World and Spirit

I had a conversation one time with a good friend of mine. We were trying to talk about levels of sin or rather if there were levels, maybe they were all just as bad as the other. We never got to finish this conversation, but if I could finish that conversation; what I am about to tell you is what I would tell him.

We spend so much of our day trying to compare our current world to the spiritual realm. It does not work. The bible says “flesh warreth against the Spirit.” We try to use things that we can sense with our 5 senses to explain things that cannot be sensed by anything other than the Spirit of God. We equate christianity to things like “Pilgrims Progress” and “Narnia”. We try to describe God as if he is some sort of fleshly king on a throne of gold. He has never even shown his face to anyone less they parish. Even Moses only saw his hind quarters in Exodus 33:17-23 it says…

” And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.”

Spiritually, there are no levels to sin. In that scripture alone it talks about rebellion (which is just doing other then what you have been told) is just as bad as witchcraft or that being stubborn is just as bad as idolatry (which is not being faithful to your spouse). God says in 1 Samuel 15: 23… “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” Worldly, or in the flesh if you prefer there are levels, which is why certain crimes earn you jail and other crimes you just earn a ticket. My friend told me that you could tell there were levels of sin based on the fact that there are multiple consequences. Here on earth we have things like jail, torture, getting a ticket, in old times we had hangings etc. But in the spirit world I realized Hell is the only definite punishment. Sure on earth they have things happen like God taking out Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone (Genesis 19:24-25) or Ananias and his wife ( Acts 5:1-11)who passed away in the church for lying to the man of God. But those happened on earth, they were consequences for our own choices. Whereas the end consequence in the spirit realm is Hell.

Notice that when he compares the sins that are mentioned in 1 Samuel that the two sins are normally not related to each other and completely opposite in there worldly degrees of right and wrong.

Here are some more scriptures that might stand out and assist us in this thought process.

“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.” Ephesians 5:5-7

“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:” Colossians 3:4-6

Some things we cannot just understand naturally without Gods Spirit showing it to us. Even then, some things are not meant for everyone.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice

The statement “obedience is better than sacrifice” is true, for some of us it is hard to understand. I wish to shed light on this, hopefully it makes sense.

In the bible it says this…

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

You see, this is in 1 Samuel chapter 15. In this chapter it is talking about the time that Saul was sent to go destroy the Amalekites, cattle and all. Saul did not do what was commanded of him, he was afraid of the people. So he let the people keep the cattle to use as sacrifices unto God and brought the King back alive instead of following Gods specific instructions…

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

In the sentences above it says.. “…rebellion is the sin of witchcraft…stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” Meaning that as far as sin goes rebellion = witchcraft and stubbornness = iniquity and idolatry. Showing us that there really is no degree or level to sin, but that is a totally different topic.

Even God says it is better to be obedient than to sacrifice. A live example of obedience that I have for you is one time when I was in church with my family. I was still fairly young at the time but God gave my mother a word for another mother. Now my Mother was afraid to tell this other much bigger in stature ( and pretty scary in my eyes) mother what the Lord had to say to her. Now another woman of God who was not standing to far away turned to my mother and said these words… “It really is better to be obedient.” My mother stood there shocked that this other woman of God said that. It was as if that lady was in her mind. That woman of God had to say it again… “It really is better to be obedient.” My mother finally did what was asked of her.

Here is another example. Now I know that I am going to get a lot of people disagreeing with me and that is okay. But I will say what I am supposed to say. I had this conversation with a very good friend of mine one time and some times I wonder if he thinks about this conversation, because I do. We were talking about a lot of different things and we got on the topic of holiday and their origins. We both knew that the origins of most holidays have nothing to do with God or Jesus’s birth. Yes, including Christmas. actually God knew what we were going to do so much that he told us in scripture not to do it… Jeremiah chapter 10

10 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.

Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The Lord of hosts is his name.

17 Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.

18 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.

19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.

20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.

21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

24 O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

This chapter specifically talks about how we did the trees before the fake trees came to be. It also talks about not doing as the heathen do and that their customs are vain. in verse 10 it talks about Gods wrath and that the nations shall not abide by this indignation. God makes it very clear that he does not like this whatsoever and yet we as Christians say we are doing Christmas in the name of the Lord just like Saul’s followers were keeping to cattle to sacrifice in the name of the Lord.

