Knowledge without love (compassion, patience, kindness, integrity…) doesn’t usually go far in influencing others. Love matters! Above all, people need to know we care about them- defenses are lowered, walls come down, doors open, frowns turn to smiles and real communication begins.
Typically, we think that talking is the best way to influence others. We work hard to prove our points and push our agendas. But often it’s our ability to listen and sincerely care about what others are saying that has the greatest influence. Only then, by God’s grace we may have a platform to speak.
May God bless our relationships, and when times are tough, we can meditate on these beautiful words…
” If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails!”
-1 Corinthians 13
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Be Encouraged 🧡
It’s a rainy day and the sky is grey . . .
Despite the forecast, I can live like it’s Spring because Jesus is in my heart. Weekend blessings dear friends. May the joy of the Lord be your strength, wherever you are in the world, and whatever your forecast!
“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
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“And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22b
The journey of life is not always easy. Of all the things I’m thankful for, the greatest is the cross of Christ! There I can exchange my burdens for peace and rest. If you’re feeling weighed down by sorrow or sin today, know that you can come to the cross and lay your burdens down . . .
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When I think about the cross of Christ so many emotions come to mind. The foremost being gratefulness…
Jesus washed away my sins, gave me a fresh start, accepted me, and calls me beautiful and eternally loved! Nothing in this life can compare to these priceless gifts. And no heartache can rob me of the joy of having them. Meditating on all Christ has done for me calms my soul and reminds me of what is truly important in life–my relationship with God.
When we begin our day with a grateful heart we won’t find room to complain. Thankfulness and negativity cannot co-exist. Negativity drains our energy. Reject it in all its forms and renew your mind with the life giving words of Christ. Embrace all that is good, lovely, and pure, and all that Christ accomplished at the cross. Focus on these things and the peace of God will be with you.
Praying for a grateful heart 💜
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Blessed are the peacemakers! — Jesus (Matthew 5:9)
Unity cannot be achieved by force, it can only be achieved by forgiveness. Forgive, let go, look forward with hope!
Leila Grandemange ❤
Prayer matters . . .
” I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” –1Timothy 2:1-2
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Sometimes we just need someone to look us in the face and tell us that everything will be okay . . .
“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” —John 14:27
It’s going to be okay, please don’t worry or be afraid. Talk to Jesus. He loves you. His peace is available to you ❤️
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