got to keep loving her. I know its hard but thats what you have to do." I needed to hear that. I tend to love people enough to just get me by, which is basically just outwardly sometimes. I think bad things and get irritated and complain about them to other people, thats not love. Its fake. I really got convicted of loving the people and that is hard. But God loved us even when we were totally against us. He loved us so much He sent His Son to die for us. Would I die for someone who irritates me? Would I give up something that was important to me to show love to someone who gets on my nerves? It is easy to love someone who loves you, but it is hard to love someone who hates you or gets on your nerves.
Golden's got a boyfriend! Well, gee whillikers, that's GRAND.
Ya know, I really doubt that this will make Jesus jealous...
This Christian loving is tough duty, sometimes. Really tough. But when it comes to loving syblings, as Dandy Don Meredith used to say "Ya gotta dance with what brung ya." Yep, the storge for a sybling can be tough duty, indeed. So, in this Nike age, you "just do it."
Glad to see you're back and loving with a full heart!
goldie,I have a little sister, so I understand completely. It is hard to love someone who hates you. Thank God that He is not like us and He loves all his people. welcome back, maybe I will see you and diva talking about this new boyfriend in chat. :wink: Just kidding.
Hi. Try not to be too hard on yourself. We all face this challenge of loving others, especially those who get on our nerves. Family seems to be the biggest challenge. But that's what challenges are for; tests of our faith not so God can learn anything about us but so that we can learn about ourselves and, with his grace, make the needed changes.
Don't wait for the 'feeling' of love for her. You may have a long wait! I believe for the christian love is not a feeling but an action; it's what we do despite the feelings. Pray for her, find little ways to serve her, bite your tongue when you have to; ask God to show you loving 'action' towards her. When I try to do this it is amazing how the 'feeling' of love seems to always follow!
I'm sure you have heard the saying, "There are only two times to praise the Lord.....when you feel like it and when you don't." I think Christian love is the same way. There are only two times to act in love towards your sister.....
When you feel like it and when you don't.
Have a beautiful day in Christ. :)
Goldie, I missed you! At some point I hope you'll write and tell us how you met your new boyfriend and how the Lord is working in all of that. And I miss your mom too.