If this does not help you then hear this…

I found this small bit of information on a site called whychristmas…

“The Roman Festival of Saturnalia took place between December 17th and 23rd and honoured the Roman god Saturn. Dies Natalis Solis Invicti means ‘birthday of the unconquered sun’ and was held on December 25th (when the Romans thought the Winter Solstice took place) and was the ‘birthday’ of the Pagan Sun god Mithra. In the pagan religion of Mithraism, the holy day was Sunday and is where get that word from!”

There it is telling us that the original holiday on Dec. 25 was celebrating the sun god’s birth not Christ’s birth. There is a reason why God did not tell us his sons birth. I told my friend that we are supposed to be giving God the purest things only. So why would we take a holiday that was for a false god and say that we are celebrating it in Gods name when He never set it up or commanded us to? In the verses above it even tells us not to do most if not all of the traditions we do when celebrating Christmas.

If you want to look up more information you should type into your search engine “origin of December 25th” If you put in origin of Christmas it will tell you about how Santa came to be and other related stuff instead of how the actual holiday came to be.

This is my opinion, if you do not agree that is fine. But once we know this information I truly believe that we are heald accountable for it and what we do with it after today.

Thank you to those of you who stuck out to read this whole thing and may you have a blessed rest of your day, Amen.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

Thankful

Being thankful is something we can feel from the bottom of our hearts. It gives us a sense of joy that compels us to do small acts of kindness.

Being thankful this Thanksgiving is not about blessing the food you bought or took hours of your day to make. It is about being thankful for what we have and praising God for all of the small and big blessings he sees fit to give us.

I praise God for my family, the family that is with me today and the family that is not. I am thankful for all of the brothers and sisters in Christ God has given to me. I am thankful for all of my coworkers at all of my jobs. I am thankful for having a job, a house, a vehicle to get around in and a bed to sleep in. I am thankful for the animals and children God has put under my care. I am thankful for the money and the ability to cook the meal that my family will be sharing.

I pray that all day the Father hears prayers from all over the world praising him for his greatness and thanking him for what he has given and done for us.

I pray for all the people who do not get to celebrate today with there families. I pray for all of the EMS personnel, military, truckers, store/retail workers, slope workers etc. I pray for y’alls safe return home. May we be thankful for all we have, not wanting more but being content with what we do have, amen.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

We Can’t Change It

It does not matter what we do. What we have in the now we can not change. The past is the past and we can only change the outcome. “We must run from it!” some say, “We must avoid it.” say others, “We must fight it!” they say, “We must sleep it off.” says the rest. One small still voice says “Deal with it.”

Oh, what a struggle and a burden this must be! Here, let me give you some examples. Then I will present you with solutions.

“I do not like what my partner did to me, but I do not want them to leave. So I will just act like it does not matter to me.” “I do not like that my parents chose to move without even asking me my opinion, maybe if I run away they will understand the damage they have done to me.” “I do not understand why my coworkers are so cold to me, but I do not want to make it worse so I will just avoid.” “Their ex just told me that I am incompetent and undeserving of our friendship, I must defend!” “I wish to no longer care for what is happening in the world, I feel depressed. I guess sleeping will make it better.” “They all say I will never do better, they will see that making a statement like that will not hold me down no matter how many agree. I will succeed!” All of these are statements are examples of beginning stages of issues that can be dealt with right where these thoughts begin. The last statement is a strong positive frame of mind. Tackling your issues head on while letting other think what they think.

I have met people before and after difficult struggles similar to the ones described above. Here are some tips on how to handle things and avoid most of the responses shown above.

