Sunday, October 3, 2010

Need some (in)couragement Today?


It's another big day...

Today you will find me on (in)courage (see badge to the right).  It is an amazing site that brings nourishment to the heart and soul.  Please go over there and leave me a comment -- it would bless me tremendously.  I hope YOU are blessed by my words and thoughts today!

Here is a teaser to (hopefully) lure you over there --

Love Like That

It was just my church newsletter. 

It was just a Bible verse at the top of the page.

And now, I believe, the words are permanently seared into my heart.

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.  Ephesians 5: 1-3, The Message

Do I love like that?  Am I even capable of emanating a love that profound, that free, that unencumbered by strings?  Is this even a possibility?

When I think about my day and all that entails, do I spend the majority of it loving?  Sure, the actions that I perform may come across as being loving, but is that my true motivation?

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14 comments :

  1. Thanks for these words of encouragement!

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  2. Your post encouraged and inspired me to know I am not alone in those thoughts and struggles. Thank you so much for sharing. I am a follower of this blog now.

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  3. Words I needed so desperately to hear today! Praise the Lord for your sensitive heart to what He has to say. Thank you for posting this! God bless you Sister!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing with us on (in)courage today! :)

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  5. Jen! (in) courage is one of my favorite sites! The first blog I ever read was Angie Smith's and I'm a faithful follower so I got to see (in)courage get started. I am SO EXCITED for you that you got to guest blog there. You've hit the big leagues!!!

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  6. beautiful. Simply loved it. You found your way into my inbox through (in)courage today. I'm happy for it. :)

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  7. Jen, this was great. I know there are times each of us struggles with giving and wanting in return.

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  8. Ohhh, can't wait to read it! Hopping over now.

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  9. my true motivation? now I'm thinking ...

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  10. Jen, Your perspecitve on life has always been so positive. Thank you for sharing how you arrive there. You have always been and continue to be an amazing blessing in my life. Keep going! Let that "little light shine".

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  11. I love this post. There's an award for you on my blog!

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  12. I love that version of that verse! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful and full of inspirational love we all need and crave.

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