May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, (NIV) ( Romans 15:5 )
Sometime people don’t always think the same way we do or treat us the way we want to be treated. God gives us patience and encouragement to love people where they are. Love that is based upon performance, good behavior, or “right” thinking does not teach the love of God. We are prepared by the Holy Spirit to love others where they are at and it is this same love that God loves us with. Are you trying your best to change someone by witholding your love rather than loving the person completely? Does God love you the same way?
"My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it."
"Confidence is not walking into a room with your nose in the air and thinking you are better than everyone else. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone."
Self confidence is attractive, but so are humility, compassion and being respectful. Love yourself, but don’t forget that everyone is deserving of love also, even people that don’t show you the same kindness. (via his-submissive-girl)
You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you. (NIV) ( Psalm 69:5 )
Oh Lord, you know first hand how foolish we can be! Most of our foolishness revolves around pride and selfishness. Perhaps we’ve criticized others for something we, ourselves, have done. Or maybe we took advantage of someone and didn’t realize we were doing it. With time and maturity we can usually look back on our actions and see the errors of our ways. But we cannot hide our foolishness from you, nor would we want to. Lord, we pray you reveal to us the foolishness of our ways and show us if we can heal any wounds we’ve created.
"Christianity is not about doing good deeds. It is about CHOOSING to do good deeds for others out of Love, and choosing to do them with a joyful smile on your face. Just like Christ did. That’s what Christianity is about."