  • If we run from it then we will never be rid of this problem, it will surely follow us and cause us great grief. You must stop, discuss with the person or people who are causing your grief. If this does not work for your situation then I highly suggest prayer. But do not disregard the discussion part of this suggestion. So much happens when you are honest on how you feel. Statements such as… “that makes me feel uncomfortable.” “I do not understand why ___” “I am really struggling with ___” “I fight to understand ___”. If you struggle with prayer write your prayers down on paper or in a pad. I had to start doing that because I have a wondering mind. Writing my prayers down really helped me focus on what I was asking God so that I could be more specific, because I desired a specific and focused response.
  • Do not avoid the problem. Just because we ignore it, does not make its existence void. It will quietly follow us around like our shadows on a bright sunny day. Waiting to ruin our optimistic thoughts and hopes of freedom. Face it head on, even if you are afraid of it. Nothing will be fixed in avoidance.
  • Nothing is repaired where violence resides. Violence makes the devil happy. Certain situations may require self defense. But to so decisively start a fight over something that could be disregarded or discussed in an elegant graceful set of gallant words is a crime to me.
  • Do not sleep your issues off. Depression can come from choosing many of the above pathways, including this discussed pathway. Over sleeping is also not good for you and can cause you to have more problems.

I hope these words were encouraging and helpful to you. I challenge you to take on one of your issues today and make the best out of it. May God strengthen you in the walk He has set before you, Amen.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

18 Inches

I have heard this sense I was a young girl… that we could miss heaven by 18 inches. That statement means that we could miss heaven because we hold all of Gods knowledge in our mind, never transferring it to our hearts. This is a really hard thought process to comprehend. If you have never accomplished this before then this will be interesting and possibly hold merit for you. I have heard that saying most of my life and only recently discovered the meaning to it. It was a burden lifted once the Father showed me how to do it. So now, I will do my best to convey how to do this wonderful thing to you.

Everything that holds weight or meaning to us we hold dear in our hearts. Anything we read and repeat verbally is held dear in our minds. All of the things we do is either a mindset or a heart condition. Our job is to transfer what is a mindset into a heart condition. In doing this we must decide that it is important beyond reason. So important that we are willing to pass our pride and honor to do it.

One of my biggest mind sets that I had to change into a heart condition was how I felt about my brother. I had a lot of pent up envy and jealousy within me. I felt that my father cared about him more due to spending all of his time with him, especially as we all got older. But none of this mattered, it was not my brothers fault that I felt this way. He was not the cause of how I personally felt; I came to that decision or realization. I have (for the past year or so) spent all of my time and energy trying to make it better with my own actions and works. “I” tried to make it better, it was all “I”, “I”, “I”. Well, that was my first issue. “I” could not make it better…”I” had to give it up. I had to give it to the Father. Not only did I have to give it up but I had to make a decision… a heart felt decision to do what my Father has asked.

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” Romans 12:9-10

This is what you will have to do.

  • Pray, you have to be in continual prayer ready and willing to do what the Father will ask you. This may be hard, I have faith in you to carry out this task.
  • Pick one thing that you struggle with and pray hard, diligently pray for the Father to teach you how to take things from a mind set and change it into a heart condition. Pray that he takes the burdens from you and shows you what you need to do in the bible to make it right. Whether it be apologizing or something else.
  • Be willing to make the change. Many people say ” Oh yeah, I will do anything for you Lord.” Their hearts are not in their statements and prayers; they will answer for their crimes in heaven. Do what you have to do, this is a battle for our souls. Make it known to your Father your stance for his kingdom!
  • Accept the answer to your question. Many of us turn into Gideon where he was flipping the fleece trying to get a different answer. On one hand you will do what God says, on the other you are really hoping that he is not saying what you are hearing. Do not fight the spirit, do it!

I pray that this information made sense to you and is helpful in your journey. If you still have questions you can contact me or pray really hard about it and accept the Fathers answer.

May the Father lead you in the way that you must go, Amen.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

Decisions

One of life’s most consistent things is making decisions. I have a really hard time making decisions. Due to this I had to start coming up with strategies to help myself make these difficult choices. I would like to share them with you. Hopefully it will bring you joy and make your life easier.

  1. Decide what you want – To make any decision you must decide what matters most to you; no matter how big he question is. It could be on whether to stay home with family or to go out with friends, whether to move out of state or not. Here, I will give you an example. I have been struggling on what jobs to work and what not to work, when to say no to friends so that I can rest for the next day etc. Here are a few decisions that I made on that topic.
  • I have to be happy in my choice.
  • I wanted the majority, if not all of my weekends off.
  • I wanted to avoid working bible study nights.
  • Good coworkers/management.
  • The work I was doing had to hold to hold a form of importance.

