Friday, July 15, 2011

Hope and Peace

I love this from the daily devotional book, Jesus Calling: "Do not worry about tomorrow! This is not a suggestion, but a command."

The last year and a half has moved me deeper spiritually in a number of ways. I will mention two of them.

The first is that I want to live each day -- trusting in the Lord for that day. Too much of my life has been lived with worried eyes toward the future. I now rebuke that kind of life.

The second is that I want to live a "no regret" life. I want there to be no loose ends in any of my relationships. If I need to forgive someone, I want to do that. If I have wronged someone, I want to make it right. No regrets. It is amazing how the result of that is peace.

Those are my two big words right now: Hope and peace. My ONLY hope is in Jesus. And HE is my peace.


Anonymous said...

Amen! Let me tell you, that you and Beverly have been great role models for me. What yall endured with Jenny, and how yall are trying your best to move on, but never lost hope in God, ministered so much to me and my friends. I am telling you! I am pretty sure, that you and Beverly have made an impression on many people, and they are now saved and going to heaven because of it!

Kristen said...

This might be my favorite blog post you have ever written. The one thing I think those of us who have grieved the death of a close family member understand, maybe more than others, is how important it is to tell the people in your life that you care for them and love them. Everyday, in every circumstance. Pride goes out the window, and it becomes your number one priority in life to express your love for others. It is not okay to wait for the "right time". You may never get that opportunity. I never truly got that before. Loving the people still here honors those we have lost. Thank you so much for writing this and for being an important part of my healing process over the past two years.

Jeff said...

Great post and great reminder of what is really important.