Monday, February 14, 2011

And there it was smack across the page...

So really throughout this entire trying time... God has placed people or Bible verses right in front of me at EXACTLY the right time...

I don't even know why I am surprised anymore but I continue to be AMAZED...

Yesterday was no exception...

Walk into church expecting regular old Sunday School and low and behold we have a special speaker and we get to split up ladies and men (I LOVE these times because we get stuff especially for us girls and likewise the guys get stuff just for them)

So the first thing I notice about our special speaker is she has beautiful blond hair and her nails are nicely manicured... I appreciate that because I love having nice nails even if they are fake...anyways...

THEN she scores with all of us by passing out bags with CANDY in them...oh the smiles =)

SO she proceeds to teach us about how we are like the 3 candies in the bag...

M&M's- We are all different just like all the colors...there are plain, peanut, coconut, pretzel, peanut butter and many more... But we are all part of the body of Christ... (now here is where I REALLY started listening)

The shell on the outside of the m&m is God... during the trials of like we just need to cling to God and let him protect us and be with us...

The cry Baby- Is bitterness and anger (ouch) ...pretty easy for me to be that one right now... to hate the ones that have hurt me and hold it against them forever... But really trials CAN often times be for our good... to grow as a person or actually save us from worse hurt... i.e. ever run late getting out the door and be all upset and then PASS an accident that happened only moments before...? Aren't you glad you had the "trial" of running late?

The last one was laughy taffy- She talked about being a fun person... being someone that your kids and spouse WANT to be around because you know how to have fun... so to me this meant "LIGHTEN UP ALREADY" It's so easy for me to get focused on the things that "need" to get done that I forget to just take time to have fun with my kids and my husband...

BUT the big thing that got me wasn't even something she talked about...it was what was right across the page from the verse she read us in Romans... and this is what it said...

Romans 12:
17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

AND IT HIT ME RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES.... Now God over the last few weeks has been bringing parts of this passage to my mind but I hadn't really known where it was found...

During all this I have been VERY Angry and many people would say "rightly so" BUT when I read this I realized something ... NO MATTER WHAT... I need to obey this passage... NO matter if it brings my husband back around and a miracle happens in our marriage or if we end up parting ways... Obeying this passage IS going to be a good thing...


The first thing I did to obey it was buy my husband's favorite candy ...it even came in coconut which is a HUGE plus... and when he walked in this morning to pick up our daughter for school... I was there... BIG smile and I handed it to him and told him "Happy Valentine's Day and gave him a hug and told him I loved him" (I thought he might mess his pants)

I went upstairs to help Soleil finish getting ready...after they left I noticed that the new decorative sign I made was hung above the TV... I can't reach it so I had put it in the corner... He NOTICED and he hung it... which may seem like small stuff but normally it is like pulling teeth to get him to hang ANYTHING... so me not even mentioning it... is AMAZING...

So anyways... long post but I want to share even the small victories =)

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for Posting ...
    We all can use this kind of teaching.
    No matter what we have going on in our lives.
    God will keep showing us what He wants us to do and learn.
    Please keep up the blogging.
    Love you,
    Mom

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  2. Praying girl. Hang in there. Love you.

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  3. Good post. That is the scripture I have had in my mind all along when I prayed for you guys. Please forgive me for not sharing it with you. I am glad God did!
    Love you!
    Mommy1

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  4. Good for you! You are right, no matter what trials life throws at us...God always loves us and expects the same things from us. If we obey Him, everything will be okay and we'll be blessed. What a great post!

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  5. Good job! Fight for your man! I'm glad you bought him candy-
    love you

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  6. Awesome.

    You know, I too have found that ultimately the only thing to bring me peace when I have resentfulness deep in my heart for somebody is praying for them and honestly hoping their lives go well. The whole pray for your enemy thing - it's a good idea.

    xoo

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