So once you have decided what matters to you move on to the next step so that you know what to do with that information.

  1. Graphic Organizer – This is something that I was introduced to as an assistant teacher. My mother always called it the pro’s and con’s list. You would get a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle of it and on one side write what you like about the choice and on the other write what you do not like about the choice. So for me I would write on the left what I did not like (worked certain Saturdays) and on the right I would write (great co-workers). Keep working on the list until you have nothing left to put on it (keeping in mind what you want out of this decision). Once you have accomplished this you would make your decision.
  1. Ask – There is no shame in asking someone that you trust their opinion. I pray about most of my tough decisions, even if they seem petty to me. I also like talking out my tough decisions with my mother. Pick someone who is a voice of reason that you will hear their side, make sure that you do what God leads you to do though.
  1. Follow through – Make sure to follow through with your decision. This is probably the hardest step of all, I do not always feel as though I have the fortitude to follow through. It is always worth it in the end. So make sure you do it with all of your might.
  1. Be Happy – Make sure that whatever you choose makes you happy. It is so important to be happy. Stress, disappointment, anger, resentment, they all wear the body and soul down. Stand for what you believe in and what you want.

I hope that this helps you. All of this information has been helpful to me and I hope it is to you as well. God bless!

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

Respect

What is respect? How do I earn it? Why do we want it? How do we show respect? Here are my thoughts on the subject…

Respect is treating someone with honor and dignity. Showing that you hold their opinion, thought process and actions in high regards. You can not earn this, it is only given. We desire respect as humans because it is a form of attention and recognition of our behaviors and actions. We desire to be appreciated and wanted. How do we show respect? Well, that is what we are about to talk about. Here are 5 things to implement when showing someone respect.

  1. Active Listening – Active listening is a show of respect because we are showing that what they are saying matters. Their words hold significance to us. To learn more about active listening read this post. (https://thisgirlzlife.blog/2019/10/29/listen/ )
  2. Respectful Speach/Response – When addressing them the least you could do is remember their name. Address them with a prefix to their name if you want to get fancy with it like Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc. Talk with a pleasant tone. No one likes to be talked to rudely or in a condescending tone.
  3. Recalling – When talking to someone, something I found that earns you a lot of points with people is mentioning something that the opposing person mentioned last time you spoke. Example – “Wow, that’s amazing! Hey, I seem to recall that your mother was put in the hospital, how is she doing?” A simple sentence like that says a lot. It says “I really care about you and your well being.” “What you say actually means something.” “I am not talking to you just to pass the time, I am actually interested in what you have to say.”
  4. Recognizing and Acknowledging – We all desire to be acknowledged for what we have done. Whether it is good or bad is completely irrelevant. Recognition, we all all want to be recognized at least for our efforts if nothing else. Even if you do not like the entirety of what happened you can say something like this “Hey, I saw that you were trying to help me with (said issue), I appreciate your effort but it would be more helpful if you do (this).” You recognized their attempt and acknowledged their desire to help, while redirecting their thought process so that they could be helpful in a more appropriate desirable way.
  5. Admitting You are Wrong – This is huge! Nobody wants to admit that they are wrong. This means a lot to anybody. Admitting you are wrong makes you take up responsibility for your actions. That alone deserves respect in my books.

Okay, we have now covered the top 5 things that I suggest you carry out when attempting your hardest to show someone respect. Remember to always be genuine when you are doing things like this. Children and people who have walked the hard road can see right through you and those who can not, don’t deserve to be tricked by you. I hope this helps you and makes sense. May you have a blessed day.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

Belief

Belief is something we have to create ourselves often. Not everyone believes in us. Not everyone roots for us from the grand stands. Sometimes we have to tell ourselves that we are enough, and we can do anything we put our minds to.

Something I was once told was “You can do anything you put your mind to.” What does that mean? How do I put my mind to something?

We put our minds to something by deciding it is important to us. If we carry it around our whole life it can become a character trait or a moral. Something as simple as deciding to choose your words wisely when talking to people is to take care to speak respectfully and honestly to someone. Carry that around for the rest of your life and suddenly honesty and respect becomes a habit and possibly a moral.

Beliefs can be many things from morals, to our opinions of people, to what we believe exists. Many people think that only special groups of people believe in things they cannot see, like scientists and religious people. In reality we all believe in something we can not see… oxygen perhaps. All people believe in something that we technically cannot see. The biggest one of all, in my opinion… is love.

I believe in a lot of things I cannot see. My biggest one is God. You might not be able to see him, I believe I can. I see him in nature, I hear him in the silence, I feel him comfort me when I am laboring to show him off in all of my actions and thoughts, I also feel him ever present in my decision making. When I read his word or listen to the men of God I feel him making what I need to hear or read stand out to me like a sign. My morals/beliefs are based off of the convictions I am given in his word. I refuse to have anything less than what he has planned for me.

Everyone’s beliefs are different. I implore you to discover what yours are so that you may know yourself better.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

My Side of the Story

I am sitting beside you, do you not feel my presence? I am praying with you, do you not hear my tears hit the floor as I weep beside you? I laugh with you, I speak to you, and yet you think I’m just your conscious. I strive to keep you safe, can you not hear Me telling you that you shouldn’t do the very thing you are laboring so hard to do. I am with you during your car rides, meetings, grocery lines, classes, family discussions, alone time, and even when you are sleeping. I look out for your past, present, and future… do you not see me in it? I created this beautiful place called earth for you.

I have something for you. I hold it in my hand with care, like holding on to a new born babe, it’s the plan that I have for you. With great joy I raced to show you at the beginning stages of your life, so that you can get started right away and miss nothing. But you turn Me away with mutterings that you do not need Me, you can accomplish every thing you ever wanted without me… on your own. So I wait, I wait as a farmer would wait for rain. Some of you come straight forth, claiming your calling and who you are in God. Some of you I have to replant, some need more water, others need more shelter from the storm because they are fragile and need protecting. Some need more soil, or ground covering friends to help them. Some bring forth shade, others fruit, and some beauty. Many will do none of theses things. They shall bring forth thorns and thistles. They shall be a hindrance to there fellows, they will tell them “you can be anything, who needs God!” “He is not there anyway.” “Where is your God now?” “You will never be perfect, why try?” “Who do you think you are?”. They shall try to choke their brethren with their vines, hurt them with their thorns, and steal all their nutrients. They hated Me before you though. Ripped from the earth shall they be, as well as cut down at the root. They will get their just reward, focus on Me.

The point of the matter, or the reason for the story, is do you even want Me? Do you seek Me? I never left you, even though you accuse Me of such a treachery. I am here with you now and always.

Hallelujah, Amen,

Tolerance

What is tolerance? Is it a good thing? What can we accomplish with it? What do we get when we use it? What are we giving to the other person when we use it with them? All of these are valid questions. Here is my thought process on the matter.

Tolerance is the ability to withstand something that one may not necessarily agree with. The capability of enduring continual environmental conditions, without adverse reaction. Basically dealing with things we would rather not with, not a bad conduct, but one that may not be our best. Is it a good thing? Well, just like anything I believe it depends on how we use it. I think tolerating something for a short time knowing it will not last long is okay. To tolerate something continuously for a long time I believe would have a drain on ones soul. For example, you tolerate this person you met randomly at the park knowing your friends will be picking you up in the next five minutes. Hopefully you will never see this person again. “Ugh, such a bore,” you think. This will not have a long term effect on the person you are having a conversation with because they do not know how you act on a normal basis making it where they have nothing to compare your current mood too. On the other hand you could be tolerating this kid that you babysit three days out of the week for seven hours at a time and you cannot stand the kid because they are always coming over to you asking questions. How you act does have a massive impact on the other individual because they see how you act around them and how you are with other people. The child does not understand why you treat them so differently.

We tolerate other things too. Like the weather, backed up traffic, crying infants, coworkers, waiters and family. You should reflect on how you use your tolerance and if it is hurting someone. Our actions speak louder than our words. I had a coworker one time that I to this day, believe that she did not care for me at all. My assumption towards this was how she treated me compared to other people; her words soon confirmed her actions. These are things we need to keep in mind as followers of Jesus. What do the people around us see? Our arrogant self, or the Creator that rests inside of us.

May the Father show us our wrongs and convict us of them so that we may grow in Him, Amen.

Sincerely,

*This Girl*

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